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Special Blog Poll: Your Support for Democrats in 2008
In recent posts and comments, your host here at The Dark Wraith Forums has moved from irritable impatience with the Democrats in Congress to outright disdain for them as they have not only failed to effectively bring the Bush Administration under control but have, in a number of instances, actually advanced
the Right-wing agenda of the Republican Party and its authoritarian leader. Even when the Democrats achieve a victory, as they did in overriding President Bush's recent veto of a bill to fund water projects, my reaction has been less than charitable, as evidenced by my comment at Big Brass Blog on news
of the override:
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.
I believe the Democrats have done a wonderful job, and I plan to support them to the fullest extent I can in 2008.
Oh, my. I have to thank you, Dark Wraith, for the deep belly laugh that issued forth, after reading that one! Ha ha ha - I am still laughing. :) Ha ha. Ha. Ha ha ha. Ha.
The Dark Wraith must provide a response for every possible sentiment someone might have... even if its a sentiment a Republican might have about how the Democrats are doing.
I ain't votin' in yer pole til I see my piece of de ackshun!
Cash only, no chex, in a unmarked envelope; dat's da way its ushally dun. Right?
good morning dark wraith:
i'm going to focus on more local issues. to paraphrase davey crockett "congress can go to hell, i'm going to palm springs" which, is securely mary bono country (what's not to love about a legislator whose main qualification for the job was to be married to a guy who skied into a tree?) so it will be easy to vote for what ever doofus is sent up against her.
beyond that, i advocate a "no incumbents" ticket. i really don't care what someone's philosophy or affiliation is, if they've had a job in the last six years, to hell with them. they are either corrupt, stupid, cowardly, lazy, or any other perjorative you wish to apply, all of them apply. the latest torture loving attorney general was just confirmed without even a token fight. they couldn't even pretend to stand for anything. to say nothing of the shameful fact that there was actually a debate on the senate floor about the acceptability of torture in our policy. that it was even considered to be open for discussion is appalling. at least the writer's strike might be able to save us from "24" plot lines for a while, the bastards in congress who haven't figured out that it is a work of fairly bad fiction and not an instruction manual will give us no respite.
no incumbents. that's my platform.
Words to live by, Minstrel Boy. Hopefully, if we stay strong for about 3 cycles of "None a ya", they'll remember who they're supposed to be afraid of.
Aww man; What's up with the Hatin' on the Coops? I love them. I would seriously consider going into slight debt to own one.
Cruising through Blogs4Bush, as I am wont to do, I am reminded Why I will NEVER VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN AGAIN.
This, from a supposed friend of the Poster, allegedly after enduring the SERE Interrogation training: Waterboarding is hardly torture. It does not maim, cause permanent physical damage,or result in death. It merely simulates the sensation of drowning and having no control over your ability to end the encounter for very brief periods of time. Khalid Sheik Mohammed was subjected to this interrogation technique and was able to resist much longer than would have been expected from an individual who had not been trained to resist waterboarding. This is an indication that our enemies are being prepared for the possibility of being captured.
KSM. Hmmm. Didn't he admit to giving aid to Cain in offing his Brother? And giving pointers to many officials of the Inquisition? Boy howdy, think of all the stuff we woulda learned if Khalid Shiek Muhammed hadn't prepared so well for "tickle time" by our Non-torturing Intelligence Community! Ollie Stone's waiting for the REAL story about JFK from KSM!
No, trog, you're getting Khalid Sheik Mohammed confused with Abdul Sheik An'Fries, the latter of whom was also responsible, in conspiracy with Hava N' ibn Bin Dere, for the recent recall throughout the Middle East of Let Freedom Ring-a-ling-ling Sand Art kits, which turn out to actually be using Iraqi sand that's so full of depleted uranium bullet dust that the kiddies think they're Sand Art is supposed to be glow-in-the-dark.
Needless to say, it's a difficult situation all the way around, and let's just say there's plenty more waterboarding to be done.
The Dark Wraith can hardly wait to hear how long George W. Bush holds out before he finally gives up the secrets to being stupid.
Heeheeeheehee, yessiree bob! Hey, thanks to all that's holy, 'cause there was talk of turning overstock Sand Art Kits by BLAMMO! into Etch a Sketches! Man, talk about a recruitment aid! Get a few thousand kids shakin' one of those babies right next to their heads for a few days, and by the time they turn 18(if), they'll be the perfect cannon fodder!
Wow, I shouldn't be surprised that the first two entries in the poll are empty, but I am... I keep expecting equally crazy people to be showing up on the side of the Democratic party, but they don't.
Hey, that's a Good thing!!! And we have far too few of those.
Mornin' dere, Stealth Badger.
Although I went for door #4, my eyes did stop at #2, only because things could be worse than having Gabriel Gifford as my Representative. (Though her recent voting absences have left me less than fulfilled.)
Rest assured that this site will not tolerate incompetence, incoherence, or intolerance from anyone claiming to represent "the will o the wisp...I-I mean people!
By the way, SB, if you look up in the far right corner, you'll see that Nobody escapes the Wrath o' the Wraith!
For several years my dissappointment in the Dem held congress/senste and the piss-poor presidential candidates feilded had me voting and advocating a "no incumbents" rule. I voted for whoever the main chjallanger was. Well, this would have been a grand stand to tke if another 25-50 percent of my fellow voters had gotten with it. So from independent, I went to my brief fling as a republican, ending thet when Newt and his boys took over Washington and their actual faces were revealed to those with wit to see. At this point, I will never vote for another republican in my life, the one possible excepton being if they manage to totally implode and become a thinking party again. I don't see this happening. I want them crushed, destroyed, and so ineffective that they will make Ralph Nader look like the epitomy of effective and sane candidate. To that end I will vote democrat. I will vote dem in every case until the republicans become nothing but a footnote. Unless the case is a choice between a good third party and a dem ...the good choice will have my vote UNLESS by doing so I could possibly allow the republican candidate to win.
I am accused of holding grudges until they die of old age, then stuffing and mounting them. The grudge I hold for the misrule of the Bushistas layered on the grugde I hold for the waste of taxpayer treasure in witch hunting the Clintons-neither of whom I like- means I will not only stuff this grudge but probably brass plate it.
Once the republicans are shredded, then there will be a rise of third party candidates to fill the void. One will, I hope and pray, be acceptable. THEN I go after the dems/
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
For trying to change the system from within
I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin
I'm guided by a signal in the heavens
I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin
I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin -- Leonard Cohen
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