As I've written about in past posts, I put my money where my mouth is as far as supporting companies doing the right thing. Here is one on the 'over my dead body' category : JetBlue. Too bad, too, as they have recently expanded here in Space City and offer the occasional cheap flight to and from NYC. Why, you ask, have they fallen out of favor? Seems JetBlue is sponsoring the Daily Kos Convention this year. The Daily Kos, a nasty toned, 'progressive' website, underwritten by the likes of George Soros, is holding their annual convention of tin foil hat wearers and JetBlue has jumped right in with support. JetBlue denies a political agenda.
Tidbits from the site: after Tony Snow's cancer returned, a blog voiced the opinion we would all be better off if Tony just died, Cheney enjoys killing, and the Pope is a primate. And those are just the tamest of statements from these bloggers. The usual mature talking points from the moonbats. Why do they just sink to the lowest common denominator by using nasty speech instead of real points? They sound like a bunch of whining babies. Not to mention, no intellectual high wattage there.
So, the idea of a convention bore fruit last year and all the Kos Kids met in Las Vegas. The Speakers were Wesley Clark, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Howard Dean, Joe Wilson, and former VA governor Mark Warner. The jaw dropping part was the claim that it was a bi-partisan event. So, where and who was the token conservative? I don't see any names of conservatives.
This year's convention boasts a Presidential Leadership Forum Advisory Board. The board members are: Gary Hart, Walter Mondale, George McGovern, Donna Brazile, Adam Green (MoveOn.org), Christy Hardin Smith (Firedoglake.com), and Ari Melber (The Nation), among others. No conservatives there.
The confirmed candidates invited to speak: Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Christopher Dodd. Any Republican candidates? Umm. No.
Yes, this is their idea of bi-partisanship. And they say Fox News is a wing of the Republican party.
Speaking of Harry Reid, in order to get the votes on the floor of the Senate that pertain to the Iraq War and trying to embarrass Republicans with them, he says he'll keep the Senate in session all night tonight if necessary to stop any potential filibusters. Good. Bring it, Harry. It's about time they did some real work and declared real intentions. I want it to be perfectly clear, the differences in those supporting real policy and those with no answers. What was Reid's response to a reporter's question when asked what would happen if troops withdrew immediately? He wouldn't answer the question. Why? Because he knows the answer and he's not about to speak the horrors of the reality.
As long as it's all about the Democrat party and trying to take the White House in 2008, their numbers will continue to be lower than the President's. They have the strategy that opposing the President and angry, empty rhetoric will score additional Senate seats in the upcoming elections. The public, however, continues to be angry with the Dems and that is what the polls reflect. They have no new ideas, nothing but negative speeches with no uplifting messages. Who wants to listen to them?
So, head on out to Chicago for the upcoming convention with the cool kids from the left fringes. They're going to par-tay like it's 1969. Don't forget your hat.