Digby had this to say about the latest Democratic pablum pageant:
But all these people are so much better than the non-sequitor dribbling absurdists on the Republican side that every time I see them I feel a little bit better about the future. If any of the Dem contenders make it, we will have a president who speaks normal English, in complete sentences and responds to questions fluently and with real meaning. I can't tell you what a relief that will be after these last six years of alien gibberish and bizarre, robotic responses that everyone has been pretending are normal ways of speaking.
My response to her, in comments:
I know just what you mean. Hearing Bill Clinton speak after a few years of Bush was like breathing fresh air for the first time in your life. The eloquence, the perspicacity, the evident intelligence.
But here's the one little thing:
BILL CLINTON, A DEMOCRAT, WAS A HEARTLESS, CYNICAL, MASS-MURDERING ASSHOLE WHOSE ADMINISTRATION WAS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF IRAQIS--MAINLY CHILDREN.
AND JOHN KERRY, A DEMOCRAT, SAID THAT UNLIKE BUSH HE WOULD "NOT BACK OFF FROM THE FALLUJAHS AND OTHER PLACES, AND SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE TO TERRORISTS," AMONG OTHER HORRIFIC NONSENSE.
Who gives a royal rat's ass if the Democrats speak good English, finish a sentence, or handle questions well? Look at the policies, for Christ's sake.
Please, I beg you: wake up. Don't hand your vote to the Democrats again, ever, until and unless they genuinely do something to earn it. Unless you're willing to do that we'll just keep spiraling down this same dusty road to destruction, with a driver who avoids a few more of the potholes but who eventually--inevitably--reaches the same destination.