Sunday, October 09, 2005

Follow That Moose!

Marshall Wittman, our most respected Bull Moose, calls today for an insurrection against the status quo:

"Buckle up, fellow Mooseketeers, we are headed for some turbulence - and that is a good thing. As the Bushies implode, who willl take their place? Will it be a reformed Republican Party? Will the Democrats get their act together and convince the mighty middle that the party is not beholden to its liberal interest groups?

Will a force emerge within or outside the major parties that puts the national interest first? A faction which comes forth that argues that we must have a strong national defense, reform entitlements, requires national service and promotes progressive, pro-capitalist economics? Independent voters have largely given up on this Administration, but do they have anywhere to go?

Mooseketeers, the nation calls us. We must seek converts to this grand effort - to unite the country around a new politics of national unity that transcends the petty, partisan divisions. ..."

I don't know the answer to his questions any more than he does. But Wittman's one of the few (but growing number of) people out there talking sense. The Moose and the RINO must join forces, along with all the others out there sick of the nonsense, sick of the pettiness, and ready for real change and real results. The time draws near.


At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm one of those who you would probably classify as an extremist, on the left side of center. That may be my personal reaction to the nutcases in the other corner. At any rate, I find your blog and its comments refreshingly rational. I'm not turning Republican, but I have found one with whom I could probably have a civil conversation. Nice job!

A committed lefty

At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Nicole said...

Check out this article from the Washington Post. The GOP apparently has '06 Election anxiety (

At 2:35 PM, Blogger JBD said...

committed: Welcome aboard! That's the whole goal of this thing - I don't care how you vote (but please do vote); I would simply like us all to be able to discuss, debate, and argue rationally and civilly without it devolving into chaos. We won't always agree, and that's alright - you're welcome here anytime.

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Sam Nicolas said...

I can't agree more with you and the Moose, but the problem lies in execution. Who, how, with what and when? "What we need is a hero..." Where is the on the ground political leadership that can execute?


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