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Posted by inthebrain in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Thu Jun 15th 2006, 12:29 AM
I keep looking at all that's gone on over the last six years and the state of things today. I am looking at CAFTA, NAFTA, WTO, Welfare Reform, Overtime restructuring, Bankruptsty reform, Campaign finance reform, Alito, Iraq War, Immigration Debate, Gay marriage Debate, Religion, Media and anything else you name.

I can go on for hours.

The more I look at this thing, the more I see that the uphill battle is ahead of us. We haven't even breached the borders of Mordor yet. Will we be able to sustain any ammounts of pressure on these issues when Bush is gone? For as much as he's an asshole he's one hell of a polarizing figure.

I worryed about what happens when the next comes along and claims he's a reformer. And let's us all down............AGAIN!!!!!

What really wories me the most is that people become content when Bush is long gone and out of power. The real work begins afterwards. These last two years were supposed to be the great last stand of the Democrats. They were all supposed to stand up collectivly and give the finger to Bush. It didn't pan out that way and it seems there were only a handfull of Dems that stood up.

Then there is mainstreaming of hate that has undone all the progress we've made. There's paranoia of gays, immigrants and the McCarthy stain of the Red Scare still alive and well.

I was reading somewhere today that stated the last poor peoples movement in this country was led by Martin Luther King. Has there ever been a period in America where we've had to go back that far to find a poor peoples movement?

I am given hope in the fact that people long thought dead and beaten always seem to come back and bite our leaders in the ass; The Espionage Act was used to discourage anti war activites, Native Americans were thought dead and gone until they popped up in the 70's yadd yadda yadda yadda. The list goes one.

I am not giving up hope. Although I am very skeptical of what happens should the Dems take back the House and senate in 06. Then perhaps the presidency in 08. I am worried about people falling asleep because those in charge have a D on their chest.

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