October 02, 2010
"It took time to free the slaves."
So declared President Obama in remarks delivered at a Democratic National Committee event, urging his supporters not to lose faith in him despite his poor performance in office.
You know what else it took to free the slaves? Republicans.
The solution this time will likely be the same.
Posted by PaulSmithJr at October 2, 2010 01:57 PM
Your right. I'm surprised his proof readers missed that..
However I don't think it will be Republicans who usher in change.
The Republicans were a new party who at that time that rode into power on the abolitionist issue.
The election of their first president also saw the succession of a large percentage of our nation.
But the North won, and we still have Republicans today.
The next issue will come from a New Party, not the Republican. It will, like a Phoenix, rise from the ashes of Republicanism, and take on what works, getting rid of the extra baggage that people won't even consider voting for ...
The Tea Party has that possibility, but once in the spotlight, ... it needs a good leader to propel it forward. Perot carried the reform party one season; then it fell to mediocre leadership, and faded away...
O'Donnell had charisma.. I'm disappointed by today's story how she has had a mental breakdown of sorts and has stopped campaigning. The timing is too unfortunate. She needs to lead the troops... Not surrender from deep inside her castle...
I disagree that true change won't come from the Republicans, but agree that it will likely come from the Tea Party. I think is because the Tea Party will push the Republicans more in their direction, and will focus their efforts on the GOP simply (while also working to push the Demcorasts to the right) because it's easier to take over an existing party than to create a new one, especially in our system which is (unintentionally) designed to be a binary, two-party system.
And let's not forget kavips -- the Democrats have always been the party of treason and oppression. That hasn't changed in two centuries. Indeed, it has always struck me that the Feds need to apply our nation's RICO laws against the Democrat Party.