Saturday, April 01, 2006

Frustrated with Failures

(I’ll post more photos tomorrow but right now there is something else on my mind.)

Thank you Democrat senators for absolutely nothing! Where the hell were you yesterday when the censure hearing was going on? What was more important to you than protecting Americans rights? You do work for Americans, you know? Senator Kennedy, where were you? Where were all of you? Senator Feingold and Senator Leahy were present and we won’t forget they were. We also won’t forget the rest of you were not. Did you think it was too risky to show that you give a damn about our right to privacy? Big mistake there folks.

The Republicans say that the message of the hearing was that if you don’t keep Republicans at the wheel, this is what is going to happen. The Democrats will try to impeach bush in a time of war. Well, with an overall approval rating of less than 40% maybe the American people don’t think that impeaching bush is such a bad idea. The Republicans ask what kind of message would it send to the world if we impeach the president during a time of war. The Democrats should reply, what kind of message did this war send to the world?

So why are any senators protecting this miserable incompetent administration? They have bungled every damned thing they have touched. Nothing has been accomplished, because nothing they’ve ever started has been successfully completed. They just go from one project to another, leaving the previous project in shambles as they begin the next. The list of failures is too long and too familiar to even bother to list. The newest shiny thing is immigration. Will they find a solution to that problem? No they won’t but it’s supposed to take the public’s eye off their last dismal failure.

So again, thanks for doing absolutely nothing for us, Democratic senators. Too bad you are so much into politics and so little into the American people. Our country has never needed you more and I can’t remember a time you have given us less. You had your chance and you turned your back on us. We’ll keep that in mind. While you tried to cover your political asses by ignoring Senator Feingold’s effort, we saw you for what you really are. You are just run of the mill politicians. Sadly you are not statesmen and women. You showed yourselves to be unworthy of our confidence and surely unworthy of our support.

Please ask yourselves what message your absence from the hearing sent to our country. Either you are protecting the president or protecting your political selves. Neither is worthy of such protection. We would rather see you protect the Constitution and American rights. That’s what we elected you to do and yesterday you failed us and you failed our country.

(just found out that Russ Feingold will be appearing on "Fox News Sunday" this weekend)


Blogger a rose is a rose said...

welcome back!

and i've written to one of my senators (dodd NOT lieberman) on this very same subject.

April 01, 2006 5:53 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

Ahmen PoP..great post.
I'm frustrated as hell at all those gutless weinies!
You'd think they would at least give a damn about their own branch of government...but alas....they have no balls.

April 01, 2006 6:27 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Heavy sigh.

April 01, 2006 6:53 AM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Well said, PoP. I'm mailing your statement off to Boxer and her completely useless partner, Frankenstein as you read this. Excellent post. Looks like it's Feingold / Leahy in '08 for me.

April 01, 2006 7:46 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

Because they all are pussilient selfish, moronic, perfidious, plutocratic, self-serving, wimp-assed, cringing, pea-brained, cutthroat, back-stabbing, narcissistic, fraudulent, lying-ass pansies.

April 01, 2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Not only were the Democrats on the committee missing but the key witnesses against the proposal were former Democratic appointees. Ironically, the proponents of the censure on the panel were former Republicans, John Dean and John Fein.

April 01, 2006 9:09 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

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April 01, 2006 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Michael Miller said...

May I suggest avoiding any contributions to the Democratic Party itself? They might allocate funds in a manner you wouldn't like.

Molly Ivins suggested in a recent article: "We can raise our own money on the Internet, and we know it. ... So let’s go find a good candidate early and organize the shit out of our side."

She was talking about the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party; if we pick one early enough, we can just go ahead and organize the shit out of getting him or her elected.

This applies at the congressional level too. We from various scattered states agree that person "X" running in state "Y" deserves the job, and we insert ourselves into the race.

It's already happening, of course, but it's worth thinking about in the emerging context of a Democratic Party that needs to be returned to the people.

April 01, 2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Really quite the bunch of cowards, aren't they? Welcome back!

April 01, 2006 2:57 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Michael, none of my money will go to the party. My money will go directly to the candidate of my choice. When the Dems stand up, I'll stand down with my little opinion.

April 01, 2006 3:45 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Well said POP! Ditto and bravo.

April 01, 2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Running for the border prehaps? This immigration issue is taking up to much space. Just give the Repugs enough rope to hang themselves and be done with it.

April 01, 2006 6:32 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

I've written and written and called and called. Even Boxer isn't as dependable as she once was and my Demo Congressman has disappointed me more than once.

Thanks for your comment on granny.

I was a supporter of Diane Feinstein when she was mayor of SF (I lived there during the assassinations and after) but she is hardly recognizable these days.

She's better than the alternative I suppose but I'm not happy lately.

(also writing on

April 01, 2006 11:24 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I agree, very few of the Dems in the Senate have much of a spine.

Nonetheless, I'll vote for Dem candidates, and may contribute to those who are running against incumbent GOP members of the House and Senate. That means... sigh... that I will likely be contributing to the Democratic Party.

While I can't get enthused about the people "leading" the party at this moment, I desperately want to see the Democrats controlling at least the House after November 2006.

Bush likes to talk lately about how he is spending his political capital... Well, if you ask me, he never has really had very much of it. If the GOP doesn't control the House any more, he will have NONE. I will do whatever I can to help make sure Bush knows the true meaning of the words "lame duck" about seven months from now!

I really am not a "party uber alles" kind of person, but I abhor the current GOP "leadership" so much that if I have money to spare, the Democrats will probably get some... even if the ones in the Senate are mostly wusses.

April 01, 2006 11:32 PM  
Blogger Worried said...

Well said, PoP, well said!!

April 02, 2006 12:22 AM  
Blogger Nash said...

The problem with the Democrats is that they have no longer have an ideology. As the conservatives increased their influence over the past 25 years, the Democrats have given up one core belief after another.

They ceased to care about the poor. They supported every initiative of big business while turning their backs on labor unions. They pump trillions into military spending, while letting our public education system slide into third-world status. The Democrats have become a conservative party while the Republicans have become a fascist party.

Now that the conservative agenda is wrecking the country, neither party knows what to do.

April 02, 2006 8:29 AM  
Blogger Comandante Agí said...

After the 2004 election I pledged that I would never vote Democrat again. My giving up on the Democratic party is only fair, because they gave up on the ideals of this country a long time ago...

April 02, 2006 8:31 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

"Ditto and brava!" times two.

April 02, 2006 11:24 AM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Democrats are too afraid to upset the sensibilities of people like
Annie Angel

she's wacked

April 02, 2006 1:53 PM  
Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

I heartily the spineless Democratic bastards out (and replace them with superior Republican models!)

April 02, 2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...


by superior you mean more corrupt and fiscally reckless than Democrats? Or by superior to you mean more authoritative?

April 02, 2006 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Jake the Snake said...

Please, God, just make the voices in Bush's head go away.

April 02, 2006 5:14 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

fuckin' A ... I voted green ... in a state where it was gonna go dem no matter what so I didn't have to face the dilemma ... I think a lot more people will go green if this shit keeps up and if somehow ... somehow ... the word can get to the masses ...

April 02, 2006 6:36 PM  
Blogger thepoetryman said...

Sadness will envelope this country, as will the vest of tyranny, if we do not end this, our apathy...

April 02, 2006 7:54 PM  
Blogger Lily said...

Welcome back POP!!!! I agree with Glenda and lovew that she used our word 'pussiliency" (the google campaign)

Feingold is the better of the bunch, thats for sure. But they all need to get their acts together. The rifts they are causing won't help.

April 02, 2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Glad you are back and ready to fight the good fight.

April 03, 2006 1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Republicans ask what kind of message would it send to the world if we impeach the president during a time of war.

That there are still sane people here?

- oddjob

April 07, 2006 4:34 PM  

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