Friday, September 22, 2006

Quote of the Day

"In each instance, Republican lawmakers are advocating a radical outcome that vests extraordinary powers in the president. But because their legislative approach for achieving that end in each case is slightly less radical than the president's, the media depicts their proposal as moderate and mild. Meanwhile, the Democrats are silent, invisible and completely absent from the debates, which means that the full range of views is marked by the president on one end and right-wing Republican senators on the other end (only millimeters away from the president), with the 'middle' being as close to the president's position as one can get without embracing it in full..

...It's a great trick that worked very well -- to perfection, really -- to obtain for the president the power to torture, and it is guaranteed that it will be used again to obtain for him the power to eavesdrop on our conversations without judicial oversight of any kind. Do Democrats have any strategy at all for derailing this tactic? The answer to that seems depressingly clear."
--Glenn Greenwald, lamenting how perfectly the GOP torture drama unfolded for them.

What a sad moment this is for America- just about to legitimize torture.

And sadder still that our opposition party does not see fit to oppose it.


At 5:27 PM, Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

I keep thinking to myself Ross Perot may have been out of his freakin' mind. And that saddest of all he may have been a much better choice than what we have right now. Did we choose the wrong Texan?!

Fear and Loathing - The Gonzo Papers

At 6:08 PM, Blogger BlueDuck said...

I don't even think it's an issue of needing a third party (although I do call for a resurrection of the Bull Moose party)... we just need good Democrats. There are some, like Sen. Feingold, but they are marginalized by their own party. And that is why they lose.


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