The Death Of Democratic Party Opposition

To no one’s great surprise, the Democrats once again have given George Bush a blank check for the Iraq Occupation.

This represents a direct lie from Nancy Pelosi.

“Our chairman of our committee, and it’s my view as well, that we shouldn’t even take up a bill without a fixed date for us to come home.”

(Read the link, and the link within the link, for the full context)

Is there a chance that after this latest betrayal they will ever vote…or not vote…to end the occupation? They were already in too deep as it was, this latest travesty cements it. The Democrats were elected to end he war, the Democrats had the power to end the war, the Democrats have chosen not to end the war.

A miserable cowardly failure of a direct mission mandated by the American People in the ’06 elections. There are no excuses that are even close to sufficient.

There really is nothing left to say.

Except, what now?  


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    • pfiore8 on December 20, 2007 at 20:26

    i’ve been doing a little look/see on the internet, just to see how many hits i get about Dems calling Bush a liar or that Bush has mislead the country. I started that after reading your FP piece yesterday about stupid Schumer and the wool being pulled over his eyes (maybe it’s the sagging skin from his eye lids… they have surgery for that you know)

    and it seems endless… the hand-wringing Democrats and what a bad man Bush is… and yet, they do NOTHING. FUCKING NOTHING. BULLSHIT NOTHING to stop him.

    i don’t know HOW MANY TIMES we will let politicians (ALL OF THEM) lie to us before WE SAY E-FUCKING-NOUGH

    can a comment scream? i want to know because i’m fucking screaming and swearing too


  2. Elect more Democrats?


    • documel on December 20, 2007 at 20:28

    I’m beginning to think that blogs are counterproductive–sort of a relief valve for frustration–full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.  4 years ago, bloggers thought they would be king makers (remember Dean?), and that turned out quite poorly.  Now, Dean leads not the bankrupt nation, but the bankrupt party–and he ain’t changed shit.

    2006 would have happened without the internet–maybe the Rs would have lost even worse.  Everything that could go wrong nationally, did, and some things that couldn’t conceivably go wrong (habeas, torture), did.  Oh, and 2006 hasn’t changed anything.  We have to hit the streets, disrupt both political parties, declare war on the system.  Talk is cheap–and useless.

  3. for president is a Republican Lite and a hawk to boot, what is it you expect?

    Supporting anyone who claims to be a Democrat so someone like Nancy Pelosi can surrender to George Bush is madness for anyone who is against the Iraqi occupation and war on various people around the world.

    Best,  Terry

    • documel on December 20, 2007 at 20:36

    Now that Leona Helmsley is dead, the title “queen” goes to our Nancy–Queen not of mean, but of Shit.

    • snud on December 20, 2007 at 22:32

    she (Nancy P.) sold us down the river. What sleazy-ass, backroom deal did she make – and with whom – that caused her to “put on the ring of power” so she could rule “Mordor”?

    She could’ve tossed that fucker in the volcano, defunded the war and pushed for impeachment… but noooooo….

    There’s gotta be a reason and I’m sure it’d be quite fascinating to find out what it is.

    When IS she up for re-election anyway? She needs to go bye-bye.

    • documel on December 20, 2007 at 23:40

    In hindsight, backing all Dems was a big mistake.  2006 changed nothing–Mukassy had Dem blessings.  Think of the Dem party as a means to an end–they are not the end I want.  Besides being gutless–Nancy comes to mind–they renege on their pledges–again Nancy comes to mind.  

    All our talk has accomplished nothing–to the rest of the world, we are the shit empire.  Both parties support torture and endless war.  Both parties deny healthcare and allow the elimination of habeas.  Dems haven’t budged Bushie, they have enabled and emboldened him–even his approval ratings have “surged’ above 30%.

    As long as we think we can change the enemy, we fail.  I have heard many brides claim they will change their husbands–those are the ones that get divorced.  Time to get a political divorce.

    • feline on December 21, 2007 at 00:23

    because something definitely happens to their brains once they get on the Hill, with a few exceptions, but not many.

    I suppose it’s cliche to say it’s corporate influence, but trying to change that element seems essential to me, and that’s a daunting prospect.

    I think it’s possible with dedication and creative approaches.  I know it’s all been discussed before, but I think we need to keep chipping at that block.

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