Monday, November 19, 2007

Superb First Newsweek Column from Kos

Of course Karl Rove is off our federal payroll (yet another Bu$hCo outrage that a craven political operative ever was!) so obviously the above John Cole image is a bit dated. Markos Moulitsas delivers a superb Newsweek piece, titled Make the Bush Record the Issue : Absent amnesia—which only happens on soaps—Democrats will be fine, in his first effort in that venue. He starts off in part with the following:
Earlier this month, according to Gallup, more people strongly disapproved of George W. Bush than any previous president since the advent of polling—and, really, how could things be any different? Bush can boast of an unwinnable quagmire in Iraq, a decimated housing market, economic instability and a collapsing dollar, a dysfunctional health-care system, a still-devastated Gulf Coast, a wealth gap of a scope unseen since the Great Depression and a pervasive and disturbing image of America as a hapless, blundering giant, rather than a beacon of freedom and morality in the world.

His close 'aint bad either where he writes:

Democrats, on the other hand, believe government can be a resource for promoting the common good and thus are invested from the beginning in governing competently, efficiently and fairly. Their ideology demands it. And what better way for Democratic candidates to illustrate this contrast than by running against the Republican trifecta—the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court—that governed throughout most of Bush's eight years in office?

Democrats should and will use Bush and his destructive policies on the campaign trail as the primary example of what happens when people who hate government are elected to run it. The message will be that Bush isn't a historical anomaly: he's the embodiment of modern conservatism.

Dead on true words. Conservatism, at least that practiced by the Republicans in the last thirty or so years, simply fails the test. Peace ... or War!

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