Friday, June 20, 2008

I've got the Blue Dog blues...

Greenwald, from earlier this year, in addition to today's column (which is a daily must read) about the reprehensible new FISA "compromise"
But more importantly, "bipartisanship" is already rampant in Washington,
not rare. And, in almost every significant case, what "bipartisanship" means in
Washington is that enough Democrats join with all of the Republicans to
endorse and enact into law Republican policies, with which most Democratic
voters disagree. That's how so-called "bipartisanship" manifests in almost
every case...

On virtually every major controversial issue --
particularly, though not only, ones involving national security and
terrorism -- the Republicans (including their vaunted mythical moderates and
mavericks) vote in almost complete lockstep in favor of the President, the
Democratic caucus splits, and the Republicans then get their way on every
issue thanks to "bipartisan" support. That's what "bipartisanship" in
Washington means.

And as always, follow the money. Fuckers.

PS: I guess the "block quote" feature doesn't like copying and pasting, but so what? I kind of like how this was turned into some ghastly free verse on the demise of the Constitution.

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