Thursday, November 04, 2004

Welcome to WatchingW

So, election 2004 was a bust. What can we do about it? Make sure we never forget why we wanted him out of office so badly. Things happen quickly in this media environment and even with the best of intentions you can forget things. So please, if you find an article, notice a trend, hear a true story of that reminds you why W and his cabinet are so bad, post it here. We'll start now and use it as ammo in 2008.

3 Comments:

Blogger B'wana said...

Like other Tuesday losers, I've been moping around looking for some solace in all of this. I am more determined than ever to keep the 'W's' from ruining our country; so will be trying to do my part in helping organizations who are fighting the good fight and continuing to boycott the corporations (ie WalMart,certain Sinclair Broadcasting advertisers, and others who are contributors to extreme right wing causes) and who think they have a green light to do whatever the hell they want or who take advantage of our economic system especially in excessive outsourcing or repressing their own employees.

I don't know about you, but it helps me to know there are still things I can do while waiting for the next presidential election to boot these guys out. "W" will be gone by then but DeLay, Frist, Hastert, et al will most likely still be around, not to mention the henchmen and women behind the scenes. Your written opposition to the first wave of ultra conservative supreme court justices may be necessary. (but see below for new article)

Don't throw in the towel, it just encourages them. They are conciliatory now, but that will end very soon as behind closed doors they are already gloating their asses off. Listed below are just a few things that are possible, there will be alot more things later as well. One sight I find very valuable is this one

http://www.liberaloasis.com/

Some intereting developments have already happened. Arlen Specter, the moderate Republican Senator from Pennsylvania (who just won re-election for 6 more years) has already told Bush not to send any right wing Roe v Wade judges to his committee. He has also bemoaned the fact that there are no legal giants on the current court.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1154&slug=ELN%20Specter%20Supreme%20Court

This might be the first salvo fired in an attempt by moderates to take back the Republican party. There are enough of these types of Republicans in the Senate to help thwart some of the things that will need to be thwarted. Remember, Snowe, Jeffords, Chaffe, Spector, Lugar, Nagel, and Collins are all very moderate (in fact some may have secretly supported Kerry in the election), so Frist may not get his way on as many things as he thinks. Also, if necessary, the Senate filibuster is still possible, as it takes 60 votes to deny that. The Repubs only have 55 if they all go that way, but the chances are that they wouldn't even get that much support.

The other good news is it looks like Ashcroft is on his way out the door. I'm sure whoever Bush appoints for that position won't be one of our favorites, but hopefully they will be more moderate than Ashcroft's assault on the constitution.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1152&slug=Ashcroft%20Future

I also heard a rumor yesterday, that John McCain might be replacing Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. Keep your fingers crossed on that. Maybe he can convince the mentally challenged wannabees how better to deal with the Iraqi situation. The important thing for all of us is to stay vigilant. Write letters, emails, boycott whoever you need to, and don't give an inch.

Given enough time, their greed and power trips will do them in; our job is to make sure in the meantime that it doesn't do the rest of the world in too.

November 4, 2004 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Cinderella said...

Man! How can half the nation be soooooo out of the loop? I had NO idea that I was immoral, that Sadam attached us, and the two men kissing could break up my marriage! W said he "earned" a credit and intended to spend it. He's firing up both engines and it's full speed ahead plowing over half the nation. Better fasten your safty belts, it's gonna be a bumpy road ahead.

November 5, 2004 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger MIP Christie said...

Hate to say it, but one of my co-workers has a sneaking suspicion that Ashcroft will be named a Supreme Court Justice.
In related news, Slate defines exactly how one Moves to Canada.

November 5, 2004 at 10:58 PM  

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