Democrats have no agenda and stand for nothing

If you listen to Republicans or even the media, it goes without saying that the Democrats have no platform.  No goals.  No plans for the future other than hating President Bush (and hating President Bush takes a lot of time because there is so much to hate).

I thought it would be helpful to put in list form all of the accomplishments and achievements and victories of Progressives, Liberals and Democrats over the last century, besides hating President Bush.

  • The GI Bill
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Environmental Laws
  • The Space Program
  • The Peace Corps
  • Americorps
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Women's right to control their reproductive future
  • Allowing citizens to view their own credit records
  • The Internet
  • Balancing the federal budget
  • The Brady Bill (5-day wait on handgun purchases for background checks)
  • Lobbying Disclosure Act
  • "Motor-Voter" Act
  • The Voting Rights Act
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/WIC
  • Social Security
  • Peace between Israel and Egypt
  • Peace between Israel and Jordan
  • The Department of Education
  • The Department of Energy
  • The Department of Transportation
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Labor Laws
  • The Marshall Plan
  • Winning World War II
  • Food Safety Laws
  • Workplace Safety Laws
  • The Tennessee Valley Project
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps
  • The Securites and Exchange Commission
  • Women's Right to Vote
  • Universal Public Education
  • National Weather Service
  • Product Labeling Laws
  • Truth in Advertising Laws
  • Morrill Land Grant Act
  • Rural Electrification
  • Public Universities
  • Bank Deposit Insurance (FDIC)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Public Broadcasting
  • Supporting the establishment of Israel
  • The United Nations
  • NATO

I am sure I am missing something.   Feel free to add to the list.  But it goes without saying, every single leap forward over the last century has been the result of Democratic, Liberal and Progressive policies, positions and goals.  Every step backward is most assuredly the result of Republican and Conservative policies, positions and goals.

So yes, everyone, the Republicans are right.  The Democrats have no plans for the future and have done nothing in the past, aside from protecting people from pollution, racial discrimination, barriers to the handicapped, dangerous products, poisonous food, bank failure, hazardous workplaces, overwork, unemployment, handguns, extreme poverty, hunger, and deadly diseases; and aside from providing public education, money for college, balanced budgets, the right to vote, a decent retirement, electricity, the Internet, time off for family, access to government and credit records, and the best examples of peace and diplomacy in our time.

What have the liberals ever done for us?


(hat tip to DD).

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa Ann
    Nov 12, 2006 @ 09:23:00

    Hooray for election results, and the hope of return to social justice in our government… provided that everything the Dems put forth isn't simply vetoed on spec. I'm not sure that our fair president's bipartisanship will extend to actual bills.


  2. Richard
    Nov 12, 2006 @ 10:56:00

    However, We need to be sure that we vote of the issues not the party.


  3. thorswitch
    Nov 12, 2006 @ 12:07:00

    Nice list – too bad it always get buried under the Repub BS ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Progressives need to be willing to speak out more about what all we actually HAVE accomplished!


  4. Doc Paradox
    Nov 12, 2006 @ 12:25:00

    Those goddamn Liberals! Why do they hate America so much?? ๐Ÿ™‚ But as far as the Hating Bush platform, allow me to quote freely from the Gospel of Howard Beale (circa 1976): "I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are
    bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing
    their job. The dollar buys a nickel's work, banks are going bust,
    shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the
    street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and
    there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food
    is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local
    newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three
    violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know
    things are bad – worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything
    everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the
    house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and
    all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms.
    Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I
    won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you
    alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want
    you to riot – I don't want you to write to your congressman because I
    wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about
    the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the
    street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad."


  5. Terie
    Nov 12, 2006 @ 12:44:00

    I think I love you. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Crystal
    Nov 12, 2006 @ 15:40:00


  7. Timmy!
    Nov 12, 2006 @ 17:29:00

    YOU have MEDDLED with the PRIMAL FORCES OF NATURE! AND YOU! WILL! ATONE!am I getting through to you Mr. Beale ?


  8. Schomer
    Nov 13, 2006 @ 12:44:00

    "But it goes without saying, every single leap forward over the last
    century has been the result of Democratic, Liberal and Progressive
    policies, positions and goals. Every step backward is most assuredly
    the result of Republican and Conservative policies, positions and goals."You seriously believe this??? Try looking into a few of those items on your list to see who was really involved, see who voted for or against them… You might be surprised to find that republicans were more involved in pushing some of those things through than anyone else.I do think democrats should do a better job promoting themselves – about what they stand for (instead of against). It really is hard to know these days. I kind of don't want the republicans to do the same though… because I think the party has walked away from what they used to stand for. How a republican congress goes from forcing Clinton to balance the budget to completely blowing it away under Bush, I do not understand. They are heading into a dark period for themselves, for many years to come, until they get back to that.


  9. mariser
    Nov 13, 2006 @ 15:26:00

    [esto es genial]


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