Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Tale of Two Cities

Back in 1984, Mario Cuomo delivered the keynote speech at the Democratic convention. In it, he articulated what used to be the basic values of the Democratic party. I like to listen to that speech at least once a year, to remind myself that, once upon a time, Democrats shared my values.

I have a fantasy in which I take Barack Obama prisoner, prop open his eyes with those mechanical things so popular in the B movies of twenty to thirty years ago, and force him to listen until at least some of it sinks in. That won't be happening, of course, but I provide the following video for the edification of any of you who have seven minutes or so to spare, plus, perhaps, a little extra time to mourn what we have lost.

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