Tuesday, February 06, 2007

All Together Now

If the Democrats were the worst, least successful minority Party in history over the last 12 years, the Republicans have just shown that they’re determined to be the best.

The Democrats refused to filibuster a nominee to the Supreme Court that will cause our country to take a hard right (fascist) turn for the next several decades, and even more disgusting, they refused to filibuster a bill that wiped out our right of habeas corpus, but the Republicans have just successfully filibustered a NON BINDING RESOLUTION, simply because it would embarrass their President.

I'm hoping (probably against hope) that this last election changed who the Democrats are. One thing's for sure, it did nothing to alter the GOP. They will vote Party lines and circle the wagons to protect one of their own, same as it ever was. The Democrats must realize that there is no compromise when it comes to the war. Bush has made his stand, his men have fallen in line and the escalation goes forward, WITHOUT DEBATE. The question remains, what are they going to do about it? The people voted, now it's time to act.

9 Comments:

Anonymous david said...

Well, the point is that 8 weasel Republicans who said they were against escalation voted for the filibuster.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Republicans of the last house threaten to abolish filibusters altogether if the Dems tried to stop the SCOTUS nominations?

This is the reality of EVIL. They don't play fair. It's the reality of the OVERRIGHTEOUS. They don't tolerate debate or discussion.

Fortunately, the purse strings are not something that can be taken away so easily. Congress will just have to set the timetable for withdrawal itself and write it into the Budget.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you socialist scumbag remember hitler was a fascist aka socialist . stalin was a socalist aka commie. democrat in this day and age=commie how many people shall you people kill maim for the greater good of humanity . if you shitheads woke up and got a real job you would not have time to complain how every one else is living better than you .hello job? my grandparents left russia in 1912 .4-6 million others died for your cuase all you so called fellow travelers can rot in hell.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous david said...

My, my, anonymous, aren't you a charmer.

And why exactly were your grandparents fleeing Russia in 1912? It wouldn't be because of Lenin as that's too early. Perhaps they were oppressed by the lovable Czar and his pogrom-happy Cossacks.

If your grandparents came to America to provide their children with a better life, it's too bad they didn't think more of higher education. You might not have made so many errors.

Hitler's NSDAP was not a socialist party of the Left. It was a nationalist party of the Right and the words 'socialist' and 'workers' were in the title to give it 'grassroots' appeal as they weren't going after the business class for votes. But I can assure you that you would have been happy in the Nazi Party as Hitler immediately went after the Social Democratic and Communist Party when he came to power and put their members in concentration camps.

Well, the case of Lenin & Stalin is not so easy to explain. And I mean that with a generous spirit. Lenin used to compare his revolution with the Paris Commune and was surprised it lasted longer. I'd recommend reading about that first. Then there was the expeditionary force of Americans who tried to restore the Csar to the throne in 1919. Stalin may have been paranoid, but that doesn't mean they weren't out to get him. Personally, I've always had a soft spot for Leon Trotsky.

4:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other anonymous (I'm not that previous guy) -
LGND/David - It's not about the 8 weasel republicans and it's not about the democrats needing to "get tough". It's all about the democrats getting in the frame of mind that winning is everything (I don't mean the war in Iraq, I mean all issues) and whatever you have to do to accomplish it must be done. The Republican Party contains a bunch of criminal scumbags who will do whatever it takes. How dare the democrats even waste everyones time with a NON-BINDING RESOLUTION. The people have spoken and they have clearly said, "let's get the fuck out".

7:50 AM  
Anonymous david said...

anonymous2, I share your frustration. But the American people didn't speak with quite the force that would enable the Democrats to act unilaterally. They will have the power to derail Bush's military budget, but they still need some Republicans to succeed.

I would also question the idea that ALL Republicans are corrupt and criminal. It's not true. That many of the Class of '94 fell in with the K Street gangs is regretable. But much of this has to do with this idea that Winning is Everything.

And this is why I'm so excited by Barack Obama. I find the American mantra that "Winning is Everything" repugnant. It leads to the Machiavellian "The End Justifies the Means". And yet the reason for the UN was that WWII taught us that we are all in the same boat. And Global Warming is another example of this symbiotic link. We must learn to build cooperatively. Or we will all die.

I have great respect of Hillary Clinton. But I don't look forward to the vicious 'Win at all costs' type of fight she's been promoting. It doesn't break down the walls the Christian Right has been building; instead it reinforces them. I prefer Aesop's fable of the Wind & the Sun.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David,

I agree that Obama is a good candidate, but this is a prime example of Dems not understanding what it takes to win. I will/would vote for him if I get the opportunity (it appears so), but the majority of this country will not yet vote for a black man or a woman. It has nothing to do with qualifications. At some point, the Dems will realize that "best candidate" does not translate to "winning candidate".

6:18 AM  
Anonymous david said...

Well, I have a feeling the Republicans are about to nominate a "can't win" candidate. The Dems are facing an embarrassment of riches while the GOP is looking at a parade of losers.

The problem with trying to pick the "winner" and resigning oneself to the fact that it won't be the "best" is that it involves a fallacy. You can't predict the future. Kerry was the safe "winner"; the "best" would have been Dean.

Consider Obama. I just feel he is destined to be president. I look at his biography and I think --as a non-American-- this is who should be president. He is America as the World has always hoped it would be. And his remarkable story of winning his Senate seat just sounds as if Fate has blessed him.

12:19 PM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Anonymous--If 93% of Americans say they would vote for an African American candidate for President if he was qualified for the job, yet only 56% say that America is ready for a black President, don't you think that perhaps far too many of us are underestimating our neighbors?

I don't buy the line that Obama can't win because he's black and that's the worst reason in the world not to support him. At this point, as far as I'm concerned he's got the best shot.

And I agree with David that Obama is the embodiment of what we like to think America stands for. He makes people feel good and hopeful about the future. I'm not sure there's anyone currently in the race that can beat the power in that.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous drm said...

David,

you really need to get educated. The Republicans would have ended fillibusters for judicial nomination if the Dems would have fillibustered the SCOTUS nominations. They were not going to get rid of the fillibuster with regards to legislative actions. Advice and Consent with regards to SCOTUS nominations is much different then legislative action.

5:18 PM  

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