Take Back Accountability

We still have not as a party and as a people embraced our inner bastard. We need to demand more of the groups we work with and the candidates and elected officials we support.
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I'm here in Washington, D.C. for "Take Back America" and will be not only be doing my BlogTalkRadio Show, Heading Left, live from the conference today and tomorrow at 2:00 pm eastern, but I also will be writing about the event and what's happening.

My entrance to "Take Back America" was marred when I saw a huge "Politico" sign welcoming convention-goers. That would the same "Politico" who hyped the misquote false that Senator Harry Reid called General Petraeus 'incompetent' in a toss of red meat to the liberal bloggers on the call.

What Harry Reid related, as Bob Geiger relates, was that he called General Pace incompetent to his face.

But it is clear to all involved that "Politico" leans right, far right. So why would a Democratic Conference give the Presidential Straw Poll Project to a site that as one prominent blogger has "a direct line to Drudge?"

It's because we still have not as a party and as a people embraced our inner bastard. We need to demand more of the groups we work with and the candidates and elected officials we support.

I'll give you three more examples.

Sam Fox gave the Swift Boat Veterans $50,000. He and they are scum. And yet, when he was nominated to be Ambassador, DEMOCRATIC Senator Claire McCaskill introduced him to the Foreign Relations Committee. She should have refused. I don't give a damn about protocol. And since she didn't she should not get our support.

Flipping this around, John Kerry went on Grist the other day demanding that we hold auto makers to higher fuel standards. There's only one problem. John Kerry has received more money than any other US Senator from the automotive industry and unions. And in 2005, when the last fuel efficiency bill came before the US Senate, John Kerry voted no.

Finally, let's look at our Democratic Senators and the Iraq War Vote. Only 6 Senators total read the Intelligence before voting the war. SIX DAMM SENATORS. This is unacceptable.

We need to demand more from our elected officials and our institutions. They may be willing to compromise. I am not.

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