Reader Suppported News informs that John Cory’s 3.6 “I am angry” essay “drew such an overwhelming response from our readership, so many heartfelt comments, that we felt we should give everyone the opportunity to endorse Cory’s words and let the Democratic Party have the benefit of our leadership.” A petition form is at the bottom of this page.
“I am angry,” the essay began. “I’m tired of pundits and know-nothing media gasbags. I’m tired of snarky ‘inside politics’ programming. I am sick of the bigotry and hatred of ‘birthers’ and faux patriotic cranks and their GOP puppet masters. And I’m really pissed at the Democratic Party that confuses having a plate of limp noodles with having a spine.
“I’m going to vomit if I hear the word ‘bipartisanship one more time. I get nauseated every time the Senate explains how it takes a super majority to do anything for the American people. Tell you what Senate Bozos — if it takes 60 votes to pass legislation than it should take 60% of the popular vote to get you elected.
“When some Tea Party crank says, ‘I want my country back,’ I respond, ‘No madam, you want your country backward.’ When a deficit-mongering politician says, ‘How do we pay for this?’ Why not ask, ‘What did you Republicans do with the surplus [the Clinton administration] left you?’ When a compassionate conservative says, ‘Healthcare reform is socialism,’ why not answer, ‘No, sir — it is the moral and American way to care for people.'”