Alan Grayson: A Warrior For Peace. Claire McCaskill: A Moron For Terminal Mediocrity
"I thought we had woken up from the nightmare of war but we didn't." That's Oliver Stone speaking in the clip that he made for Congressman Alan Grayson. You can watch it below. I thought I had woken up from the nightmare of Democrats as stupid and ill-meaning as Republicans but I didn't. I stopped "following" Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Twitter, almost immediately after I started following her and realized she's as patently worthless as her twittery colleague Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
I wonder if term limits-- one term and back to a real job-- would solve the problem of politicians being responsive to the corporate elites instead of to the voters. I doubt it but I'd be willing to give it a shot if it meant getting rid of a political class that prostrates itself daily before its Big Business godhead.
Of the 535 men and women in the House and Senate, I doubt there are two dozen worth keeping. I know for sure there's one who is though: Alan Grayson (D-FL). Will we ever find any as good? We're trying at Blue America and I'd bet on candidates like Doug Tudor, Bill Hedrick, Billy Kennedy, Justin Coussoule, Jim Wilson and that Segal kid, but with Obama turning out to be such a colossal disappointment for so many people, a more salient question at this point might be: can we even hold on to Grayson! If you're on your way to church this morning, say a prayer for his reelection. And instead of sending your money off to the Vatican-- or to a fund for hiring male hookers or paying lawyers and p.r. hacks to get pastors out of trouble-- please consider making a donation towards Grayson's campaign fund. Grayson was one of only 32 Democrats who stood up to Obama's request for a disgraceful supplemental war budget last year. Not only is he still fighting that fight, it now looks like the American public is catching up with him (even if clowns like McCaskill aren't). A Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International last week shows a massive turn-around in support for the pointless war in Afghanistan. Obama's disapproval rating in terms of his handling of the war has gone from 27% in February to an unsustainable 53% now. And a very large plurality of Americans (46%) now understand we are losing this war.
As for McCaskill and Oliver Stone... he's worth