Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Kitchen Table Issues and "Homeland Security"

With the electorate clamoring for pragmatic solutions to real cost of living issues, successful candidates in the midterm election need to focus attention on the kitchen table issues of average Americans. Homeland security should be broadly construed to encompass a restoration of economic security: from jobs to energy costs to healthcare affordability. What does it really mean for America to be secure?

A discussion around security will require a cogent presentation of a party's values, a significant burden for the Democrats and their laundry list of disparate pet issues.


At 2:08 PM, Blogger The Big Floss said...

Here is a better idea:

1) Make less of an attempt to use formalized, pretentious language that clouds whatever point you are trying to make.

2) Refrain from using political buzz words like "Kitchen table issues" - although I think you used worse above - which, well, cloud whatever point you are trying to make. I'm sure if you are as much of a political junkie as you claim, you know the KISS rule.

3) Try to step outside of yourself and look at what you are saying. You PR wonks spend so much time shoveling garbage to media boobs that I think you lose sight of the fact that when the same language is put in front of practical principals, we can see right through it.

I thought this was going to be a sharp and insightful forum. The point of your last post could have been conveyed in a single sentence. Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here.

At 2:37 PM, Blogger P.J. said...

A call for Carvillean "It's the economy, stupid" message points that cut to the heart of the matter and resonate with common sense folk...

At 2:49 PM, Blogger At War With Luck said...

What does it mean to be secure? Two words, people: Gun Ownership. Oh yes, we most certainly live in dangerous times. Ain't no job or no cheap doctor gonna make me feel safe when I tuck myself into my kevlar sleeping bag. For that special piece of mind--knowing you and yours are well protected--only a firearm provides that sort of safety net. You ever try to reason with a dope fiend or a crazy religious god fearing petterass? Can't be done. The guns are out there people, and they ain't coming back.

And so to conclude: Let me be clear. I am an independent who generally believes Democrats are no better than Republicans. The political game is interesting only as far as it can be manipulated by average Americans--which is to say the stupid, fat and lazy. When the great ace falls, and it will, ask yourself one question: where the f*ck is my gun?


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