Archive for December 2nd, 2010

Margaret Cho Has A Theory

That Sarah Palin forced her daughter to compete on Dancing With The Stars partly out of revenge for getting so inconveniently pregnant, and partly to launder her own image for a run at the presidency.

Sarah Palin motivated by grandiose political ambition and petty spite?  I dunno, sounds kinda farfetched to me…

December 2nd, 2010 at 11:47am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Palin,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Andrew Sullivan Sort Of Makes My Day

On the one hand, it’s gratifying that so many of us on the left have refused to abandon our principles and mindlessly support our party right or wrong like conservatives do.

On the other hand, it’s depressing that we find ourselves opposed to our president and party on a near-constant basis.  I think Digby and especially Balkin are a little bit off about the prospects of the Democrats ever showing any kind of backbone or unity in support of their own supposed ideals.  The fundamental problem is that as long as our campaign finance system (and the revolving door to the lucrative corporate/lobbying world) is thoroughly corrupt, both parties will be pressured to move to the right, especially on economic issues (social and military issues always seem to find a way to tag along for the ride).  Which is great for a party that’s supposed to be conservative, and incredibly destructive for a party that’s supposed to be progressive.

Put the two together, and you have progressive bloggers like Jane begging Obama and the rest of the ineffectual Democrats to show some guts and leadership for a change, and why their pleas will continue to fall on deaf ears.

4 comments December 2nd, 2010 at 07:38am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere,Democrats,Obama,Politics,Wankers

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