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Molly Ivins, prog-tease

By Owen Paine on Friday March 10, 2006 10:28 PM

Molly Ivins. She gets you all wound up and then she lets you down. First the windup:
"Mah fellow progressives, now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party. I don't know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton."
A great Yosemite Sam lead -- nobody does it better. She goes on to say
Let’s get off our butts and start building a progressive movement that can block the nomination of Hillary Clinton or any other candidate who supposedly has “all the money sewed up.”...

We can raise our own money on the Internet, and we know it. Howard Dean raised $42 million, largely on the web, with a late start when he was running for President, and that ain’t chicken feed. If we double it, it gives us the lock on the nomination. So let’s go find a good candidate early and organize the shit out of our side.lets build a blocking movement

And who might such a candidate be?
Let's run Bill Moyers, or Oprah, or some university president with ethics and charisma.
Oh Molly, Molly. I'm very frustrated here.

Comments (4)

Tim D.:

Bill Moyers?!?! I think she must be, as Al Franken would say, kidding on the square. One need not dignify the Oprah suggestion with a response.

The intelligentsia of the left seems to be completely bankrupt these days. I mean stalwarts like Chomsky and Zinn used the only butresses left to prop up that crumbling edifice of righteousness and then came the 2004 election plea: "Although we don't agree with him on the majority of the issues please, PLEASE vote for John 'You Can't Back Off of Fallujah Because It Sends the Wrong Message to the Terrorists' Kerry." The Monthly Review Press seems to be the only light left to lead us through these troubling times...*sigh*

Like most of the pwogwessive pundit pack, Molly misses the Clinton-era years when she didn't have to take politics all that seriously. With democrat pundits of her age, all is right with the world so long as there's a dem in the oval office.

But now, with the Republic in the mess it is, Molly can't afford to be comfortably numb. Yet she also can't imagine doing anything outside the warm 'n cozy confines of the democrat party. After all, it's much easier to send a check to Howard Dean than do anything really useful.


Good Golly Ms Molly frustrates the hell outta me, too. If she accuses The Doubleduh-Cheney Gang of "incompetence", rather than at least "criminal negligence", one more time, I'm gonna break all her fingers off at the elbow.

Btw, the job ain't good enuff for Moyers. And Oprah's Cabinet would include Tom Cruise as SecDef and Dr Phil as SecHEW. Eeeewwwwwwwwwww!


... and Judge Hackett on the Supreme bench, replacing Clarence Thomas, after the latter's tragic and untimely demise in a freak accident involving an inflatable sex doll.

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