Friday, November 10, 2006

What Do Progressives Want?

It will take a few more weeks for happy Democrats of all stripes to move out of celebration mode and begin to offer a plan of action for America’s future.

Crafting such a plan may be harder than we think. It’s possible to argue that the Democratic victory was fueled primarily by anger over Iraq coupled with what was perceived as the Bush administration arrogance and incompetence.

Bush will be gone in two years. He may effectively be gone, or going, already. When Bush and the war are no longer our issues, when Democrats are deprived of something to run against what will they run for? What should the program be?

Here is (in part) what the Sonoran Progressives want to do:

“Advocate and promote policies that improve the health, education, environment, prosperity, safety, and well-being of the residents of southern Arizona, the nation, and the world.”

Frankly I don’t think most Republicans would disagree with those goals, but the devil is in the details. What is to be done? What exactly should we advocate to see those goals achieved?

2 comments:

phx kid said...

Art,

Very well said and applies to both parties.

Kralmajales said...

I stirred up a small nest of hornets when on Tuttle's site here recently. I dared to question why Jeff Latas has been so absent from endorsing Giffords. Just what are they up to? More DINO attacks coming? I certainly got a little blistered for being an independent.

But, hey, they always want us around when it come election time.