Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Now! ... is the winter of our discontent


One of the most annoying things about the current political epoch is that the far right has been on a war footing against Liberals and Democrats for decades, perhaps since the impeachment of Nixon. At the same time we have been our good old benevolent selves, scarcely recognizing the glint of bayonets the the Capitol cloakrooms, or the smell of blood and sinew as one after another of the good guys gets gutted by swiftboat tactics unworthy of a mafia brawl, or some junior person in the press is made a eunuch in front of his peers, chilling them all.

The situation has not changed, only our perception of it has. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rove in the White House, Santorum, Hatch, and Frist in the Senate, DeLay and Blunt and many others in the House have been playing fast hard ball and we have been standing at the plate without a cup, without a helmet, and without a clue.

Now comes Dr. Allen Roland, whom we referenced on Saturday, and Rob Kall, of leader of OpEdNews.com, each with a clarion call.

Listen up!

JRB

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