Friday, June 19, 2009

We Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet

This piece by David Swanson amplifies the point I made in an earlier entry on the perfidy of all but a tiny fraction of Congressional Democrats in voting last week for “emergency” funding for the Bush – now the Obama – wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Democratic perfidy is about to get even worse. The news in recent days has been full of indications that POP (Party of Pusillanimity) “moderates” -- with Max Baucus, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, in the lead -- will ditch “the public option” in Obama’s saccharine health care “reform” proposal altogether. Just a few days ago, it looked like the worst they would do is water it down – enough to obliterate the obvious advantages of public over private provision.

Joe Kennedy is reputed to have said “show me a Republican, and I’ll show you a son of a bitch.” Times change. Now he would have to add “imbecile” to the description. Even so, Democrats are doing their best to make it the case that Republicans hang onto their Greater Evil status by a hair. “Show me a Democrat,” a later day bootlegging, skirt chasing plutocrat and pater familias might say, “…and, with only a handful of exceptions proving the rule, I’ll show you a liar and a hypocrite and a son of a bitch.” And since times change, we should also add “bitch” tout court – “with all due respect” for Nancy Pelosi and her ilk.

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