Sunday, January 23, 2005

 

Next Verse, Same as the First...

Hi everyone. I'm Dylan, and I'm a fan of Senator Barbara Boxer.

First of all, I want to thank Mad Kane for letting me contribute, and to explain why I wanted to get involved. I wrote today about my growing dissatisfaction with the toothless manner by which our party continues to go about its business, without any regard about how we can use the issues to shape the debate. Instead, we allow the Republicans to come to us with their issues and their ideology while we stand back, stomp our feet and cross our arms and we bask in our intellectual superiority, at the cost of the real issues.

Over the past two years, there have been two Democrats who have thwarted these established behaviors, and done what they think are right on a regular basis: Howard Dean and Barbara Boxer.

Over the past month, Sen. Boxer has established herself as THE one person within our government who we can count on to stand-up, even if it is by herself, and speak to the issues that are important to all of us. When she has done this, SHE has shaped the debate.

I know I'm not saying anything new that hasn't already been said in the week long life of this blog. I'm just happy that such a place exists, and happy to be a part of it.

Comments:
Boxer for President!Because we need a Democrat with BALLS!!!
 
So glad to have you with us Dylan. Thanks for your thoughtful post!
 
Thanks for the heart felt post. It sure is a pleasure to hear a politician speak what is on one's heart. I hope it's contagious..'
 
Excellent call, Dylan. While Sen. Clinton seems the presumptive favored candidate in 2008, the fact is that she has yet to win a re-election, and does not have nearly the amount of legislative experience as Boxer.

Boxer has shown true grit this session. If she keeps this up, she's got my vote!
 
Spectacular post, Dylan. I blogged on this same basic subject a couple days ago (http://www.preemptivekarma.com/archives/2005/01/better_listen_t.html). Except that I singled out Dean instead of Boxer. But, Senator Boxer certainly deserves to share this particular stage with Howard.

Several weeks ago I did blog about Boxer standing up with the Congressional Black Caucus to protest the Ohio Electors, though. So, I've tried to give them both the props that they certainly do deserve.

I come at this from a slightly unconventional perspective in that I'm neither a Liberal nor a Democrat. I'm a moderate long-time Indie who is deeply dismayed at the lack of meaningful, principled opposition from the Dems over the last four years.
 
Harry Reid, on the other hand, prefers to go the traditional Democratic route. To get one nominee, we give Bush 175.
 
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