Friday, May 27, 2005

Circling The Wagons, Against Their Own Country

Even as the Right has stumbled this past week: Senator Clinton's aide is acquitted, the Bolton nomination is held up in the Senate, the War gets worse, Dems point the spotlight on how Republicans voted against legislation supporting the troops at home, Social Security is now at a 25% approval (and the killer there is that people who have heard the most about his plan like it the least), (Sean Hannity may have to take a valium). It turns out that all along the GOP has been marginalizing power in Congress, changing the rules permanently to limit the voices of dissent, and keep control in a handful of GOP loyalists. Maybe they knew it couldn't last, so they used their moral values, honor and fighting with rule book in hand, and changed the rules so no one could oppose them. Al Franken pointed out recently that all politics is dirty, but Rove politics is the dirtiest. Can we recover? And if we do return to the majority, should the Democrats keep the same rules for the majority that the Republicans have put in place? Will the Righty pundits think that is fair? Of course they will. We should all play by the same rules, right? Isn't that the Americna way? This link from Be afraid, be very afraid.


Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Your crooksandliars link is bust.

6:27 AM, May 28, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

I was going to say the same thing. Furthermore, it's the wounded, cornered beast that's most dangerous. I would not put it past this administration to irrepairably damage this country in its attempt to maintian power.

6:51 AM, May 28, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

thanks Daniel, fixed. ( for your files). Great site, use video links to make their points.

9:01 AM, May 28, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

Yes BP, Texas is a great example with DeLay's inspired redistricting of starting the irrepairable damage - or should the few bastions of Democratic leadership in the states redistrict thier territories to favor Democrats and even out the house? And where does it end? I see only two outcomes - the GOP has already shifted the balance of power to their side permanently, and the Dems will be forever a minority power. Or the GOP will lose elections next time around, pissing off too much of the middle and left, and the Dems will come back into power in a new system that completely favors those in power, and will be just as lost and swept away by the need to keep it. Innocence is over in America, our adolescence is over too, and now we're in a middle aged crisis. Who are we, really? And when this country dies of old age, will we be a tyrany or still a Republic? The final days of this nation, as far off as they may be, are playing out right now in Washington, and will set that destiny.

1:50 PM, May 28, 2005  

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