The problem with going political in a blog is that there are already 343,000 other people on the internet saying what you are saying. I myself turn to Bud or Tod for rational leftist discourse, leaving them to articulate many things so I don’t have to. Every time I talk about politics, I get so fucking angry that I do more harm than good.
That said, this Howard Dean Confederate Flag brouhaha has got to stop. Anyone with a brain knows that Dean wasn’t being racist, or even particularly insensitive. His point is absolutely dead-on: there are a shitload of not-very-bright people in the South who need to be brought back into the Democratic Party, because the Republicans have done nothing but bait their latent racism with one hand while stealing their wallets with the other. And yes, those Southern rednecks do occasionally have a Confederate Flag on their pickup truck in one guise or another.
Personally, I think the South is the least racist place in America, but that’s beside the point. The other Democrats – most notably Edwards, Lieberman and Kerry