Saturday, February 11, 2006

Disappointing Democrats Deliver Again

Proving once again that party loyalty affects the reasoning part of the brain, the Democrats are introducing legislation, HR 4694 that will cut private funding for candidates running for House seats. It will also mandate public funds for candidates of the "two major parties" (there are two major parties?)Let me see, corruption, cronyism, incompetence and crimes being committed by the Republicans in Washington DC and this is the best they can do?
Obviously, the Democrats are feeling threatened and know they can no longer hold on to their base as they are no longer an opposition, party, merely a mirror of the Republicants. Even 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton supports the war in Iraq, even when a majority of Americans no longer do. So rather than act like an opposition party, the Democraps are in a power grab to hang onto what little they have left by being as party oriented as the Republicans.
It would be cynical to think that the Democrats are anxious to introduce legislation they know the Republicans will vote on. This will give the appearance of Congress not being so partisan. And while I may not care too much for the Democrats, it would be nice to see the Democrats regain control of Congress, so that if they didn't start impeachment proceedings, at least they may stop this bill from being passed. But, once again, we're talking about the Democrats, and one thing they never fail to deliver, it's disappointment.

8 comments:

Lily said...

Both parties suck. But third parties have such burdesome ballot access laws...its hard to get candidates on the slate. Ballot access needs to be part of election reform...another topic...

Lew Scannon said...

We here at unbrainwashed concur (that's me, myself and I). The Democrats are lame and the Republicans are evil personified.

Diane S. said...

We're singing in harmony Lew.

George Bush's polling numbers are as bad right now as LBJ's were during the height of the Viet Nam war. If the Democratic Party cannot seize this moment and mount a reasonable opposition, the DNC has outlived it's usefulness and the Democratic Party has lost any claim to being a second party in American Politics.

The time is ripe for change. The question: Who has what it takes to lead us to that change?

Lew Scannon said...

Diane S.
You. Me. Lily. There are a thousand bloggers out there who, if they combined there efforts could effect real change in this country.
Lawyers, business men and professional politicians have run this country in the ground, doing not what's best for this country, only what's best for a small handful of it's citizens. This was not our founding fathers original intentions.
A people's party, a progressive party, a populist party, anyone can join this party party. We've seen what the elite have done, it's time for a government of by and for the people once again.

Neil Shakespeare said...

Hey, you might have the answer for that catchy slogan the Dems have been looking for: "Democrats: We Deliver...Disappointment, But At Least We Deliver. Order Now And Get Two Free Toppings on Each Disappointment Pizza."

Kvatch said...

Even 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton supports the war in Iraq

Well I was going to say that the we ought to rename them Republicrats (think I may actually have used that term at one point) but really the correct term is "Demolicans". Why? Because there just slightly to the left of the far right.

"Demolicans, doing what they can do demolish party loyalty."

Newsguy said...

Thanks for the link, Lew. I'll recriprocate. It's comforting to see there are people out there who actually remember how this country is supposed to work.

Lew Scannon said...

Demolicans...I like it!