Special Blog Poll: Your Support for Democrats in 2008
I am enormously unimpressed by the Congress overriding the President's veto of a water bill. In matters from stem cell research to insurance for children, in matters from setting withdrawal timetables of U.S. forces from Iraq to enforcing subpoenas on White House officials, the Democratic majority of this 110th Congress has shown utter impotencein fact, curiously utter impotencein standing up to the criminal enterprise that is this Administration.
...until, that is, it comes to a pork-filled bill for Republicans and Democrats from sea to shining sea. Then, all of a sudden, righteous spine sets in, andlo and behold!a veto override happens.
High fives and butt slaps all around.
Sick kids; tragic herditary and congenital syndromes; dead American GIs; corrupt White House officials—meh. The Congress done good t'day: it brought home that pre-election year bacon.
That'll teach this President not to mess with They Who Be Butch.
The end of my own patience is not, of course, the last word on the Democratic majority in Congress. Many are those who see the Democrats doing an admirable job under the extraordinarily difficult circumstance of a President and his allies who have nothing but contempt for the rule of law and, indeed, the very government over which they are supposed to be the stewards.
Have the Democrats really been as worthless as I am portraying them; and even if they are, what possible alternative could there be? Handing Congress and the Presidency to the Republicans in 2008 might teach the Democrats not to lie about their intentions, if that's what they did last year, but is it really going to do any good to throw them out? On the other hand, is it going to do any good to keep them if they're nothing more than a cowardly version of the Republicans they claim to oppose on so many issues, yet cannot stop on virtually any particular one of those issues?
It's time to render evidence of your sentiments here. The poll below offers you the opportunity to express your opinion.
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