Saturday, March 6, 2010
The Night They Drove Ol'Dixie Down......reminiscent of TODAY?
Who knows why this song resonates with me? I'm the farthest from a "Southern Girl" as you can get when you consider my background, where I was born, lived, etc............but I love this song. I love The Band. Odd, 2 minutes after getting this post ready, I saw THIS ARTICLE about partisanship in Washington, DC today and yesterday, and it includes The Civil War era's partisanship, ...the article's worth a read. The country survived the Civil War. I wonder if we'll recognize America in five years? Would we care enough to fight? Would our kids fight? Boy, I sure didn't intend for this post to take this direction but I couldn't resist when I saw that Yahoo article.
By the way...I was just thinking; PARTISANSHIP is what we're warned against now...Obama says it's time to put that behind us and work (or VOTE his way if you're a politician and haven't even read the bills), right? But....wasn't partisanship about as bad as it can get against Bush? Why didn't the Left get tough on that then, stand on these sudden principles Obama's proclaiming? Oh, ya....it was partisanship that suited their purpose. That's right....never mind.