quote of the day
"Let me put it simply, so that I will not be misunderstood: in terms of his basic underlying views and orientation, if there is anyone who "hates America," it is our current president."
Who's our mystery guest? Some lefty wingnut? A European surrender monkey? Perhaps a communist propagandist? Nope; just a principled libertarian who's had it with the Republicans.
At this point, I consider the prospect of a Democratic President far less threatening to our freedoms than Bush and his kind. If there were a Democratic President, then some Republicans would at least oppose vast expansions of government spending and government power, if only on narrow partisan grounds. It appears almost a certainty that no Republicans would oppose such programs on the basis of any principles, since they don't seem to have any, except those that are, in their view, dictated by the Bible. But as things stand now, Bush enacts everything the Democrats want (like prescription drugs for senior citizens) -- but "watered down" a little bit. I don't give a damn that such programs are watered down: Bush concedes the principle, thus conceding the entire argument -- and establishing yet another government entitlement. If this entitlement follows the pattern of every other government program, it will only grow and grow over the years, and never go away.
For all these reasons (and many more, as explained in all my writing here), I view Bush and the Republicans as a profound threat to my freedom -- and to yours. If the Democrats put forward a candidate who is even reasonably sensible, I'll vote for him -- if only to get Bush the hell out of there. And with regard to my headline: I hope Bush and the Southern Baptists are right. I hope there is a hell. And I hope they dwell in it for eternity. It is exactly what they deserve.
(via Daily Kos)