Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Democrats' Year of Living Fecklessly

By Robert Parry
November 7, 2007

One year ago, the Democrats ended Republican control of Congress, stirring millions of Americans to hope that George W. Bush’s Iraq War and his assault on the U.S. Constitution finally would be stopped.

Twelve months later, many of those once-hopeful voters feel bitter disillusionment toward the national Democratic Party, which has surrendered in showdown after showdown with the weakened President, from continuing to write blank checks for the Iraq War to ceding more power to him for his surveillance operations.

Read on.


mistah charley, ph.d. said...

"By their actions in the early days of the Clinton administration, the national Democrats revealed that they viewed the American people more as consumers eager for services than citizens needing honest information to fulfill their duties in a democratic Republic."

Sadly, "the consumers, not citizens" behavior pattern is not engaged in by just the elected functionaries of the Democrat wing of the military industrial congressional financial complex (MICFiC), or the corporate media distraction/disinformation machine, but the people themselves. See Chris Floyd's commentary on Michael Massing's Salon article

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and we have fallen asleep at the wheel. May the Creative Forces of the Universe have mercy on our souls, if any.

Anonymous said...

Most people are saying to themselves that it's over, that the US has gone past the point of being saved.

They're not saying it out loud yet.

The story I haven't heard anything about is the offshore bank accounts with billions of $$$ funded by private industry that await Bush & Cheney when they leave office.