A friend and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Pelosi. The event was sponsored by the Dallas Democrats (and hosted by Harryette Ehrhardt & Eddie Bernice Johnson). And, as most socially conscious political bloggers do, I shared this information on Face Book. Much to my chagrin, a couple of the comments from beleaguered Democratic colleagues were quite disturbing.
The lack luster responses (premised by the not-so-subtle disclaimer): “I don’t mean to offend, but…” were, in fact, offensive. Side bar: when someone begins a statement with “No offense, but…” or “Don’t take this the wrong way, but…”-you can be certain that any statement that follows WILL offend you. More importantly, the person delivering these ultimate wastes of verbal intercourse, think that by disguising their insult, they will offset any backlash it may cause them. But, it doesn’t really work that way, now does it?
Democrats, someone has high-jacked your way of thinking and it’s hindering your effectiveness. Perhaps, it time to dust off the cobwebs of discontent, break free from the psychological quicksand. Democrats, you will never find the promised land if you continue to wander in the radical right wing desert of defeat.
Can you say, “UNITY- all together now…U-N-I-T-Y.”
Democrats, do not allow idiots like Bachman, Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, Boehner, Hannity, O’Reilly, Colter, and all of the other tea party imbeciles (masquerading as “Patriots”) to redefine what a Democrat is and what a Democrat stands for. Do not stand idly by; do not acquiesce as they attempt to make ‘Liberal’, ‘Left’, and ‘Democrat’, dirty words. Remember, the core principles that built the rock solid foundation of our party. Adlai Stevenson said it best:
“The people are wise, wiser than the Republicans think. And the Democratic Party is the people’s Party — not the labor Party, not the farmers’ Party, not the employers’ Party — it is the Party of no one because it is the Party of everyone.