Tuesday, August 07, 2007

And Speaking of Democrats

At the moment I'm more than a little pissed at the Democrats in congress for their caviling stomach-crawling egg-sucking-dog attitude towards the Rethugs in the Baby Doc Maladministration when they passed the whole Big Brother we-can-spy-on- Americans-and-there's-nothing-YOU-can-do-about it law on the last night before their "vacation".

And these are the same people that criticized the Iraqi parliament for going on vacation in August! And Tony Snowjob actually defended the whole Iraqi vacation thing by saying it was "too hot" in August in Iraq.

Too hot? Tell that to the troops on the ground. They aren't getting a vacation.

Anyway, back to the Dems. What with their caving in on impeachment, their refusal to defund the war, and now their unbridled support for more Big Brother, I'm thinking that I am on the verge of actually leaving the party.

But what's wrong with that is that there really isn't any other viable party. Maybe if I had another 20-30 years, I could get involved in building a new party, but that's an uphill battle that history shows is nearly impossible to pull off. There hasn't been a viable new party created since the Republican party was born out of the ashes of the Whig party just before the Civil War.

So I guess I'm stuck with the Dems, but the best way to improve things is to work from the inside. As the fundo Xians proved a few years back by inserting their sleeper-cell cadre into the Rethug party at the local level, it works if you have a number of like-minded progressive activists who are willing to take up the fight for the long haul.

And all those Dems who voted along with the Rethugs for the new and improved Big Brother? Well, all the ones in the House are up for reelection next year.

Wanna bet that a lot of them will have challengers in the primary, challengers representing the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party?


Granny said...

We've been chatting about our Senior Senator. It's not the first bad vote she's cast but to me it was the most offensive.

I don't know if anyone could run against her in a primary and win but it's worth a shot.

I won't leave the party either though. It still beats the alternative.

betmo said...

you have to promote the better candidates- actually any other candidate to vote them out. that sends a message like no other.

Farnsworth68 said...

All you have to do is look around to Connecticut and Joementum. He had what was considered a safe senate seat and got ousted in the primary.
Of course the Rethugs poured so much money into his campaign as an "independent" that his opponent lost.
And you gotta feel sorry for that poor Republican who won his own primary and then was left high and dry by the party when all their bucks went to Lie-berman.
But I don't think any member of congress ought to feel safe enough not to worry about a primary challenger coming out of left field and knocking them out of the park (to mix baseball metaphors).