And I wanna bring up what Fairlane said in a BG comment:
What about a blogswarm against the Democrats Blue Gal to put pressure on them?
I know I've made myself unpopular among the "Liberals" for criticizing them, but are they not equally culpable?
You, me, everyone who criticizes this government can be spied upon, arrested without due process, have our assets seized without charges, etc.
This could not happen if the Dems stood up to Bush, filibustered, stalled, spoke out en masse, but they have not.
They have capitulated, and soon there will no way for us to undo what Bush and Co. have done.
The Dems joined in yesterday to help Bush pass his modified surveillance program. Why? Why, after so many abuses have already been uncovered?
There are more troops in Iraq than before the 2004 Election. The funding for the war was increased, Bush has issued more executive orders with little to no resistance, Bonzo committed perjury, Libby was set free, on and fucking on.
Do you think the average German anticipated what was to come under Hitler's reign? Do you think they knew that one day the phrase "Enemy of the State" would mean potentially everyone?
Where is the line? And once it's crossed what do we do then?
It's not like we're eating our own here. The Democrats we supported are betraying us. They are betraying the Constitution they swore to uphold. I don't have any hope for a single soul in the White House. But dammit I thought electing Democrats was a good thing and now I'm cynical and mad. Maybe the Italians have it right and the best answer is to elect prostitutes and strippers to the legislative branch...they'll feel right at home.
The latest is the British stripper/phone sex operator who was elected town councilor in Britain:
...she said her business is 'not incompatible with being an elected councillor and it's not illegal'.
I'm sorry the photo in that story looks like somebody photoshopped his sister-in-law's head over the body for spite. Just saying.