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Laisrean
August 14th, 2007, 03:56 AM
http://www.alternet.org/stories/59367/?page=1


Thanks to the Dems' inaction on Iraq and compliance with Bush on the FISA bill, the Democratic-controlled Congress now has a "confidence" rating of 14 percent, the lowest since Gallup started asking the question in 1973 and five points lower than Republicans scored last year.

Uh, yeah... electing Democrats really got us somewhere. I applaud Feingold and the other Dems with a spine, but to hell with Pelosi and the others.

Snapdragon
August 14th, 2007, 10:20 AM
What you said.

As Ralph Nader has correctly observed, there is no significant difference between the "two" parties--they both answer to the same paymaster. There are individuals who occasionally show some principle and fortitude, but they are notable as exceptions.

No wonder most of the potential electorate does not bother to vote.

Snapdragon
August 16th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Do the Neo-Cons Need Karl Rove When They Can Count on the Democrats?
by Harvey Wasserman

Karl Rove scoots off the sunken White House ship with his plans for future neo-con dominance safe and secure—in the hands of Democrats unwilling or incapable of challenging his dirtiest deeds.

Elected to end a lunatic war, the Democratic Congress has prolonged it, earning approval ratings even lower than those of George W. Bush, whom Rove designated as a “war president” long before the attack on Iraq.

The Democrats have also signed off on the GOP’s all-out assault on the Constitution, meekly certifying a “unitary executive” with totalitarian demands for a blanket suspension of civil liberties, arbitrary detention, official torture and more.

Once again voters will approach a presidential election asking themselves—why vote for Democrats who won’t challenge the most catastrophic GOP outrages?


http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/08/16/3204/