As they rejoice, Democrats would be wise to be mindful of Shakespeare’s counsel, “‘Tis more by fortune … than by merit.” For they were delivered from the wilderness not by their own goodness and purity but by the grace of K Street corruption, DeLay Inc.’s duplicity, the pitiless exploitation of Terri Schiavo, the disgrace of Mark Foley and a shameful partisan cover-up, the shamelessness of Jack Abramoff and a partisan conspiracy, and neocon arrogance and amorality (yes, amoral: Apparently there is no end to the number of bodies Bill Kristol and Richard Perle are prepared to watch pile up on behalf of illusions that can’t stand the test of reality even one Beltway block from the think tanks where they are hatched). The Democrats couldn’t have been more favored by the gods if they had actually believed in one!
Here is the real political story, the one most politicians won’t even acknowledge: the reality of the anonymous, disquieting daily struggle of ordinary people, including the most marginalized and vulnerable Americans but also young workers and elders and parents, families and communities, searching for dignity and fairness against long odds in a cruel market world.
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Bill Moyers studied at UNT and is UT graduate from Marshall, TX. Good people as my dad would put it. Press Secretary briefly for Lyndon Johnson. He has become more moderate as this piece reflects. Because, in my opinion, it makes perfect sense. Neo-cons will blast it because of his association with the Democrats, and thats a shame, because it does espouse some Conservative rhetoric.
I don’t think he changed, his party did. Regardless of your party, this man loves his country and its people, and has their best interest at heart.
Note: Molly Ivins and Ralph Nader hhave both said they wanted Moyers to be President.
I have always loved Bill Moyers no matter if he is moderate or what. Desparate times call for desparate measures.
Moyers should be president!