On failed equipment used by the trapped Virginia miners:
The Bush administration is reviewing air packs and other safety equipment used in the nation's mines after previously scrapping similar initiatives started by the Clinton administration.
And this isn’t an isolated incident. The conservatives are just plain wrong, and the longer they stay in power, the longer they’ll continue on instituting their dangerous theories, and the more people will realize that the liberals have been right all along. And the best thing for conservatives right now would be for them to go down in flames, before they have time to really screw things up and kill the movement completely.
This is a liberal nation, and nothing will remind people of that more than watching conservatives flounder in office. But the key is for Democrats to strongly adopt the liberal position and to learn how to properly defend it. Liberals stand for strong society and people working together to do the right thing; to do what it takes to secure the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's what this is about. Not money. Not waiting until things go wrong and then trying to fix it. It's about working together to do the right thing. Not because we want to; but because we need to.
And best of all, that's exactly what all Americans want. We just need to get better at explaining that to them, and to show them who really has their best interests at heart. Nobody wants a Big Daddy government telling them what to do; but nobody wants their daddy dying in a mining accident due to faulty equipment and lax regulators. We need to get better at explaining the big picture on all this stuff and how our policies benefit everyone...including the rich and powerful who struggle so hard against us. We're in this together, and we need to make that clear.
Oh, and make sure to smile. People like that kind of stuff.
(updated for rewrite)