Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Democratic Betrayals

In a recent column, Paul Krugman noted that "America is now more liberal than it has been since the early 1960s," but you'd never know it by looking at our Democratic Congress.

In a piece in The Hill, Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos, makes a similar observation:

On issue after issue, the Democratic norm has been to capitulate to the slightest pressure from the GOP. And while the public has meted record-low approval ratings for this Congress in response, the lesson apparently remains unlearned.

Whether it’s Iraq funding or the Michael Mukasey confirmation, Democrats continue to give away the store without receiving any concessions in return. It’s a one-way street in a town that has ceded Article I of the Constitution for a unitary, non-compromising executive. The public is sick of this administration’s betrayals. Why aren’t Democrats?

And on a related note, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has announced that he will block efforts to impeach Cheney!

The country is more liberal than it has been since the early 1960s? Will somebody please tell the Democrats?
"It's not just the excesses of Bush and Cheney -- it's the failure of our Congress, our courts, our free press, and all of us, to speak up and prevent this degradation of the American idea." -- Al Gore