Monday, December 3, 2007

Should be hangin' with Il Duce

Donald Rumsfeld was just in town, and the local rag treated him like a respected senior diplomat, a toothless old lion, and not the deluded and incompetent architect of a monstrous national crime. There was a picture of him with his wife at the racetrack, watching the ponies with tickets in their mitts. And here's another item for the social section: Doc Mengele and the missus were spotted in VIP seats at the Sugar Bowl. Rumsfeld oughta be shaved bald and driven howling through the streets, along with the Vichy Democrats who gave him carte blanche to commit mass murder.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, 100 word! I just stumbled across this (admirably restrained; I don't do the 100 word thing for sure!) post while wasting time ego-googling the name of my blog, VichyDems, partly to see how widely the term "Vichy" has spread since I started in early '06. (I didn't invent it, but there were something like 20 Google hits on it when I named my blog.)

Then I got the bright idea of blogwhoring to (I mean, building a community with) the folks who are, like me, concerned about the reluctance of so many Dems (even post-Congressional-takeover) to act like vertebrates. I'm going to bookmark everyone who seems concerned about this issue, try to get some regular communications going, and hopefully create a community that can take action sometimes (for instance, when there's a Vichy Dem being opposed by a progressive Dem in a Congressional primary).

For what it's worth, VichyDems doesn't push a radical, shoot-them-all agenda; I like pols who can be reasonable and reach across the aisle when possible, and I want to retain a majority (which couldn't happen if all the Blue Dogs were immediately expelled, and explains why people still talk to Joe Lieberman) -- and I push those realities a lot -- but incremental change, especially in primaries where one Dem can be replaced with another who's equally electable, seems like a good tactic for those who think being left of the right shoulder isn't the same as being in the actual middle of the road!

Right now I'm heavily focused on the Presidential campaign, and backing Obama (which may alienate some people) -- but hopefully that will be over soon and I can get back to more grassroots organization.

If you're interested in being part of this community, and in my bookmarks/lister/anti-vichy blogroll, would you please shoot me an email at vichy at

Thanks -- nice to meet you -- and nice to find your bloggie!

T.D. Scott