(re-posted from Daily Kos)
It is time to unite the country. Time and past time to do, if you ask me. But *how* shall we unite the country? Shall we attempt to reach out to the -more moderate- less crazy Republicans? If so, *how* should we do it?
Major polls show most of the head to head presidential races tight. Yes, folks, a lot of people say they would vote for Giuliani against Clinton, Obama, or Edwards. Latest polls show all three winning, but not by much.
So, what should we do?
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Should we compromise ourselves? Should we keep on being doormats for the Republican machine? Give in here, give in there, and keep our powder dry?
We should unite this country by informing the country, enlightening the country, making sure that everyone knows that Bush and the Republicans and the entire Conservative movement is *un*American, *un*Christian (also *un*Jewish and *un*Moslem), and just plain wrong.
How shall we do this?
By playing to our strengths, everywhere.
Where in the Bible does it say that we should bomb people? What happened to THOU SHALT NOT KILL? I’m not a Biblical scholar (talk about your understatement!) but a growing number of born-again Christians are (hold on) Democrats! That’s right folks, not everyone who’s born again is a Rethug. Let’s reach out and, when someone grasps our hand, pull them in and give them a hug. *Not* by pretending to be what we are not: I am an atheist. But you *can* be an evangelical Christian and care more about the planet than your neighbor’s womb. So, here’s motto 1:
The Republicans: Destroying God’s creation.
There are some people who think the budget should be balanced. I am not of strong mind on this one. I don’t know enough to know how bad it is for it to be imbalanced. Others here can weigh in if they like. But who has the biggest deficits? Republican administrations! Here is a table of debt (as percent of GDP) by Presidential term. The biggest percentage increases were under GHW Bush (13.1%), Reagan 1st term (11.3%), GWBush 1st term (8/3%) and GWBush 2nd term (estimate of 4.3%). The biggest decrease? Roosevelt/Truman (-24.3%), Truman (-21.9%), Eisenhower (-10.8%), Johnson (-8.3%) and Clinton (-8.2%). So motto two:
The Democrats: The party of fiscal responsibility
A lot of people who sometimes vote Republican think that government should butt out of people’s lives. But the Republicans disagree. They want to tell you that you can’t have an abortion; they want to keep the dead alive (Terri Schiavo); they want to spy on you and yours. Make a phone call? To a foreigner? well… that’s sneaky. So, motto three:
The Democrats: Keeping government where it belongs
So, let’s not compromise, let’s advertise!
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you a Democrat!