Bill Clinton still has it right.

In New York yesterday, former President Bill Clinton said it would be “a mistake for our party to sit around and … whine about this and that or the other thing.”
Mr. Clinton said Mr. Kerry was particularly weak on connecting with voters on moral issues.
“If we let people believe that our party doesn’t believe in faith and family, doesn’t believe in work and freedom, that’s our fault,” he said in a speech to the Urban Land Institute.
He added that Democrats “need a clear national message and they have to do this without one big advantage the Republicans have, which is they won’t have a theological message that basically paints the other guy as evil.”

While President Clinton might have personally succumbed to the weakness of the flesh, Dumbya beats it all in his succumbing to the devilish temptation of ego and global self-importance. To compare the moral devastation of their two sins is absurd.
The neocons (who actually have an impressive roster of fleshily sinful members) have portrayed us liberals as godless and immoral and enemies of faith, family, work, and freedom. Clinton is right. We need to push hard to reveal that part of the truth of who we are — which is much more moral than those hypocritical neocons. We need to push hard, push harder.
Truth is a virus. Talk hard.

4 thoughts on “Bill Clinton still has it right.

  1. Elaine, I just wanted to stop by quickly to let you know I received your email about your son’s essay, but was having an awful time yesterday, accessing the internet or getting my computer to work. I promise, I will get around to reading his words soon. In the meantime, I’m down to only one working email, the one named after my dog, remember that one?
    Let’s spread this truth virus around a little bit. *cough, cough SNEEZE* Oh. Pardon me.

  2. Truth is NOT a virus. It is a cure for the missinformed, missguided, missled, ignorant, liers, deceivers, and otherwise dishonest of heart. Truth…. push you must. Always being carful that the truth you think you have is actual truth and not that of propaganda. Be cautious.
    Truth… becuase it is a cure, comes in the form of an inoculation. Hard to receive sometimes and not all are willing to receive it.

  3. The “truth is a virus; talk hard” is really a quote from the movie Pump Up the Volume, which is one of my favorite movies that deals with dissent. If you haven’t seen it, you might want to rent it. I’m sure it’s still available. Every once in a while it’s show on television.
    The point is that truth needs to spread, like a virus — needs to become ingrained in everyone’s system. Of course, we all need to distinguish between truth and propaganda. http://www.factcheck.org is a place to start online.

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