Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mario Cuomo

"We believe as Democrats, that a society as blessed as ours, the most affluent democracy in the world's history, one that can spend trillions on instruments of destruction, ought to be able to help the middle class in its struggle, ought to be able to find work for all who can do it, room at the table, shelter for the homeless, care for the elderly and infirm, and hope for the destitute. And we proclaim as loudly as we can the utter insanity of nuclear proliferation and the need for a nuclear freeze, if only to affirm the simple truth that peace is better than war because life is better than death."
                                                             ~Mario Cuomo

Saturday, June 9, 2012

John Kerry Flip-Flops?

No.  John Kerry does not.  Karl Rove's evil apparatus set a trap for him that he got caught by.  A four second sound-bite was extracted from an explanation of the rationale for not supporting a version of a bill in congress.  "I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it." With Rove's tactic of destroying an opponent by attacking their strength, they produced a tiny seed to grow the immense lie, that John Kerry had ever been in any way inconsistent or wavering.  That attack, along with the same strategy being deployed on Senator Kerry's valor in Vietnam, clearly had a tremendous influence on the results of the 2004 campaign.  Toss in the general suggestion that Kerry is a "french fag" and you can buy enough votes from 'Middle America' to ensure that the nation and world suffers the perils of four more years of George W. Bush, and the continued blistering incompetence of the Republicans.

So Rove and his operatives of darkness have coined a term, wielding the 'Flip-Flop' weapon with all the fervor of their limitless greed.  

"I'm rubber, you're glue.  Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!"

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney defines 'Flip-Flopper' to staggering heights.  I wonder how it might be tabulated, and if indeed the man himself is the world record?

The question headed into the fall is, since the 'weapon' has been created, and now this weather-vane of a man redefines it with mountains of nearly comical evidence, will we appropriately turn this weapon on it's makers?