Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Democrats Signal New Spying Cave-in

By Robert Parry
October 9, 2007

An intriguing part of the Washington political dynamic is that the more the Democrats think they might win an upcoming election, the more timid they become – fearful that they will give the powerful right-wing media machine some issue that will destroy their victory dreams.

What often happens, however, is that once the Democrats slip into their four-corner stall offense, their lack of a clear purpose – or discernable principle – can become the lethal political issue that they so desperately wanted to avoid. John Kerry’s “flip-flopping” or Hillary Clinton’s “triangulations” can prove just as deadly as a controversial stand.

Read on.


EvilPoet said...

All this nonsense should have stopped a long time ago but it didn't. Why? Because the people who are supposed to be representing us in Congress aren't. They seem more interested in their bank accounts than holding BushCo accountable for the things they do. They're supposed to serve the public not be self-serving.

For a moment in 2006 there was a flicker of light that indicated things might actually change for the better. Unfortunately, the light fizzled out and that didn't happen. Disappointing? Yes! Surprising? Hardly. To quote H.L. Mencken: "If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner."

The good of the country and it's citizens is a nonpartisan issue. It's too bad the politicians don't see it the same way.

jbyopa said...

Democrats "Caving in"? That seems like the usual state of affairs. If the craven, useless leadership had shown some guts, things might have been different. When Speaker Pelosi stated that impeachment was "off the table", she signaled that principal and the rule of law had been suspended, indefinitely.
Pundits wonder why voter turn out is so low in this country. Just call it "so little choice, so little change", the choice between canned peas or canned spinach. Uggh!