Friday, January 07, 2005

Bush is No FDR !

USA Today is running an article about Republican opposition to the Bush administration's Social Security reforms. There's a revealing quote from Michael Tanner at the end of the article. Here it is:

Bush "is wagering a lot," says Michael Tanner of the libertarian Cato Institute. "But success would make him the Republican equivalent of FDR: He's done war and remade the nation's domestic agenda."

There is little doubt in my mind that such overweening hubris permeates this White House.

FDR didn't inherit a booming economy and budget supluses. FDR never stoked a spirit of fear. FDR never started a "pre-emptive" war. FDR didn't nominate an heir of Torquemada to be Attorney General. The current occupant of the white house is the anti-thesis of FDR.

I didn't know FDR, but I know his record. President Bush, you're no FDR!

Progressive Christian Blogger Network

Vaughn has a good start toward getting a Progressive Christian Blogger Network started.

Christian Democrats might want to check in there from time to time to see how it is progressing.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Christian Democrat Values and Alberto Gonzales

Church Folks for a Better America has posted an Open Letter to Alberto Gonzales. The letter is a masterful exposition of the values that Christian Democrats share.

I wish I had an opportunity to add my signature to the document. It deserves more than a simple Amen.

Monday, January 03, 2005

On Keeping Democratic Faith

Kudos to Public Theology for their article "Keeping the Democratic Faith" with links about suggestions for democrats to better address faith and politics.

This article is essential reading for Christian Democrats.

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