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Sound Reasons to keep the Liberal/Progressive Faith

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Hey, it's not all bad! Lots of articles and op-ed's address the tragedies and cancers inflicted upon America by the Bush/Republican Administration (i.e., the 4th Reich), and God knows, Pandora's Box has been opened and reopened with the 2000, 2002, and 2004 stolen elections. And denial = death for us right now, since one has be impeccably realistic when fighting for our country's life.

However, we shouldn't go SO far in that direction that we gloss over many hard core, realistic reasons for hope.

(1.) To begin with, we DID win the 2006 midterms by an (unreported) landslide. Predictably, the diaper dems in Congress are betraying our hard won populist mandate, but at least the elections were light years away from the brain dead DLC strategies of 2004 -- including Kerry's unforgivably stupid remarks about Cheney's lesbian daughter (none of his business) which literally changed the momentum of the presidential debates in an instant.

In short, 2004 was a gag me with a spoon Democratic debacle. Certainly, other factors came into it, like bin Laden's Bush-rescuing photo op right before the election (Bush/bin Laden are so joined at the hip!), but our FIRST responsibility now is to take responsibly for success, not whine about excuses. Anyway, however you cut it, 2006 was a triumph! We must never forget where we were before those midterms. Yes, things are still acutely disappointing, but post-2006 is nevertheless a different universe and we should keep celebrating this fact.

(2.) The investigative committees are doing their wheels of justice thing as we sleep, but we shouldn't expect overnight sensations, since to grind exceedingly fine, takes time. We should also remember that we have our most aggressively liberal dems chairing these committees and those bulldogs and not going to unclamp their teeth until much blood is let.

(3.) An incalculably important positive is that the lose/lose neocon ideologies which have taken America's foreign policy hostage for the last seven years are now being seen in poll after poll as "doing more harm than good" to the national defense and security of the State of Israel. Thus to the degree that Bush pursues his corporate oil wars and Islamic genocide fanaticism AT THE COST OF Israel's well being, he's going to have a tiger by the tail which will eat him up. There is simply NO WAY he can keep stealing Middle Eastern oil and running his 3rd millennia "Crusade" (in the name of his Armageddon death-wishing God) if our Israeli ally gets trashed in the process.

(4.) This one is tricky since it hurts us as well as Bush, but most national financial indicators are blinking that Bush is quite literally (and very rapidly) bringing America's economy to bankruptcy. Even America's comptroller general (and who would know better?) recently said we're getting closer and closer to being able to pay only the interest on our international loans. By the time Bush is done, we may have to change our name to the United States of China.

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