I’m speaking specifically to Democrats on this one and those who calls themselves Democrats, but invite moderate Republicans or the traditional/real Republicans to consider this charge to.
As a supporter of President Obama and believe he will do an excellent job, BUT he can’t do that when we do not keep his feet to the fire as we did George W. Bush. Unlike George W. Bush and most Republicans in Congress today, this President thinks long term.
The Republican Party of today and its media arms in radio and television are diligently working not only to drive Congress off of the political fringe it’s currently on, but anyone who may validate their extreme invalid and unrealistic points of view. They, meaning the extremist within the Republican Party will continue their ridiculous opposition. Facts, reality, morality and truth are less important when it comes to their desire to control and posses’ power.
The minority within this minority called the Republican Party are just as silent as the Democrats who are now in the majority. You’ll be surprised how much we may actually agree. I’m not unreasonable. I can and have disagreed with Democrats on many occasions. I may be a Democrat, but I’m not extreme or anything goes.
But I say to my fellow Democrats and moderate/traditional Republicans, WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU ALL. Stand-up and speak out for what you know is not right. I may be a Democrat, but I know that there are Republicans, who I like to call the ‘Real Republicans’ who are blown away by what their party has become. This is not the same party as it was many decades ago, but a carbon copy of what the Democrats were many decades before that. Now is absolutely not the time to sit on your hands and bite your tongue and be timid. Many simply talk loud, but are saying nothing and evidence they claim supports their theories are laughable, but their scare tactics are not funny, neither is your silence.
If you are what you claim to be Democrats then Challenge Their Ass or go away. Many will only give you more of the rhetoric if you allow it. If you don’t know the truth, then seek it out for yourself; don’t combat nonsense with more nonsense. If you know it’s wrong then say it. But don’t just say it, explain why it is wrong and give a solution. Name calling on both sides gets us no where. There are Democrats who are proving themselves to be just as ridiculous as many Republicans of today are proving themselves to be. Now is not the time to remain silent, unless you really are as unsophisticated of a voter as the extremist believe you are.
If you voted for a particular party, just because it’s ‘Your Party’ regardless if the candidates on top are making sense or not, then you’re an unsophisticated voter. If you voted for a particular candidate because the color of their skin, Black or White, then you are an unsophisticated voter. If you voted for someone because of their gender, then you are an unsophisticated voter. There is good and bad in all regardless of what their supporters may say. I love the Democratic Party, but there are elements of it I do not like. Just as I may oppose the actions of the Republican Party, but have little issues with some of it’s more moderate members. (You rarely hear me speak ill of certain people within the GOP who are moderate. Only the Karl Rovers and Dick Cheney’s of the party. I may speak kind of the more liberal members of the Democratic Party, but you rarely hear me reference them.) I’m not a Blue Dog Democrat, but I can play well with them just as I can the Hawks within the GOP, when they consider each other.
SIDE-NOTE: We shouldn’t have a Republican democracy, nor should it be Democrats democracy, but we should have democracy. I won’t go into a U.S. Government or History class lesson today, but my goodness what in the Hell is wrong with some of these people on BOTH sides of the aisle.
So I turn to you Democrats, because truth has basically written off the validity of many (not all) Republicans today. Democrats what are you going to do? What are you going to say? Or can I apply the stinging words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to you too when he said that “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Today my Democrats, Liberal and even Moderate Republican friends are silent. Silent in speaking what is true, fair and logical to yield to the noise that is erupting from the scared, the hateful, the unsocialized and uncivilized within the Republican Party of today. Is the Democratic Party the party of change or the mute big brother of the smaller, but much louder Republican Party?
Why I support the President is not because of race or ideology although I share both with this President. I understand what he’s seeking to achieve, but he is just an instrument. You are the change, Congress and the President is the vehicle to make that change, the judicial system are the enforcers of that change. Show you have the political and moral testicular fortitude to be the change that we believed in or just bend over and continue to let the extremist continue to… screw you, what were the Republican Party and the country as a whole up. Democrats, it is not the Republican Party that is the problem, nor is it the Democratic Party. It is what both are
So I end with this, “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” What are you cooperating with?