I have been away from the keyboard for a number of days because of commitments here at home. Some political work, some social obligations and family matters. Today in order to break the monotony I am featuring a short but potent post from a guest and my friend, Anne. I give you,
We The People
Seems to me the response to all the fear-mongering by Republicans is:
We are Democrats
We are the people who have been trying to raise the minimum wage, so people have more money to spend.
We are the people who are trying to protect your Social Security benefits from the false promises of private accounts.
We are the people who are trying to ease the tax burden on working families by asking the wealthiest to shoulder a more proportionate share.
We are the people who have been working for veterans’ funding, and health care.
We are the people who tried to give Medicare the authority to negotiate with the drug companies to make prescription drugs more affordable to our seniors.
We are the people who tried to structure prescription drug coverage for the elderly as part of Medicare, to keep it out of the hands of private insurers who were more concerned with the bottom line than looking out for seniors.
We are the people who have tried to bring new thinking and new ideas to the table for months and months and months, as Iraq descended further and further into chaos.
We are the people who have consistently sided with consumers against the interests of big business and the energy companies and banks.
The Republicans trying to scare you are the same people who have abandoned your interests time and time again, who have failed to listen to your concerns and address your needs. They are the people who think changing the rhetoric will fool you into thinking they are changing their policies.
The choice is yours: you can either fall victim to the scare tactics, or you can stand up for what you know is the truth, and vote Democratic on November 7th.
Graphic courtesy of Matt Wuerker
A last minute addendum to Anne's brilliant observations. A one minute video to remind you of the lies of George W. Bush. Read the accompanying LA Times story.
In case you need more proof that the chimp-master is lying check here.