Monday, January 30, 2006

No More Passionless Whipped Losers, Please

Even if we fail, we need to try. Not filibustering because it's ultimately doomed to fail sends a defeatist message. Democrats can't say "Alito is so dangerous to our country and the Constitution that he mustn't be confirmed" and then just wash their hands. They have to go down fighting to the last, not just because it sends the right message, but because it is the right thing to do.

But these are our national Dems.
Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, also said Sunday he would vote to continue debate. "But the truth of the matter is I think this is done," he told CNN's "Late Edition

With Wolf Blitzer."Asked whether the move represents "simply a symbolic statement," he said, "On my part, quite frankly, yes." Biden added

Et tu, Obama?
"I will be supporting the filibuster because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values," Obama told ABC's "This Week."

But he added, "These last-minute efforts, using procedural maneuvers inside the Beltway, I think, has been the wrong way of going about it."

Predicted Obama: "Judge Alito will be confirmed."

This is passionless, whipped loser talk.

Part of fighting to the end is not admitting defeat until after it's done. And not even then. On the Jay Marvin show a couple of weeks ago, a caller said Dems need to act like Paul Newman getting beaten by George Kennedy in Cool Hand Luke. Refuse to stay down. At first I laughed about it, but as I thought on it, it was right. That shows passion, determination, grit, heart, guts, stamina ... all those virile, manly qualities that are respected and trusted.

Instead we get passionless, whipped losers staying down!

No one should wonder why national Democrats don't win. They gave up trying years ago. If they don't care, why should anyone else?

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