From http://counterpunch.org/nader09302006.html, which is an otherwise standard-issue jeremiad against the Administration's policies, something only an egomaniac and asshole would dare say.Your editor agrees, of course, with all these observations except two. I don't think the Democrats have any principles to betray, except the principle of staying employed, and I don't think they had anything in their heads when they voted on the Torture Enablement Act except staying employed.
Ralph Nader:Democrats betray their principles to avoid last-minute attack ads. Our democracy is the big loser.Except, of course, when the target was...Ralph Nader. To this day the donks are still bitter about how Nader "stole" the election from them...as your fine blog pointed out a few months back, refer to http://stopmebeforeivoteagain.org/2006/09/joe_lieberman_the_ralph_nader.html
And of course, Ralph was always the heads-in-the cloud idealist...we're long past the period where Democrats had any principles left to betray.The only light at the end of this Bush tunnel comes from many law professors and knowledgeable members of Congress, such as Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT), who believe that when this law reaches the Supreme Court, its offending and vague provisions will be declared unconstitutional."I figure that's what was going through the heads of all the donks that signed on to the Torture bill... just wait until 2008!