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Saturday, November 05, 2005

When Democrats Take Back Power .....

When Democrats take back power in 2006, I think it would be a monumental mistake to publicly announce how Democrats are going to reach out to Republicans and work with them in a "spirit of bipartisanship" to address the problems facing our country.

An alternative approach that is well deserved and likely to be much more effective would be similar to the following:

"Democrats have been completely shut out of power in both houses of government, and the White House, since 2000, and in that time irreparable damage has been visited upon this country and its people, by corrupt influences and corrupt leaders in the Republican Party. There has been so much damage done to our country that it cannot be repaired all at once. However, the one thing we can do today is begin to restore the power of government to the people and deny that power to those corrupt corporate interests who have looted our treasury, and deny that power to those corrupt ideologues who have squandered the goodwill of our country and damaged our nation's reputation in the world by leading us into an unnecessary war in Iraq.
In the coming days be prepared to hear the cries of abuse and partisanship from out-of-power Republicans as we set about repairing the damage they have done to our country. Do not be misled, we are prepared to stand firm and not be swayed by empty platitudes when there is so much that needs to be done to return America once again to the service of her people. Once we rid the houses of government and the White House of the corrupt interests that have seized control during the reign of Republicans, we will be glad to work in a bipartisan way for the good of our country. Until that time, Democrats will be about addressing the needs and interests of the people and of this great country, and those who have caused the damage need not expect there to be a sharing of power with them just because they have now rediscovered the word "bipartisanship." The tide has turned, there is a new day in
America, once again the people have control of their government and as their duly elected representatives we are committed to "cleaning house" and putting our country back on course. America belongs to its people, and we will not stop until its Government has been returned to her rightful owners."


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