Saturday, February 10, 2007

This ain't no party

This ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around. You can add my name to this list.
In Washington, Democrats are blaming Republicans for the Senate's failure so far to vote on a resolution opposing a troop increase in Iraq.

But in the heartland, some voters say such excuses no longer are good enough. Having banked on the promise that Democrats would force a change of course in Iraq if they won control of Congress, some of the people who helped the Democrats get there are growing impatient.

They're frustrated that Democrats sank so much energy into a nonbinding resolution then dropped the bipartisan plan of Sens. John Warner, R-Va., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., like a hot potato when Republican leaders who support President Bush maneuvered them into a corner.
I've been saying this for a couple of weeks now, but do the Dems listen to me -- no! I didn't have a lot of hope they would come through but it's still disappointing to see them playing at politics as usual instead of working for their money.

I've self-identified as a Democrat for most of my life but I've become so disgusted with this party over the last five years that I no longer feel like I belong to anything. However, as I said when I was pushing the vote for the Democratic party ahead of the midterms, we needed to give them a chance and restore the balance of power. I told my readers that if they didn't deliver, we have two years to, as they say, hold their feet to the fire. It's time to build that fire.

It's ridiculous that they're wasting time posturing over non-binding resolutions and it's insulting that they think we're going to let them get away with it. We've got a chief executive who is preparing for yet another act of military aggression and they're dancing around like it's just another Saturday night at the local disco.

If the Democrats want their party to last, they had better break out some substantial refreshments right now or we're leaving and taking our votes with us.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

for all the netroots and whatnot, the politicians are just as insular as ever. the right is practicly rioting in the streets over immigration but their party does nothing about it. the left is terrified over war with iran but their party is totally oblivious to those concerns. who knows what they read, if anything. they are just so full of themselves and their self importance.

5:53:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Amen Lester. It looks more and more like I'll be blogging to throw all the bums out and start fresh.

7:30:00 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

What the dems should do today is say in no uncertain terms that Bush, Cheney and the entire cabinet will be arrested and tried for treason if warfare is instituted against Iran.

3:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should in general do everythin entirely differently and more directly

9:26:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Nolo, I agree with that. They need to do something and do it now before the SOB pulls the trigger.

Lester, I agree with that too, but fat chance. The latest news indicates Cheney has decided the VP is a fourth branch of gov't and answers to no one.

10:36:00 AM  

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