Sorry Mr. Durbin, No Sale
By Marcus Traianus Posted in Special Events — Comments (32) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Respectfully and with deference to all, I have slept on this offer and given it some deep thought. My apologies for being so circumspect and not that anyone cares but, sorry no sale. I certainly believe in useful dialogue and engaging ones rival for the purpose of creating common understanding. It is also perspicacious to challenge one of 100 Senators representing approximately 300 million people though frank colloquy. However, that is contingent a basis, a scintilla for common understanding and probability for genuine change exists. It also demands the effort is not steeped in parochial motivation, calculated timing or a limited goal which deters furtherance of a primary and continued understanding. In other words, I prefer good faith action as a means of displaying ones ultimate intentions. Good faith by definition is indicative of an overall desire to factually and honestly deliberate using a basis of unmitigated intellectual exchange. It is actionable, tangible proof of a sincere desire to openly promote understanding and negotiate solutions, irrespective of differences. It is exempli gratia Mr. Lieberman consistently supporting the efforts against our enemy, even though we may not agree on many other issues. That builds mutual respect through execution of important policy and impassionate articulation. It is bold, not shallow; consistent, not fleeting; unwavering, not intermittent.
That said, I can not point to one instance where I agree with Mr. Durbin on anything and this issue seems hardly the place to start. He has consistently and unabashedly stood against everything important to me as a conservative and American. Witness, the following retort sent to me from a friend serving this country when informed of this event (graciously reprinted with permission);
So, he (Mr. Durbin) comes offering the olive branch of subsidized broadband and seeks to build a dialogue of consensus? What is the premise here, to build an interactive process of creating legislation? You’ll have to forgive me when I state this seems to be something Durbin should be doing already and thinking about when he votes against the common sense opinion of American’s on every issue which is important to our side, or in my case, the military. What is the goal or hope that he will suddenly consider our concerns and perhaps vote on the side of common sense once? Sorry, if I find that disingenuous since there is no preceding indication of any commonality.
Hopefully in the future, we can be approached by someone from the Democrat Party that displays a reasonable common basis for dialogue; an exchange which provides promise of real, lasting change for our shared country. Unfortunately, IMO this does not seem to the person or the opportunity for that momentous event.
Perhaps I am wrong and my opine is for naught. Nonetheless, I urge you to treat him with the utmost respect, since that is truly what differentiates us.