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Enough of this crap!

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Senator Dodd having to filibuster against his OWN party leader to serve the interests and concerns and RIGHTS of the American People is the last straw.

Reid and Pelosi are actively obstructing every process that could lead to some sort of justice, some sort of accountability, for the many, many abuses of power and outright crimes of the Bush Administration.

Our Democratic leadership has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they do not care about anything but getting re-elected. They don’t care about War Crimes, they do not care about torture, they do not care about Habeas Corpus, they do not care about the demolition of the Fourth Amendment and they don’t care that people are dying in Iraq for NO reason. Yes, I am sure they are concerned about all of these things…but if they truly cared about them, they would be doing something. They are not.

They have killed or slow walked impeachment, contempt, and seem to be pretending that inherent contempt doesn’t exist.

They have fairly openly admitted that their only concern and overriding priority is the elections that are still a year away. They have proven that they cannot be trusted to carry out their oaths of office to uphold and defend the Constitution.

Nancy Pelosi was briefed on CIA torture BEFORE she took impeachment off the table….something she has absolutely NO right to do. Something that makes her look so corrupted and compromised that the only solution left is for her to push the DOJ to appoint an independent investigator and then get the hell out of the way.

Harry Reid…..well, what can you say? He is either playing some imaginary Machiavellian power game….which he is LOSING….or has capitulated past the point of just excusing, and is in effect covering up Bushco’s crimes…and it now appears by pushing for telcom immunity, actively abetting them.

We need an independent investigation DIRECTLY into the crimes of George Bush and Dick Cheney.

There are no more excuses, the idiocy of bi-partisanship has been exposed. That “strategy” is dead. Their only choice now is to either actively oppose George Bush or just lie down and roll over for him. And hope that the fact that they are playing into EVERY negative stereotype of Democrats will somehow be ignored by the Voters. And that the sheep (which is obviously how they think of anyone outside the Village and Beltway Bubble) won’t look up and notice that they are not the brave and noble champions of reason they are pretending to be….but merely craven politicians who think they know better than the People they represent, and are willing to place preserving the status quo…and their places of power in it, above ANY other considerations. What further heinous abuses and crimes would Bush have to commit to force them to oppose? Where is the line?

The stakes are too high for this kind of crap. This is no time for these cowardly games. There are lives on the line….the Constitution itself is on the line. This is no time for business as usual and jockeying for political advantage.

Madame Speaker, Mr. Majority Leader, call for independent investigations into Wireless Wiretapping, Torture and the lies that led us into the biggest mistake in the history of our country….and then get the hell out of the way while people who know what the fuck they are doing get to work.

You have disgraced the Democratic Party, your offices, and the American People by in effect collaborating with the worst President in history. YOU are putting Party above Country, Self-Interest above Justice….and it must stop.

Now.

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    • Pluto on December 17, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Our Democratic leadership has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they do not care about anything but getting re-elected.

    This is how Dems get re-elected?

    Buhdy — I think it’s more sinister than that.

  2. if alien “pod people” a la invasion of the body snatchers did a targeted invasion and sucked out the brains of the Dem leadership, or are they suffering from Stockholm syndrome, or are they simply every bit as elitist and as fearful of the great unwashed as their corpo-fascist Republican brethren so they are simply assuming a Father Knows Best stance since the American people cannot possibly actually know what they want. They cannot possibly understand the intricacies of democracy which are apparently best left to the management of a select few quislings and collaborators dressed up as Dems.

    • Edger on December 17, 2007 at 8:54 pm
    • Edger on December 17, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    has some suggestions for Sen. Dodd to read on the Senate floor during his filibuster:

    1. The US Constitution
    2. The Declaration of Independence
    3. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
    4. I have dream by Martin Luther King Jr.

    I’ve added my own suggestions:

    • The Senate and House telephone directories
    • Followed by The Gulag Archipeligo
    • pfiore8 on December 17, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    to dodd and anybody else who’ll stand with him

    they can make this a defining moment… if they decide to. they can melt down the bad guys and start over again, right now. if they decide to.

    jump start my heart again, dems… please

  3. with you or leaders of this blog… i might not be jeffinalabama forever.

    I looked for a site, but couldn’t find one. Am I blind?

  4. Wherever it might lead!

    This is where it must begin

    • kj on December 18, 2007 at 7:35 pm
  5. In it I did not hold back. I asked her to resign  

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