Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Republicans Please Read

Thom Hartmann over at Common Dreams joins the legion of people, some Democrats, some Republicans, who know that moderate, intelligent Republicans need to take back their party from the legions of Know Nothings, fundies, and Grover Norquist cretins who currently are in charge and ramming this country and any conception of democracy straight into the ground.

In the years since then, the Republican Party has been seized by Ayn Rand utopians, Pat Roberson fundamentalists, and the largest and dirtiest of America's corporate elite. They've trashed the values of Lincoln and Eisenhower, rejected Jesus' words in Matthew 25, and turned our commons into a dumping ground while using our nation's treasury as a honey pot.

At the same time, there's a growing concern that George W. Bush's projected quarter-billion-dollar campaign war chest, and demonstrated willingness to use Big Lie techniques and October Surprise wars, will be enough to induce national amnesia in 2004, destroy the last vestiges of a civil society, and permanently turn our nation into the land of the observed and the home of the worried-about-the-terror-alert.

And, so, those of us "on the left" ask our Republican friends: Please take your party back from these fanatics, before it's too late for America to ever again be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Amen. Share with your conservative friends.

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