April 07, 2006
Draft Cinderella Man
I shamelessly lift the following off of Cursor’s roundup of the news because it ties in neatly with Wayne’s now famous, or perhaps infamous, Purple Lips post and I don’t it think can be done much more succintly. We just need to go ahead and draft Spitzer.
David Sirota sees “the beginning of a frontal attack by Corporate America on the progressive movement,” in an account of the launching of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, “using the Democratic Party as an all-too-transparent cloak of legitimacy.”
Posted by Buck Batard at April 07, 2006 09:24 AM
Jesus H Christ on steroids, I'm torn on this. Do we take the high ground and fight Bush and corporate America ethically or do we say, "Fuck it!" and fight them on their own terms? They do play the game well. They tend to make sure all the referees are on their side and then do anything and I mean that literally to win.
That said, I still vote high ground. I'd much rather win honorably than dishonerably as Bushco does. Yeah, I'm naive, but I do have my standards (very low ones actually).
Now for something completely different. All praise Harry Taylor, terrorist appeaser and anti-Bush patriot. Gawd, I wish I could have had his opportunity.
Chuck Dupree can argue persuasively that Bushco and corporate America aren't the same thing. Both political parties have their hands in the corporate pie. We just need to have candidates lifted up from the bottom rather than handed to us from on high.
There's little difference between the Democrats and Republicans on that score.
It's about time Chuck posted something on this as he can argue it much more persuasively than I can, so I'm asking to post something relevant on this when he he's free. Maybe one of the other guys that post here can put something up too, although Chuck seems to be the resident expert on the importance of not aligning yourself too closely with either party.
Incidentally, I did read that post on your blog earlier today and do think it's an exceptionally worthy post-- if you don't mind, I might link to it as a post here on Bad Attitudes later today or tomorrow when I get a chance.
One other thing, if you haven't done so, by all means go over to Joe Bageant's website and read some of his essays. Read them all if you have time.
Joe's got it all figured out pretty well and once you read his essays, you might still be torn, but just torn differently. Joe's essays might just make you want to get all torn up with a bottle too, so keep the bar stocked somewhat low so you won't over do it. I made that mistake before and I'm still nursing the remnants of that hangover.