posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by ybab hsur
Wow that was awesome! I especially liked the part where you "omitted" me!
In are seriousness though. Yes there are a LOT of problems in almost everything in the world today. I can only agree, I can see. But to use the
standard 'conservative' fatalist metric for evaluation is to be willfully blind. (I know you do not consider yourself as a 'conservative' and so
let em say I am labeling your argument and not you
American Christians get suspended from school for praying before lunch, but American airports are praised for installing Muslim foot basins.
I believe issues such as these are argued based on Separation of Church and State. Personally as a progressive 'democrat' I could care less, that
would change if I have a child in public school who decided he/she was not monotheistic or comfortable with saying 'god' and got in trouble for
it....but I am sure you can see the logic in having an issue with people forcing their ideals on my child....
All things progressive? To use a democrats standard line of thinking that "the war in iraq is wrong" ... Democrats have had 5 years to do something
about the War that they despise so badly. What have they done? Nothing.
Your quite right, they have done exceedingly little, much to my dismay. Still, although they are a majority it is a slim enough majority that they can
not get past being stonewalled by the Republicans. They simply do not have the votes.
they keep funding the war, thats what. Progressive?
No, it is a tragic duty as has been repeated over and over by the Republicans, and despite their desire to simply cut off all funding to farce this
war to end they did their tragic duty and dent money to CARE for our troops over seas. It is defiantly not progressive, but you can not use that
fatalist metric where you critique one issue and claim the 'progressive' in the Democratic party dead. Please, though we disagree on the issues we
are both more intelligent than that.
Where's the new energy[?]
As in Alternative Energy?
If so what exactly do you expect Democratic politicians to do
about this? And there is also the issue of their slim majority preventing them from taking any steps the Republicans are against. But really to talk
about this we would have to be more specific on what exactly we are talking about.
While the democrats leave much to be desired in terms of 'progressive' they still are the progressive party. I am sorry it bothers you so very much.