Tuesday, January 31, 2006

John Kerry: Losing Firm

Back in 2004, I signed up for emails from "Friends of John Kerry" and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Every week or so, John sends out his latest call for money and petition signing, it's great.

The latest one has the subject of "Standing Firm"...come on people, let's leave the Brokeback Mountain jokes out of this post.

Yesterday, 25 Democratic Senators joined our effort to filibuster the Alito nomination -- that's more votes to filibuster the Alito nomination than there were votes against Justice Roberts' nomination itself just a few months ago.
Rule #21 of political posturing is to avoid needlessly drawing attention to two defeats in one sentence. Hooray, I have no idea what in the hell this sentence tells me. But 72 Senators did not drink the Kerry Kool-aid.
This morning, 42 Senators voted against Alito's nomination. That's the highest number of votes against any Supreme Court nominee since Clarence Thomas in 1991.
Rule #21b is to avoid needlessly drawing attention to four defeats in the first two paragraphs. If you think John Kerry is done being drawn into a cult of losing, think again. Check out the whine and cheese to open the next paragraph:
It's hard to lose -- but it's important to fight for what we believe in. I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of you who signed our petitions, called your senators, wrote letters to the editor and, most important, refused to stand silent while President Bush worked to pack the highest court in the land with far right ideologues. We fought a fight that needed fighting.
So in other words, you lost the loss that you needed to lose.
I look forward to fighting alongside you.
John Kerry
But no John Kerry email would be complete without the plea for money. With that, I dub this post: We fought...we lost, send money.