I have a bone to pick with my son. He's a 28 year old "progressive". If I hear the word progressive one more time, I'm going to have to do something drastic. Perhaps I will have to kick one of my cats.
So I suppose as a progressive you are implying, that all of us non-progressives, and that refers to Democrats sand Republicans alike are, well, backwards. I have news for you kid, I am not as dumb as you want to believe and you're not as smart as you think. Oh, I know what the problem is and I'm going to say it in print. I don't like Barak Obama, and because of that I am an idiot. I was one of those fools who wanted Hillary Clinton be be nominated as the presidential candidate. Well, dear, Barak Obama is now president and I'm waiting for the "change" you can believe in. So where is it. I don't see it yet. What I'm seeing is Chicago politics as usual expanded to the White House. Now isn't that terrific.
Before any collateral "progressive" attacks that if you don't like the current president you must be a racist, rest assured I am not. I would love to have been proven wrong. All I've seen so far in this administration is the same old, same old crap, with nothing being accomplished. Your argument that it's the Republicans standing in the way is not even possible - they truly don't have the power to stand in the way of anything at this point. What is standing in the way are the Democrats themselves who can't agree on anything. Put three Democrats in a room and you'll get 5 arguments.
If anyone reading this article gets the wrong idea, I am a registered Democrat. I was once just like my son, but I have lived longer than he has and I know bullcrap when I hear it. Empty words, are just that, empty words. You can sound great, be a wonderful speaker, and still be saying absolutely nothing.
When all other arguments fail, I become the staunch defender and admirer of Sarah Palin. Oh yes, she's my hero. And I guess that, in fact, would prove I'm as dumb as a stump. You know, like her. Let's get this straight right now, I don't agree with Sarah Palin's beliefs, I would not vote for her as president. However, I did feel that she was subjected to attacks that were kind of disgusting and I felt it was mainly because she was female. There are men, just as conservative as she is, who were not treated the same way. As a matter of fact, Hillary Clinton, was attacked in much the same way. Maybe not as severely, but the sexist overtones were there. If you want to criticize Sarah Palin's policies, go right ahead, that's certainly fair game, but the attacks were personal and as a woman I resent it.
I am going to make this prediction, if something doesn't change with this administration and fast, the democrats will be out in Congress, the Senate and the White House. I don't necessarily see that as a wonderful thing. I shudder at the thought of Republicans being in power of all three.
So I could go on and on, but I won't. Anyone who wants to comment is welcome to do so. I warned you I could rant. I will not do it often. I feel better now, at least for a while.