something to keep in mind

There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility.

John F. Kennedy

interpret for yourself.

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UPDATE: this was part of JFK’s prepared Dallas speech, which, as we all know, was never delivered. thanks to james for the link.

6 thoughts on “something to keep in mind

  1. James,

    You’re right. It is tragic that he never got to speak those words. Thanks for the clarification. I will add your link to the post.

  2. Pretty sad.

    This whole “Democrats have no ideas” BS you’re trying to imply is simply that. It’s merely a pathetic ploy by the Republicans to keep control after ruining everything they touched. And you silly little dittoheads just buy the BS retail. And it seems to be all that you talk about. Really getting desperate.

  3. Brad,
    It’s interesting that you made the connection you did based on that quote. I never said (at least in this post)that the Democrats don’t have ideas.
    The Democrats have ideas. I have no doubt about that. What they don’t have is a effective delivery of those ideas. Many of them also believe in policies that I contend are hard to sell to the average American. Once the Democrats find a spokesman who can effectively deliver their ideas, and someone who will be able to sell Democratic policy to us, then they will have a reasonably good chance to kick out the Republicans. Again…just my view. You are free to disagree with it, and to challenge what you think is a mindless acceptance by me of everything the Republicans are doing. You would be absolutely wrong if you got that impression about me from only two posts.

    I’ve tried to be civil and answer your arguments on their merits. I don’t see where name-calling is necessary here. I didn’t do that to you, and I expect the same courtesy.

    I’m not a silly little dittohead, or any sort of dittohead. I don’t listen to Rush very often, although I do find him entertaining. I am not required to bash Republicans, and it’s not necessary, since there are plenty of blogs perfectly willing to do that. If that’s what you’re looking for, maybe you will find something to agree with in the next post.

    I have always said that the Republicans can’t take the Democrats for granted. I believe that. If that’s not clear from what I have written previously, then I’m making my position clear in this comment. The Republicans have screwed up. They need accountability. In ’06, we will provide some. The voters will ultimately decide which party is the lesser evil.

  4. You have 16 posts labelled “moonbats”. She who lives in glass houses ought not throw stones. I call them as I see them, and clearly so do you. You also blogroll a site called “Shoot a Liberal”. So I’ll leave you to “interpret” where you can cram your outrage over being called a “name”.

    So if you were NOT implying that Democrats have no ideas, what exactly were your interpretations of the quote? Is this more of your “left-wing fringe” thesis, where in your fantasy land, the “good” Democrats are Lieberman and his ilk (so fittingly called “DINOs”)? Is it a belief that Democrats would be great if only they were more like Republicans because that’s the impression I get by reading your site. Who exactly are these left-wing fringe elements that are SO popular in America right now?

  5. First of all, I never called you a moonbat. I reserve that special term for Kos, Cindy Sheehan, and most of the left-wing nuts in your party. I think that that reasonable, rational people can disagree on the issues of the day, which we obviously do. I’m sure that I would be opposed to some of the sites on your blogroll as well, so it doesn’t bother me that you object to sites on mine.

    Here’s what I would like to see with the Democrats. I would like to see them become a party that listens more to the average Democrat than to people like Kos and Cindy Sheehan. I would like to see the same thing out of the Republicans, that they would start listening to us again, which they are not right now. I do believe that the Democrats are pandering to the left-wing fringe. You obviously disagree with that.

    I don’t care if the Democrats clinge to more liberal beliefs on everything than Joe Lieberman does. I hope they do. In fact, I hope they stake out a position that is so different from the Republicans that the voters can have a clear choice based on issues, not on personality.

    I think you know that America is not as enamored with the left-wing fringe as the Democratic leadership seems to be. Unfortunately, those people seem to be controlling your party.

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