"There's got to be a pony in here somewhere" goes the old joke.
Another one I liked was a cartoon that appeared in Playboy years ago. Two guys are emerging from the rubble of a totally destroyed city. The air is full of dust and a mushroom cloud is dissipating in the back ground.
The caption read: "I think we won."
With that in mind, I offer the latest from Kos.
We lost the cloture vote, but that was -- despite some of your best wishes -- a pre-ordained conclusion. But that doesn't mean we lost on the bigger picture.
What you guys accomplished the last week was amazing -- the outpouring of emails, letters, faxes, and phone calls was unprecedented for the netroots and particularly surprising given how weak our issue groups organized against Alito. We should've played a supporting role to strong efforts by NARAL, People for the American Way, and others. Instead, we ended up being pretty much the entire effort.
But say what you will about blogs and the netroots, we are not effective organizers for this type of large-scale effort, with an opposition wielding tens of millions of dollars. That we got this much accomplished in the fact of that is simply incredible.
Update: Apparently the Kos readership is not quite so placid, perhaps a shortage of Prozac?
Time to KICK ASS AND TAKE NAMES (4.00 / 2)
Any Democrat who votes for cloture is no longer a Democrat.
Take down their names and kick their ass in the next election theyre in.
Remember today, January 30, 2006. Today was the last day of the American democracy. It died today.Welcome to the New World Order.