With every word Ms Ivins writes, I am filled with hope. Her column posted on Working for Change.com on 1.20.06 (Not. Backing. Hillary.) sent me over the moon with joy! It made me want to dance. She talks about the courage & leadership needed to speak out and says what needs to be done. Ms Ivins says she is not going to vote for Hillary.
Sen. Clinton is apparently incapable of taking a clear stand on the war in Iraq, and that alone is enough to disqualify her. Her failure to speak out on Terri Schiavo, not to mention that gross pandering on flag-burning, are just contemptible little dodges.
She's got the facts about the mood of the country and she is not afraid to call these Democrats on the carpet.
The majority (77 percent) thinks we should do "whatever it takes" to protect the environment. The majority (87 percent) thinks big oil companies are gouging consumers and would support a windfall profits tax. That is the center, you fools. WHO ARE YOU AFRAID OF?and
Do not sit there cowering and pretending the only way to win is as Republican-lite. If the Washington-based party can't get up and fight, we'll find someone who can.We need new leadership in this country, a party or someone who listens to the people who elected them and then follows through. When he or she follows through, they still need to listen and they change course when it becomes necessary, not because we must "Stay the Course".
I have never supported any member of the Bush family and I didn’t support this one. On that night back in 2000 when the last Florida ballot was counted and we were told who would be our new president, I said to myself ‘This is bad, 4 years of Bush….But, really, it is only 4 years, How bad could it be?” I was wrong. That was the worst thing for me. My only child, Lt Ken Ballard was killed in Iraq on 5.30.04. Because of GW's policies, my son is dead. I will not get to plan a wedding, I will have no grandchildren. Every morning I wake up and I say to myself “Now what?” My life has been forever changed and the hole in my heart will never heal.
Rahm Emanual (D-IL) as head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the man who has been charted to take back the House. I am troubled that he says the way to accomplish this daunting task is all about “winning elections”
I disagree. When he says things like that, his message to me is, it doesn’t matter what a politician stands up for, it is about winning elections. It doesn’t matter how many more American sons and daughters and how many Iraqis die, as long as Democrats win elections. I cannot tell you how much it pains me to hear that my son’s death and all of the 2225 American soldiers in Iraq is not what is important, but it is winning elections. Shame on you, Mr Emanual. I may not live in IL and I cannot vote for him, but I am his karmic constituent.
Ms Ivins said it eloquently as she always does. We owe her a BIG thank you for her bravery for writing the words that she does. We owe her a BIG thank you for speaking and writing the truth. Thank you, Molly!!
I’m not backing Hillary either. I am in good company.