Thursday, August 21, 2008

Do things Differently

It's Thursday morning, quarter after eight. I am flipping between CNN, FoxNews, and ESPN, simulatneously browsing the nytimes.com and boston.com (Boston Globe), while I try to convince my daughter not to hit my brother's puppy, our contribution to his vacation plans.
One of the articles in the Boston Globe chronicles the growing importance of my state Senator, Joe Lieberman. The article mentions a website intended to discredit and dismantle Lieberman's power: www.liebermanmustgo.com.
The website has this to say:
We CANNOT tolerate a leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus who supports George Bush and McCain's War in Iraq. We CANNOT tolerate a Democratic chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee who endorses and stumps for McCain. We call on the Senate Democratic Steering Committee to strip Joe Lieberman of his chairmanship and his leadership role.
The mission statement, "We CANNOT tolerate...", demonstrates all that is wrong with our culture today. Whether we are talking about politics or education, any individual or organization who refuses to think independently or critically on the individual issues, does not deserve to be taken seriously.

2 Comments:

At 3:49 AM , Anonymous nick said...

Every people have a different opinion depends on situation in the country.

 
At 5:58 PM , Blogger Dennis Fermoyle said...

"'We CANNOT tolerate...', demonstrates all that is wrong with our culture today."

I couldn't agree more! And yet the television press seems to do so much to promote the "cannot tolerate" sort of thinking. When John McCain said that he would put everything on the table, including an increase in payroll taxes, to straighten out Social Security, I thought he was being responsible, but of course, the TV press covered it strictly from the "flip-flop" angle. When Barack Obama said he would be willing to consider off-shore drilling in order to get a comprehensive energy bill, once again, he was being responsible, and once again the TV press covered it from the flip-flop angle. No wonder nobody's able to govern.

I'm supporting Obama for president, but Joe Lieberman is one of my favorite politicians because he never has been one to simply follow the party line. I wish we had more politicians like him.

 

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