April 9, 2011

THE PARTY OF ROE:

No Shutdown, but a Lot of Sellouts (John Nichols, April 9, 2011, The Nation)

If you had asked Franklin Roosevelt or Harry Truman or John Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson or Jimmy Carter or even Bill Clinton what Democrats would defend in a fight over the future of government, there’s no real question that funding for housing, public transportation, community development programs and safe air travel would be high on the list.

Yet, in order to achieve the Friday night deal that averted a government shutdown—for a week and, potentially, longer if an anticipated agreement is cobbled together and agreed to—all of those programs took serious hits.


Today the only thing the Democratic Party was still willing to fight for was abortion.


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