Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Deep Thought: Republicans in their Own Little World

So as part of some research I'm doing I needed to have a little look at the Republicans Abroad website. And on their page entitled citizenship, came across this interesting quote:

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds might have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again. Because there is no effort without error, there can be no achievement without setback.

The credit belongs to the man who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms and the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause.

Who at best, in the end, knows the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, should he fail, at least fails while daring greatly.

For his place shall never be among those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt

Question: Does anyone out there think that today's Republican party is really the doer of deeds, or can we all get together with the notion that they are currently acting as the critic? Anyone? Bueller?


christine said...

I haven't seen any feasible alternative plans from the Republicans on solving any of the problems we now face. All they seem to be doing is crying Socialism and complaining.

Obama London said...

Sadly, yes. And we've already covered the "Socialism" canard.