Dionne urged Democrats to find a vision. Perhaps Dionne simply should paint Senator Kerry as the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz and sing 'If Kerry only had a brain. ' The fact is, the visionary and moral leadership offered by such stalwarts of the DNC remain the best hopes of people like Karl Rove. There isn 't a vacant deck chair on the "D.N.C. Titanic " during this Democrat cruise.
Whatever happened to the refrain, "Bush stole the election "? Several days ago John Kerry made a hasty retreat from what he had once openly stated to Mark Crispin Miller, (author of "Fooled Again ") that Bush had in fact stolen the 04 elections. The silence is deafening. No one has uttered a peep about vacancy in John Kerry 's trousers these days. This is the man who wanted to be President? The NeoCons who occupy the White House must rejoice daily that Providence has provided them with the current Democratic leadership.
Forty years of Democratic neglect allowed the NeoCons to rise to power through the subversion of the Grand Old Party. So void of ideas has the DNC become, that if they offered voters an equivalent to the Contract with America it would be titled "We 'll Steal Less! "
While such as John Kerry peer into the abyss of their souls the image of GW Bush peering under his desk for his phantom WMD 's in the Oval Office gives Americans whiplash.
For the Democrats to find leadership means they first must have a vision, and that requires eyes wide open, confronting reality. Vision is not propaganda, but a reality that empowers. Americans are fed up. A recent CNN online poll found that 88% of the country 's voters would gladly leave their political party if only someone offered them a vision along with the reality to achieve it.
Stealing less, might slow the nightmare but it is not a vision.
The sole purpose of government is to do that which the people cannot do individually for themselves. Nothing more.
Americans must take back control of their lives. The worn out rhetoric, propaganda and marketing of fear of the past half century has been used to the death of all we hold sacred as a people. It must stop. We stand poised on the threshold of a change more substantial than the fall of the Berlin Wall. That is the wall between the freedom God meant us to have and a perpetual serfdom to government.
The truth is that Americans are only an idea away from real freedom. Now that they see the reality behind the curtain of Oz they need only take the future into their own hands.
We face cannot trust our elections. Therefore we need to return control to our neighborhoods, both for voting and for registration, there we know who we can trust.
Americans have been brainwashed into thinking that there is nothing they can do to change things. But we can.
We can take back control by returning to a government that does only what the people cannot do for themselves.