January 22, 2006

What should happen 1,095 days from now?

If there's any justice in the world, 1,095 days from today will be a day of international (perhaps even gallactic) celebration and liberation. A true cause of hope.

The day will be January 21st, 2009, and it will be the first day in office of the new Democratic president.

Aside from dancing in the streets, it will be time to take action. There's 8 brutal years during which the enviroment was brutalized, freedoms and rights cast aside, fiscal insanity ruling the day, and untold death and destruction around the world due to crack-pot ideological beliefs of the neocon cabal leaving a world destabilized in a fundamental and dangerous way.

What will the new president need to do beginning on January 21st, 2009? What would you like to see done? What can be done to try to mitigate the massive damage inflicted during the darkness of the Bush era?

What will the Democrats need to do to restore this country to it's former greatness and respect around the world?


At 1/22/2006 9:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first thing we democrats will have to do is get someone other than an east coast liberal to run. I don't know how many times we have to try and fail but we will have to have either a Midwest or Southern middle of the road democrat (remember Bill Clinton?) Right now we have 3 main issues that we talk about; abortion, abortion, & abortion. People are fed up with that. Then we have from Illinois Durbin and Obama blasting the republicans for corruption and looking mightly foolish because they have not talked about all the corruption with Daley and Blago in Illinois right under their noses. Voters are getting smarter all the time and becoming harder to fool some of the time much less all of the time. With the fiasco Bush has led us on it should be an easy election, but if we don't get some new ideas we are going to blow this one too.

At 1/22/2006 10:20 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Win in 2008.

If it wasn't a given in 2004, I don't see how it can be in 2008, unless Cheney runs.

At 1/23/2006 3:03 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

For this exercise, we are assumeing that the American people will have awakened and will vote the Republicans out by a margin so large even their massive election fraud won't be able to stop it.

I realize that's not a given.

At 1/23/2006 10:52 AM, Blogger highxlr8r said...

I disagree with Anon 21:49. The Democratic Party hardly talks about abortion if given the chance. It's the Republican party that makes the conversation about abortion, because they know they can't stand up to Democrats on Educations and the Economy. It's a bait and switch tactic they have used for years.

Every time we want to talk about jobs, the bogeyman of abortion and gay marriage is raised by the other side. We aren't to blame for that.

I also have to point out that FDR was an East Coast liberal who did more than any other president this century to move this country ahead.

We can't count on the Midwestern Middle of the Road Democrats to pull us back from the brink that Republicans have led us to. I favor a Midwestern liberal who knows what it takes to lead, and that we won't get anywhere by trying to be like the Republicans.

Liberal positions are not extreme, nor anything to be ashamed of. Liberal positions only appear extreme to some because Republicans have painted them as such, and the American populace has fallen for it.

At 1/23/2006 10:56 AM, Blogger highxlr8r said...

As to the subject of your post, Dope, Democrats need to give a clean sweep to the regulatory departments being regulated by former lobbyists and CEOs of their industries.

Of all the immediate corrections that could made, that is one of the most important.

At 1/23/2006 11:27 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

That's very true.

While Bush and his neocon cronies spent the first year of their administration and beyond with no seeming guiding principle to their actions other than "ABC", anything but Clinton, it's clear that any Dem administration seriously needs to implement an effort to put things right again.

A first priority of any Dem administration should be to instigate a top to bottom "anything but Bush" policy in order to undo the thousands of anti-democratic measures and policies which harm he environment, public health, and social fabric of the country, not to mention the damage done by the Bush arrogance and folly around the world.


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