As I cruise the interwebs, getting back up to speed with Left Blogtopia (y!sctp!), most folks are talking about the economic meltdown (I watched Europe freak over it during the last week), two posts struck me. First, Avedon talks about the philosophy (the reason we love her) of Democratic financial policy contrary to the line of bullshit the Rethugs have been feeding us over the past 4 decades:
I understand why people don't think much about this - we're always being told that the Republicans are "fiscally responsible" and good for business and so on, and we're also encouraged to think that our own experience is isolated and that out there in the rest of the world things really are better under the Republicans. Sure, it was easier for you to find a job in the '60s or the '90s, but the corporate media is always there to tell you that things are really fine with the Republicans in charge. Totting up the numbers takes a lot of research and time, and it's only recently that it's become relatively easy to do all that research on the internet instead of spending hours, days, even weeks, sniffing dust in libraries. Even so, it's still dry, time-consuming work.
But we repeat it for a while in our small numbers, and sooner or later more and more people are looking at the numbers and remembering that, by the gods, things really are better under Democrats!
And our pal PhysioProf naturally puts a sharper point on it (the reason we love him):
... Every decent citizen of the United States needs to know in no uncertain terms that the Republican Party caused this to happen through their intentional policy of privatizing gains by their greedfuck cronies while socializing their losses, and that a vote for McCain-Palin is a vote to continue destroying everything that normal decent people hold dear.
It'd be nice if the news media figured out that John McCain is a Republican and he supported the Republican 'economic' policies that allowed this mess to happen. They act as if McLame was kept in a stasis field since he was sprung from the Hanoi Hilton and had no influence on shaping the platform of his party.