Friday, October 19, 2007

Democracy Rears its Ugly Head

Inexplicably, and despite the fact that the GOP is "finally starting to rot through," it enjoyed a number of major victories yesterday.

FISA rules that make a lawyer necessary to spy on enemies of our nation were yanked. Hopefully, this will never happen again.

Pro-war demonstrators outnumbered anti-war demonstrators in Berkeley of all places.

The incredibly urgent issue of spanking Turkey over genocide from 100 years ago - The proposal had nothing, nothing! to do with alienating the Turks from the Bush administration. Democrats were simply trying to improve our image abroad - is sinking faster than the Titanic.

Perhaps biggest of all, an effort to override Bush's veto on a massive SCHIP expansion - Health care for the rich! - failed miserably. Not before, however, Pete Stark got in a good one on Chimpler:

"You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement."

No doubt the RWM will unfairly paint Stark as some kind of villain despite the fact that attributing the entire war to Bush's enjoyment of blood lust seems like a perfectly reasonable criticism to me.

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