Why playing nice is pointless: we need to be cut-throat and win
The Democrats managed a "compromise" with the Republicans.
And here is what the RethugliKKKan "base" is saying, per Shot in the Dark (reposted on John Aravosis's Americablog.com).
To: Bill Frist, US Senate.
From: Mitch Berg, Schmuck Citizen and pissed-off former GOP contributor
Re: Your Infinite Cretinism
Mitch Berg here. You probably don't know who I am; I'm a typical schmuck. I write a blog, and I try to pitch in on GOP activities around Minnesota.
And on behalf of the entire GOP, I'm having a hard time walking right now - because you just boned your party up the a**.
No, not just the party; not just the assembly of suits and climbers and hangers-on that no doubt surrounds you at work every day. No, I'm talking about all of us who busted our asses overcoming a full-court media press (and continue to do so), and gave of our time and money until it hurt - hurt our wallets, our families, our relationships, our equilibrium. We gave them all with enthusiasm because we knew what was at stake; a whole generation of Supreme Court decisions.
So we gave. And you took.
And today, you looked us all in the face, and spat.
Reading Michelle and John and Ed, I'm about as depressed as I can be.
We won you a majority, pinhead. What the hell good is it? You think the Democrats are going to abide by your little gentleman's agreement? You got conned. You entered into an agreement with a Klansman, a drunk machine hack and a party bag man. You are the Neville Chamberlain of my generation.
I don't believe in Karma, but I believe what goes around comes around. And I guess you demonstrate it, Frist. The Democrats elect a pinhead doctor to lead their party - I guess it's only fair we did, too.
Thank God for Tom Delay. The least you could do is make it hard for the Dems to neutralize you, rather than walking off the cliff into the kool-aid vat on your own.
Captain Ed is right. Not one more dime. You have made me ashamed to be a Republican.
Oh, I'll bounce back. We all will - most of us, anyway. We'll have to. Because you showed us today - the grass roots have got to do it for themselves; we'll get no help from hamsters like you.
Sincerely - go back to medicine.
What is the point? Liberals need to quit whining about fairness, understanding, and fostering harmony: the opposition, despite having everything, is clearly not on board with any sort of common ground.
The opposition is trying to break our jaws into tiny, wee bits: we need to wake up and do the same.