Truth be told, what the Democrats are doing today is smart short term politics.
The scenario will probably play out like this:
A) Piss off your base by refusing to Impeach / Defund
B) Strengthen your gains with the squishy middle, do not risk pissing them off
C) Count on the base having nowhere to go come election time
D) Win in 2008 and MoveOn from there
Essentially, they are following a smart political strategy.
But in the mean time…
Soldiers will die in Iraq
Many more Iraqis will die in Iraq
Cheney will work away unfettered on his plans to bomb Iran
No progress will be made on Global Warming
No progress will be made on Energy Independence
Debt will continue to skyrocket for our children
Corporations will continue to exploit workers worldwide at the greatest pace in 50 years
The gap in Social Security funding will widen
Many Republicans will get away with whatever laws they have broken
Our worldwide reputation will continue to go down the shitter
Children will be left behind
Health care will become more unaffordable every day
People will lose their homes in the housing bubble / foreclosure explosion
Heavy industry safety rules will be flaunted, and some people will be injured / die as a result
Rich folks will get richer
Poor folks will get poorer
The middle class will continue to be squeezed
Disasters will be managed by the same folks who gave us New Orleans
Foreign countries will continue to enjoy unfettered access to our markets
George Bush will continue to be the face of America
The Democrats’ strategy, one of short term gain, will lead to long term pain. For all of us.
I, for one, will never forget.