Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Love that William Rivers Pitt!

Democrats: Get Up and Walk Out
By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Sunday 22 January 2006

To: Congressional Democrats
From: William Rivers Pitt
RE: A bold maneuver
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I have a wild and crazy idea.

George W. Bush's delivery of the State of the Union address will take place on Tuesday, January 31, a little more than a week from now. It is my strong belief that every single Democrat present in the House chamber for the speech should, at a predetermined moment, stand up and walk out. No yelling. No heated words. Every Democrat should simply stand silently and leave.

Crazy, I know. Crazy, and possibly the best idea ever put before a body of Democrats since the New Deal.

Understand this, congressional Democrats, and understand it well: you are not dealing merely with a body of political opponents in the GOP. You are dealing with a group of people that want you exterminated politically. The days of walking the halls of the Rayburn Building, sharing a bourbon with a colleague from the other side of the aisle, and hammering out a compromise are as dead as Julius Caesar. Collegiality is out. Mutual respect is out. They want you gone for good. Erased. Destroyed.

And you have been far too polite about this.

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Blogger Jackie said...

Imagine how proud we would be if they had the collective backbone for such an action. But it's sad, because they don't and it won't happen.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Madmomma said...

That phrase about wanting to eliminate us politically was terrifying to me! Yeah, I hope they would have the cajones to walk out, but the fact that we may never be friendly rivals again is very sad.

4:40 PM  

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