FDL poster “solai” has noted that “Last Friday Ari Fleischer, in a moment of honesty, said Mitch Daniels was a possible Presidential candidate because “he did a good job of getting rid of the surplus by putting in tax cuts”. Got that? Think back to Norquist who said the way you get rid of social programs is to make the deficit so large that they become unaffordable. The goal is not, and never has been, fiscal responsibility, the goal is to end social programs.”
Why the hell the Democratic Party can’t say the above – over and over again – is a mystery – until you realize that the Democratic Part is corporate controlled.
When the GOP tells the media the why behind what they are doing, and the media, instead of reporting what they are doing and why, reads from a script the GOP hands them about not spending what you do not have, the media reveals itself to bought and paid for by the rich and corporate – and an untrustworthy resource for the non-rich and corporate.
While we still have a few unions left with a bit of assets, we need those unions to start up a media outlet – radio and TV – beyond the sparse offerings we have today. At the very least a local market media buy by Soros, Hollywood liberals, and unions would give an opposing point of view a foothold. Given the social message of the liberals is the same as Jesus’s message and indeed the message in Judaism and Islam , we should be able to get those who take their Bible message seriously to contribute to the cost of running a media outlet in return for time for a religious message on the air, granted we will lose to the GOP the religious who are into “God wants you to be rich”. The progressives and liberals must decide who they want to partner with because by themselves the liberal activists have no place to go but back to the corporate controlled Democrats (or stay home and watch the GOP win), and they are too small a group to effect change without partners. The rich and corporate atheists get along fine with the rich and corporate religious, their differences in beliefs not interfering in their ability to come together to protect their assets. I wonder if the left can do the same partnering to protect social justice.