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Freedom and Fairness (Slogans for Democrats)

I live in La-La land, literally and figuratively, but even here we have heard that the Democrats need something to stand for, or a quick way of saying what they stand for. Or something. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I’m in the class of people that Molly Ivins [1] (whom I love and respect) recently called “morons.” One of those people who believes a (fair) tax code could fit on a postcard, and that what The System needs is a complete, not-in-the-sphere-of-practical-politics overhaul.

However, I’m a moron who’s a friend of the cause, and as Karl Rove has shown, morons can be useful. I’m not remotely in his league (the bush-leagues as they were called by a “well-placed source” [2]), but even microscopic contributions add up.

So here they are.

Freedom and Fairness.

These two words summarize the lion’s share of issues these days.
Some issues of freedom with landslide levels of support:

Some issues of fairness with landslide levels of support:

I bet James Carville could turn something like this into a real campaign.

Update, Oct 25. I hear the Democratic powers-that-be are bandying around “Together we can do better.” Yeah. True. Not terribly exciting, though. Who wants to just do “better”? Shoot for the stars. Any damn fool can hit the ground.

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#1 Comment By indigirl On 26 Oct, 2005 @ 10:50

‘together we can do better’ is the Disney (and imitators) ‘formula’. The small plaintive creature bleats: ‘I can’t do it on my own but if we all pull together….’ cf Dinosaurs, Finding Nemo….

#2 Comment By quixote On 27 Oct, 2005 @ 11:21

In that case … Gaw-aw-awd. Somehow, I don’t think the Democratic Party needs association with small, bleating creatures.