"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

January 16, 2006

Once again the Dems roll over and play dead, this time led by my state's senior senator, Diane Feinstein. Of course, by this point, complaining is just like beating a dead horse, the horse being the Democratic Party.

Mary at The Left Coaster summarizes (excerpts):

"What will it take before our elected leaders understand that the reactionary right is playing for keeps. If our Senators give up on our constitution, what else will they betray just so they can continue to appear to be reasonable? Could they not have rallied together long enough to make Bush pay for flipping the finger at them when he signed the anti-torture bill while saying he wasn't bound by their laws and would do whatever he wanted? (Being omnipotent, he would know when to torture and when to show restraint and those lousy Senators could go jump in a lake if they object.)

Remember, our founding fathers didn't believe in imperial rulers. They didn't approve of tyranny. And they defined tyranny as when a ruler believes he is above the law.

So what deference is due a man who cheated to become President? A man who started a war on lies and then conducted it with complete and total incompetence? A man who while talking about "protecting the American people" failed miserably when Americans faced catastrophic hurricanes that devastated our country? A man who has squandered our good name by conducting a dirty and immoral war that uses torture and secret detentions? A man who has robbed our children and our grandchildren by his spendthrift ways and his ignoring the biggest threat to humankind on the horizon, namely global warming? He has proven himself to be a divisive, incompetent, and arrogant demagogue. What right does he have to name anyone to the Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment?"

Liberal Oasis has more.

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