So you're going to have a baby!

Dearest North Carolina.

I hate to break it to you like this in a blog, but I have important news. We're pregnant. That's right, friends. We. Are. Pregnant.

On November 7th, exactly nine months from tomorrow, we will deliver a new Senate and a new House of Representatives into this chaotic world. On that day, as we make that one final and exhausting push toward parenthood, Boards of Elections all across our state will start counting ballots to determine who gets to control the next United States Congress.

So here's some advice. Let's stop drinking and smoking and clean up our acts. Let's get focused and stay focused . . . unless we want to give birth to another Republican monstrosity.

Nine months make seem like a forever, but it is not. It is 274 days that will pass in the blink of an eye. And what we do tomorrow and the next day and the next day will make all the difference in the world. If we spend our time complaining about morning sickness and fat feet, we will not help matters much.

Here's my prescription:

Start by making a personal plan. Ask yourself what you do THIS MONTH to get the Congress you want in November. I suggest that you get very clear about what's standing in the way of our Democratic majority.

The two most obvious obstacles are corrupt Republican liars and ignorant voters. We must tackle both.

Take on Republican liars with missionary zeal. Don't worry about the Bushman so much, he's just an incompetent pawn. Focus instead like a laser on the wingers in your own back yard. Take. Them. Down. Do something, anything, every day to chip away at the illusions they create through their lies and corruption.

Along the way, educate your fellow citizens about the real challenges we're facing and how the Republican majority has failed on so many fronts.

Here in North Carolina, our Wingnut House Delegation is now officially labeled the "Gang of Six" (couresty of Southern Dem) because of their votes to cut funding for disabled children and the elderly. We are going after the Gang of Six with a vengeance. They are all complicit in subverting the rule of law through their support for Bush's illegal domestic spying programs. They are all guilty of putting the Republican Party agenda ahead of the needs of North Carolina citizens. They are all guilty of destroying the fiscal integrity of our nation.

Next month we will continue our first trimester by highlighting the yellow streaks in our Chickenhawk Delegation. We will decimate the delusion that wingers are the party of national security.

Friends, we are pregnant. We must take great care of ourselves and our future Democratic majority.

Now get to work. Take our Republican congress to the cleaners.


Just spit my coffee on my keyboard

That's fine dammit, but you get to gain the weight and go through labor. I've done my fair share of that mess.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Remember though...

you can't fight fear with facts. The Republicans will continue to breed fear (among other vile things) and we have to find something to combat that. Fight emotion with emotion. The idea is to paint the Republican government as something to fear and make it scarier than terrorism.

The other side of this is that people may be tired of being afraid. They may be tired of being worked into a lather over something that might not happen. If we start using the fear thing it might backfire.

The Republicans are promising a 20 year war. The guaranteed death of thousands of Americans is something to fear.

The Republicans have sent our jobs to other countries, joblessness is something to fear.

The Republicans are gutting Medicaid and Social Security and are attacking single moms on welfare, but not deadbeat dads. Poverty is something to fear.

Um....that's all I can come up with right now.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


Tell it loud and tell it everyday.

Hayes is selling our children down the river for a trillion-dollar war with no way to pay for it except on the backs of North Carolina citizens.

I'm going to move those comments to our forum

So we can keep track of our brainstorming sessions. Otherwise we might not remember what was said and when.......

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I saw that Lance

and meant to mention it. I still don't know if I can go. I was thinking about it if John is home to take care of the girls.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


And if anyone is going to the Graham Courthouse on the 16th, I'll see you there!