Monday, January 16, 2006

WTF....WHERE'S THE DEMS?

Fixer at Alternate Brain had a post up this morning titled "Where are we?" that set me to thinking about all the opportunities the Republicans/neocons have placed at the Democrats feet during the past five years which they...the Dems... could have used to stop the Republicans/necons in their tracks. The more I thought about it, the more pissed off I got.

Let's review just a few of the items the Dems have or have had in their stockpile of ammunition.

Let's start with the 2000 election. The Supreme Court was allowed to decide for us who would be the president. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the Supreme Court has the power or Constitutional right to make this decision...but the Dems sat there like good dogs.

How about 9/11? The Bush administration had information of a planed terrorist attack on the us and did nothing. In fact, I believe that the Bush administration and PNAC helped the "New Pearl Harbor" along. See PNAC.info - Exposing the Project for the New American Century and PNAC for more on PNAC.

I'd like to pause here for a moment and mention something the Bush administration did which I agree with...in principle. Afganistan.....at least they got the name of the country right. What they said they were going to do there and what they did do there are two different things. Bush said "...we're going to hunt down bin Laden and capture him and bring him to trial." Well, he's still out there and nobody knows where he is. Kind of like taking your car in for an overhaul and getting an air filter instead. (Fixer and Gordon, sorry for the cheap analogy.)

Then we have the Patriot Act. One hundred Senators...of which almost half are Dems...and only ONE votes against it. Were the Dems whipped into such a Patriotic frenzy that their brains couldn't think about the repercussions it would have on the Bill of Rights?

Katrina came along and gave the Dems another chance to expose the Bush administration and the Repug/neocons for their ineptitude and gross negligence. Another opportunity right down the tubes.

The economy. What can I say....it sucks, it has sucked for five years, and it will continue to suck. Don't see anybody in Congress trying to help either.

They could have stopped the Bankruptcy Bill from getting to Bush's desk....but sadly no, couldn't agree to disagree with the Repugs.

Now we have illegal wiretaps, an impeachable offense...like this is the first from the Bush administration. See how quickly the Senate jumps and starts impeachment procedings? Oh, wait, I'm mistaken. They're still sitting on their hands. Chicken-shits! Get up you pussies and fight back! Hell, according to the new Zogby poll 52% of America would like the Senate to investigate impeachment. (See this for more: American public supports impeaching Bush for wiretapping us illegally) The people want you to get off your dead asses and do something about this corrupt administration.

But no. They'll just continue to sit there and do nothing until the Bush administration, the Republican leadership, and the rest of the neocons finish destroying this country.

From Fixer:
"Note to Dems: You're the only ones in a position to do something about the Repubs. If you don't want to fight for our country, just let us know. I'll put my house up for sale now and head off to Europe. I might be willing to fight to the death for this nation, but I'm not willing to commit suicide for it. I'm tired of being your cannon fodder when you won't even give us close air support, let alone covering artillery. I'm sure I speak for a lot of progressive bloggers who have just about had it with you."

If the Dems won't do anything about this we can. There's two ways. We need to pick the correct one.

2 comments:

via said...

I only hope it is not too late. I was hoping that the audience in Constitution Hall would lift Al Gore onto their shoulders and march in the streets today. His speech was electrifing. He is still my president.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Via,
I forgot all about that speech that Gore was making today....so I missed it.