Friday, May 7, 2010

Random Roundup/Rant

Your campaign must be in trouble when you have to recycle endorsements and stage photo ops. The Artur Davis for Governor campaign must think the "traditional" democratic base (women,labor,minorities,teachers,working class) are stoopid. I mean, really.

Do Davis campaign handlers believe that trotting around with Lilly Ledbetter is going to make traditional democratic voters forget he voted against the health care reform bill and voted for the Stupak Amendment?

Does the Davis campaign believe traditional democratic voters are going to believe he's finally showing up to work by "co-sponsoring" a Johnny Come Lately, ineffective bill to raise oil clean up liability?

Does the Davis campaign expect traditional democratic voters to be distracted and bamboozled by his slick new TeeVee Ads? Are working women supposed to believe Artur Davis wants them to have a "fair shake" just because he stands next to Lilly Ledbetter?

Memo to the Davis campaign from this proud traditional democratic voter...I know you are using Lilly Ledbetter to try and make Artur look like he cares about women. Artur Davis and Lilly Ledbetter have access to quality, affordable health care reform, and so do I, but unlike Davis and his supporters (who also have access to health care, I care about the working women and other Alabamians who don't have access to quality, affordable health care reform. Get a clue. Strike that, buy a clue. You sir,are no Congressman Alan Grayson and traditional democratic voters aren't stoopid. You can't dazzle me with brilliance or baffle me with bullsh#t.

Something doe not compute in Neo Liberal Land all right. What part of voting against health care reform is a deal breaker for most progressive/liberal/democrats doesn't compute? If Artur Davis voted for the stimulus why didn't he vote for the health care reform bill?

What part of the only censorship I condone is condoning censorship doesn't compute? When you hide comments because trusted people find them offensive that's censorship. When you ban people from your blog because they disagree with your point of view that's censorship.

What a difference a year makes, this year it's Let the Rebel Ghost Rest , last year it was Today is Confederate Memorial Day. I'm all for letting the Rebel Ghost Rest but that's not going to happen as long as we commemorate Confederate Memorial Day, fly the the Confederate Flag on the grounds of the state capitol and have the "Heart of Dixie" on our license plates. I'm just saying....

Listen up Dems...Tuesday's elections demonstrated that the Republicans are succeeding on both counts and the Democrats are failing.
The Republicans are fueled by their unity in opposition, which keeps their base united and happy. If we can break down that unity on the financial and immigration reforms, and on the confirmation of the SCOTUS nominee, we will splinter and demoralize the Republican base, which will become disgusted with a good portion of their own party.

So, in this case, the best defense is a good offense, but the offense has to be concerned with breaking GOP unity, which means that steamrolling best outcomes isn't the best way to go politically.

Some say the word Teabagger is like using the n word???? I can only shake my head...
" The term "tea-bagger" is like uttering the "n" word, some say. Though he aspires to promote civility, evidence has surfaced that President Obama has added "tea-bagger" to his public lexicon, though it's considered a cheap and tawdry insult by "tea party" activists. Watchdogs at Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) barked when they saw the proof, tucked in a sneak peak of Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter's new book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," to be released May 18. Indeed, it appears the president joined certain partisan critics and the liberal media, and took the tea-bag plunge.

"This remark is the equivalent of using the 'n' word. It shows contempt for middle America, expressed knowingly, contemptuously, on purpose, and with a smirk. It is indefensible to use this word.

We speak English in Alabama? Who knew?

Redeye Rant over and out....for now...


yellowdog said...

Your diaries, comments, insight and passion are missed at Left in Alabama. I will never understand shutting you off for any reason. But you are here, and I can come by and get a dose of 'Redeye Rant' just like the good old days. Truth.

Good job and thank you.

Anonymous said...

You are welcome and thanks for reading. They shut me out at Left in Alabama in an attempt to shut me up.

Redeye said...

I am not Anonymous, I am Redeye still trying to get the hang of this thing.