August 11, 2007

IN FAIRNESS TO THE DEMOCRATS...:

How the Democrats Blew It in Only Eight Months (Alexander Cockburn, 8/11/07, The Nation)

Led by Democrats since the start of this year, Congress now has a "confidence" rating of 14 percent, the lowest since Gallup started asking the question in 1973 and five points lower than Republicans scored last year.

The voters put the Democrats in to end the war, and it's escalating. The Democrats voted the money for the surge and the money for the next $459.6 billion military budget. Their latest achievement was to provide enough votes in support of Bush to legalize warrantless wiretapping for "foreign suspects whose communications pass through the United States." Enough Democrats joined Republicans to make this a 227-183 victory for Bush. The Democrats control the House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi could have stopped the bill in its tracks if she'd wanted to. But she didn't. The Democrats' game is to go along with the White House agenda while stirring up dust storms to blind the base to their failure to bring the troops home or restore constitutional government.

The row over the US Attorneys and the conduct of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has always been something of a typhoon in a teaspoon.


...only the deeply delusional--which sadly includes their party activists and the media--ever thought the election mattered a whit, particularly as regards W's conduct of the war.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 11, 2007 6:57 AM
Comments

They have done best what is best they do:
* Nothing of importance.
* Political obstruction of governance.
* Undermine a wartime presidency.
* Undermine wartime morale nationally.
* Undermine military morale.
* Pander to the Neo-Bolsheviks.

Posted by: Genecis at August 12, 2007 11:27 AM
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