Friday, August 06, 2010

Quote of the Day


"The Republican base is part of a conservative movement. The Democratic base, by contrast, is a loose coalition that elects a new president and then goes home, expecting the new president to deliver miracles."

-- Professor and Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich

10 comments:

Brian H said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWliylnxSrA

C said...

Heartbreakingly true.

CNNfan said...

Obviously, the great recession we are facing did not just magically appear from nowhere within the last year and a half.

drater said...

No. We also elect a Democratic congress, which then sits on its hands and whines that it can't do anything without a super majority.

He's also conveniently forgetting that the conservative agenda dovetails nicely with the corporate agenda, which has very deep pockets, some of which are full of congressmen. Then there's the fact that 500 teabaggers get together to complain about our socialist president, and the media is all over them. 50,000 people protest the Iraq invasion, and it's crickets.

Ref said...

The Republican gets catered to, even when it is being soft-pedaled. The Democratic base gets punched, kicked, and derided by those who ride it to power.

On the other hand, the Republican base nominates whackos.

Anonymous said...

The unfortunate part, drater, is that they are partially correct about needing a super majority. The Republicans have been quick to filibuster.

Randy said...

"The Republicans have been quick to filibuster."

What about that Democrat filibuster to attempt to stop the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Yet minorities, typically, still vote for the people that tried to hold them back (and in a lot of ways, still do).

Vermillion said...

Um, so is anyone going to address the utter historical ignorance of Randy's statement? Or are we just gonna let it lay there and collect flies, or what?

Chez said...

Dude, have at it. I'm way too tired.

Ref said...

Randy, are you so fucking dumb that you can't understand the huge changes in the two parties since 1964 or are you just a troll with no respect for our intelligence?