November 3, 2010

What's next for liberals?

If you need a further jolt of enthusiasm after yesterday (I know I did, glass half full type that I am of late) take a look at some liberal opinions on how things went down. Surf, troll, enjoy.  In doing so I came across on opinion piece from Michael Kieschnick at Huffington Post.  It's his 10 point plan to for liberals re-group after the loss.  THIS, is what's next for liberals. By the way, it's wonderful in it's self-reinforcing construct.

Here are the main points (partially verbatim, partially paraphrased, full version here):

1. Commit to Taking Down FOX News
2. Tell the Senate to pass the DISCLOSE Act during the lame duck session to force disclosure of corporate contributions 'brings the enemy out in the open'.
3. Keep fighting to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
4. Sign up for the fight for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United decision.
5. Tell the FCC to use its existing authority to establish and defend net neutrality.
6. Demand that the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service investigate the political organizations set up by Karl Rove to launder millions of dollars in secret cash to change the outcome of elections.
7. Defend the EPA from castration by pro-coal interests in Congress.
8. Convince the Obama administration to stop appealing progressive court rulings on matters like the Defense of Marriage Act, Don't Ask Don't Tell, and the state secrets defense against torture and wiretapping.
9. Urge Democratic senators to do away with lifetime tenure for committee chairs and open up all chair positions to majority vote elections.
10. Demand that the Department of Justice enforce the provisions of the national voter registration law that require state governments to offer to register all voters at departments of public welfare and motor vehicles.

You know what, forget what I said before. BRILLIANT!!!!

If that's how the left wants to focus their energies, I say go for it.  That will surely defeat the GOP in 2012 and beyond and it will definitely ensure President Obama outperforms his 2008 campaign.


  1. If the Citizens United ruling had not been made, the COMEDY CENTRAL protest could not have happened.

    Seriously, until good people simply start stating the obvious, that leftists, liberals, and progressives are FREAKING IDIOTS, there is simply no way to get back to normalcy.

  2. The road back to normalcy is still a long, tough slog. Tuesday's results aren't a step in the right direction, merely applying the brakes to continuing in the wrong direction.

    Regarding the Citizen's United ruling, I have two thoughts. (1) The issue is so arcane to most voters, their passions on the left to overturn it are a wasted effort. It does not rise to the level of a Roe v. Wade decision. It's like us on the right who are passionate about the Kelo ruling trying to convince regular voters that it matters. Returning to Citizens United, even if they get a few people excited about it, the counter-argument is that if corporations are off limits, then unions should be off limits too. Fair is fair.

    (2) If these are the 10 steps they find most urgent on the left, they are destined to lose again in 2012, and likely beyond. Just like President Obama, they didn't get the message of the mid-terms, and that's fine by me.

  3. Dean, they are simply dumb. But, I like their direction. If they are successful in any of these endeavors, hopefully, normal folks will finally drag out the tar and feathers.


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