Saturday, November 20, 2004

Oh yeah, here's one more thing I've been meaning to comment on for the past couple of weeks but have been too busy or to apathetic to get around to. I still like GYWO and all, but, umm, no.

We're smarter than those motherfuckers.

Clearly we're not, otherwise we wouldn't be here.

We can learn more quickly than those motherfuckers.

Clearly we can't, because we had four goddamn years to get clued in and they still beat us to the finish line.

We can be more ruthless than those motherfuckers.

We don't have a Karl Rove.

We can be some six-million-dollar motherfuckers ourselves.

Aren't we supposed to be the party of poor motherfuckers? Until ETP, BOETP and I get our third way going, which I'm tentatively calling Neo-Liberalism, we're not going to be Lee Majors.

... Cut some stuff that I can get on board with...

There's an election in two years.
There's nothing we can't do.

Yeah, well, this is what we started telling ourselves in 2000, and look what it got us. It's basically been nothing but a bunch of this rah-rah, second place isn't so bad, we'll get 'em next time, total denial bullshit since November 2nd. Or maybe it hasn't, or I just haven't been looking in the right places. Either way, this is not what we need to be doing. We need to get pissed, and we need to act. And for fuck's sake, finally act in ways that will actually do something, instead of just perpetuating the empty rhetoric.

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