They won't. They've "adapted".
Fighting him isn't in the plan. The DLC, DNCC and DNSC are all on the same page with the administration. They won't impeach. They're going to approve his attorney general candidate and they're going to approve his war budget.
The Democratic leadership, both House and Senate, are part of the same power-group as the Republicans. They want to maintain the status quo. It doesn't matter if Jr's approval rating falls to 0% because they're never going to impeach him.
They like his policies. They like his leadership. But more than any of that, they like being in power. There's a great deal of money and jobs hinging on maintaining the status quo and to upset that balance would be worse than actually doing the right thing.
So get out there and vote, folks. Because, you know, every vote counts.
That's right they won't because Americans are very comfortable and don't want to make waves (unless someone cuts in front of them on the Freeway) and start making demands of their Reps in D.C. The Dems are not pussies Dan, it's the voting public that are girlie-men for sitting around not really getting active; too much talking and not enough walking. We should really stop useing female centric perforatives like pussies and girlie-men. As men they have no balls.
Not gonna happen. Sorry, not yours.
I think the real reason they aren't fighting him isn't that they're wimps - it's more crass than that. If they take a strong stance on Iraq, for example, then it ceases to become Bush's failure and becomes theirs. This could make things tougher for them in the 2008 elections, and they don't want that responsibility. (To which, of course, one says: "Then don't run for Congress, because you're a fucking waste. This is your job.")
Good lord. How the hell do we break this cycle?
Please, god, take a stand. Please.
You don't have to tell me. I've been depressed since 2001. It's like most of us look at each other and pretend, not wanting to admit we are living in the land of embarrassment and tyranny. The only people who have benefited from this administration are the very wealthy and the wealthy, upper middle class wannabees. They've made out like bandits with enough dough now to luxuriously carry them and their offspring through whatever may come.
Dan you need to run.
We need change.
There's only one way: Publicly financed elections--like virtually every other democratic country. The system that we have now is the reason that decent people can't run for office since it can cost millions to tens of millions to run for federal office. What we're left with is just legalized bribery and paybacks.
Could you refrain from using "pussy" to signify weakness? As someone with one, I take offense that being female equals being weak. (Oddly, I bet if Congress had more women, it's possible we wouldn't be in this mess, but I digress.) Here are some handy alternatives:
or just plain ol' Dumbasses.
Since congress will do nothing to stop Bush or the war the folks at The Srtanger should consider joining others who ARE trying to change things. Instead of constant criticism of the peace movement and peace activists maybe you could join them in common efforts next time there is a peace march.
I am very disappointed in you Dan. You reffered to the Deomocrats as "pussies". Shouldn't you have called them "scrotums"?
YOU SEXIST PIG!
Sad to say they still seem to have a hard time realizing we need to play hardball and stop wussing out.
Keep those postcards and phone calls to your congressional delegation coming ...
Congress won't impeach Bush because it just isn't the will of the majority. I'm not sure if it's apathy or just sheer exhaustion, but the nation just doesn't have the balls to do it.
History will look back at us, and wince.
The Democrats are way too indebted to the system as is to put up a real fight to change it. There are a million things they could do (could have done) to make the system more democratic (which, in theory, would help them), and inevitably it never happens. I'm not saying that we the people shouldn't vote or fight, but we have to brace ourselves for yet another shitty election-night 2008: in any case, if you think our problems are going to be solved with say, even Obama in office (which is never going to happen), you're living in denial. We need a minor revolution, and there's just too much good television on for most of the country to be bothered with that.
This Andrew agrees with Original Andrew--the motto of Watergate lives, "Follow the Money." Both parties get their campaign cash from the same corporate coffers, and will continue to do what they are told until that changes and the people we can vote for don't have to be slaves to that "$10,000 a day" fundraising system.
There's just not as much profit to be made in "peace" as there is in war, especially if you're an oil baron or a weapons dealer. And yes, that means you, Boeing.
Two words: Nancy Pelosi
How come every poll says that Bush is the worst in history? Then 2 mths later another poll comes out saying the same thing . I thought the approval rating was somewhere around 23%. Now it's gone back up to 50%?
@11 - You weak, cowardly, chumpy, wussy, wimpy, empty suited, dumbass loser baby PUSSY - as a rational thinking human, I take offense to your pathetic wah wah wah-ing. Get a fucking life already. Like, yesterday. Seriously.
What are we in, eighth grade? @11 is right. Using terms like "pussy" and "girly-man" implies a hatred of women, and is the basis of homophobia.
@20: Grow the fuck up.
@21 - Try leading by example.
I was going to call you "pussy" too, but I think "lemming" is a more snug fit for you.
The term "pussy" does not imply hatred of women.
From Merriam-Webster online dictionary:
Inflected Form(s): plural pus·sies
Etymology: short for pussycat
Date: circa 1942
slang : a weak or cowardly man or boy
It has nothing to do with women in any way.
There is a silver lining to George W. Bush's obnoxious presidency: it kept Gore and Kerry out of the oval office.
And kept us from dealing with real problems and running budget surpluses for the last seven years.
Um, why is that good, @24?
I'd call that the "brass balls" prize, rather than the "silver lining."
Silver has some intrinsic worth and value.
get the fuck out. bitches, stop whining over the use of pussy.
secondly, it's fucking frightening that our government is INERT and is going to get worse before it gets better.
the whole goddamn thing is captured by business interests, and rich/lawyers will continue to write/pass laws that support their status quo.
i've got no hope in any of the '08 candidates. we are at a ridiculously low point in american history (decline and fall of our economy, international leverage, ability to perpetuate our ridiculously post wwii consumer lifestyles but haven't yet begun to let go of this paradigm and move towards something else.) i look at all the protesting kids, dressing alike and dying to be a part of a greater movement, and i get sick to my stomach because its so much wasted energy and so little meaningful leadership.
wake up, pussies. we are already facing the formation of who will be leading (cause' ain't shit gonna happen in the next year) the country in '08, and i do believe that the actions our leadership takes now is going to determine our place in the world (i'm hoping for more intelligent collaboration and diplomacy and transparency), and what life is like (big brother bush, or the most progressive, high tech, aware society that the human history has produced?).
focus on the real problems, pussies.
No, the real issue is that we would rather complain than do anything. A grass-roots movement that got significant support could get Bush impeached. If a congressman republican or democrat gets hundreds of letters a day that say "impeach him or we remove you", guess what, he votes to impeach. Is it hard to build that big a movement? Sure but if a bozo like Ron Paul can get 4 mil, anything is possible
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