A quick word about "Unity" and "Healing"
As in: fuck it.
We've heard a lot of pretty platitudes today from Bush (and Kerry) about the"need for unity" and "healing" and "coming together." So I'm wondering... what exactly does that mean, and do any liberals actually think it's a good idea? Letting the extremist right-wing run roughshod over the demoralized remaining Democrats? Letting fundamentalist Christians and big business set the agenda for America without any opposition? Letting Bush appoint as many Scalia clones to the federal bench and the Supreme Court as he wants? Letting him cut taxes for the rich, restrict civil liberties, gut education, demonize gay people, wreak environmental havoc, chip away at a woman's right to choose and bomb whoever he wants? How does that benefit us?
If that's "unity", if that's "bipartisanship", then fuck unity and fuck bipartisanship. Let's put up a fight. Unity makes for nice sound bites but Bush isn't talking about true bipartisanship or compromise, he's talking about liberal capitulation to extremist right-wing rule. Just look at what a great job he did of uniting the country in the LAST four years.
P.S. I know I don't usually use this type of strong language in what is generally a "family-friendly" blog. But I feel it's warranted under the circumstances.