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Saturday: Tumbleweeds

Last night was a depressing sight for many of us.  Here we are on the verge of one of the biggest financial crisis of our lives and look at the choices the DNC and media has arrayed before us.  A conservative Republican and a man who doesn’t even like to admit he is a Democrat.  In fact, none of the Democrats in leadership positions right now seem to like the label much.  They seem to prefer weak tea and crumpets to the down and dirty, rough and tumble fistfights that the times urgently require.

Instead of remembering their party’s principles, they abandon them to reach out to Republicans.  They refuse to raise their voices or coalesce around a single leader.  Their power is diffuse.  They are compelled to acquiesce to conservative influences in their own party. They agree up front to the amount of money they are willing to throw at the financial bailout, they merely dither about the details, paying little mind to the impact on the American Dream.

We sit on the sidelines in frustration and anger, watching our wealth as a nation frittered away by clever, predatory Republicans and greedy gilded capitalists.  The Democrats look on helplessly, unable to muster the passion for a fight, unwilling to upset their new underwriters, while the leader the rest of us wanted to follow, is forced to wait outside the door, cooling her heels for four years.   She works tirelessly for the man who showed her nothing but contempt. She champions the forgotten average American who is about to be plunged into a severe recession and a government on a starvation diet for the forseeable future.  But it wasn’t Hillary on the stage last night.  It is these two, one an immature Product concocted to flatter the egos of those who imagine themselves great thinkers but who are incapable of doing much of anything.

In its mindless, childish frenzy to rid itself of the Clintons, the party expended its last bit of energy and lost half of its vitality.  It now has no power left for self-locomotion.  It is as rootless and directionless as blowing tumbleweeds, subject to the influence of the wind and unable to gain purchase.