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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Forgive and Forget

From HuffPo, a thoughtful piece by Arianna herself on why those opposed to the war should warmly embrace war-proponents who change their minds. I would argue that this attitude should extend beyond just the war; anytime a Republican decides to get right with the Lord and walk the sawdust trail, Progressives should treat him like the Prodigal Son. We've had enough division and bitterness slung by this White House through the Right Wing Echo Chamber; if Democrats are going to govern after 2006 (or 2008), we will need a national reconciliation.


Blogger Kvatch said...

You know...I know, in my heart, that you're right. But why the f*ck now?! Why the f*ck do we have to be the grown-ups?!

OK...I'm over.

I do find it deeply ironic that Bush was claimed that he would be the "uniter".

4/16/2006 12:36 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

He IS a uniter. Some 60% of America is united against him. That's something Bill Clinton never pulled off.

4/16/2006 9:26 PM  

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