Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I Drew This, August 7, 2007

Y'all know me. And you know I'm a card-carrying Democrat, and believe our best hope for getting some good done in this country is to support the Democratic Party.

I want to stress that this cartoon, while it does express my current frustrations with the party, does not negate that.

Glenn Greenwald makes a point I can't believe even needs making, but apparently it does: this is not 2002, and Democrats have no earthly reason to fear Karl Rove accusing them of being "weak on terrorism."

We do not need to wonder or speculate about what might happen if Democrats obstruct warrantless eavesdropping legislation and Republicans are then able to make an issue of it politically. That already happened in 2006. That was Rove's whole strategy. It failed miserably, across the board. And yet the Democratic leadership just permitted, and many Democrats supported, a wild expansion of George Bush's warrantless eavesdropping powers based on a jittery fear of this already-failed tactic, if not based on actual support for these increased eavesdropping powers.

In D.C. it may still be 2002, but out here where we actually vote, it's 2007 and people hate Bush and the war. I don't see what's so hard about this.

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