The Fucking Democrats

Ok, check it. Democrats hate President Bush. It’s one of their defining characteristics. They have their reasons too. Perhaps I should say we have our reasons because I’m pretty much a Democrat myself. So anyway, some of us blindly and idiotically hate Bush, but (hopefully) most of us have extremely good reasons for thinking the guy’s a terrible president. And incidentally, thinking Bush is a bad president is not a novel position.

So it’s totally awesome that when Russ Feingold introduces a measure to go on the record with that disapproval, all the other Democratic senators try their damnedest to bury it. They don’t want to vote on it because they don’t want to alienate the voters.

This is stupid. I mean, ok: is this censure thing probably a bad idea? Yeah. Would it probably alienate voters? Well, yeah. But do any Senate Dems really disagree with it? I mean: they believe he did wrong with wire-tapping, right? They do think he broke the law? Right?

So once again, we’re gonna stick with the “say what we think they want to hear instead of what we believe to be true” strategy that’s been kicking Republican ass for 7 years. This is the tipping point, people.

Via Wonkette, here’s a great Daily Show clip that gets to the heart of the matter:

Oh, and one other thing: I don’t consider myself a member of the “Democratic wing of the Democratic party”. I certainly don’t think the way out is for Democratic leaders to start sounding like the Huffington Post. It only adds to my frustration that every time a Democrat “grows a backbone” or whatever, all they’re really doing is targeting their message to the base. I wish they would just focus a little less on targeting altogether because they apparently suck at it.

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