Thursday, November 03, 2005

"At Last, Embracing Obstructionism"

As is her norm, SusanG's recent is absolutely stellar.

Yee-hah! Harry Reid's masterful maneuver of invoking a closed session this week - besides its being a piece of glory in its own right - is, I hope, the beginning of something much, much bigger. Namely, that Democrats will finally, loudly and boldly, say:

Hell, yes, we're obstructionists. And proud of it.

Of course, Democrats have spent timid years struggling to duck this very label. But NOW - I say, NOW - is the time for the party to embrace "obstructionism," ask this term to the prom and marry it. With polls showing the majority of Americans think the country is "on the wrong track," it's time to flat-out say:

It's our constitutional duty to obstruct bad laws and bad policies that damage our country and its people.

The best is in what I've not quoted, so be sure to get the whole thing. She is right on the money with this one.


Lily said...

Cheers! We haven't seen any political testosterone since the Dean Scream!

Cantankerous Bitch said...

Isn't she great? There's a small handful of writers whose contributions I try to never miss. SusanG is one of them.

Renee said...

I agree with the last comment on the site (rather, the one who believes obstructionism connotates a negative image.) Let's not give the GOP any way to spin that ideal.

So, this begs the question, what is the opposite of obstructionism?

Cantankerous Bitch said...

I too, found it to be a fair point, but I didn't read Susan's suggestion to mean that her proposition should be the primary message from the DNC. Rather, it's a great way to turn a talking point around back on the mudslingers.

The opposite of obstructionism? Progressivism.

Lily said...

Cheers- that was my answer too. Quit doing that.

Cantankerous Bitch said...

LOL Sorry. Do I at least win the door prize?