(OK it has been a while since I done one of these)
For years Presidential campaigns have been fought and won
on wars. Until recently the wars havenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t been the more violent ones, but the
catch phrases are victory getters none the less.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe War on DrugsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â or ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe War on AbortionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. These are the
phrases candidates like to use. They actually bestow a sense of confidence and
ass kicking into the voter base. Republicans have been good at using these catch
phrases to muster the support they need but with one of those wars failing and
the other one possibly coming to an end, its time for the Democrats to create
The first war they should start is the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWar on
Environmental TerroristsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. These terrorists will have no place to hide. We will
hunt them down to all corners of the globe and make them pay for the tyranny
they have placed upon poor Mother Nature. We go after them on their battle
fields. We place heavy sanctions on them and fight them there so we donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have
to fight them here. There of course means actually cutting the emissions at the
factories and not bringing them to court for a slap on the wrist.
With the strongest hurricane on record aiming for Florida,
it should be an enormous wake up call that we must do something to correct our
out of balance environment. Of course if youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re George Bush, balancing it means
pumping more pollution out so that there is no clean air left in the world.
The next war we need is a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWar on PovertyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. Social programs
have always been the strong point of Democratic candidates. This is a war we are
greatly prepared for and can launch against the Republicans in 2008. Katrina
woke America up to the problems of poverty. Unfortunately it just woke up long
enough to take a quick glimpse and has fallen asleep again. We need to keep
AmericaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s eyes on the fact that such a large percentage of our population lives
below the poverty level with no signs of hope.
These are two strong wars that the Democrats can wage and
hopefully win. These are wars that do not discriminate by religion or party.
These are wars that affect every single person in the country. The war on drugs
is old, we have heard about it for decades now and it hasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t improved. LetÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
move on and get our new wars. Come on Democrats ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ be the war time party!