In my last writing I explained how courageously the Democrats have been when facing up to the deficits and the tax cuts for the super rich (top 1%) Americans. (link) To underscore their bravery, the Democratic leadership is now standing down on their promise to end Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell. (link)
Is there anybody who really thinks the Democrats stand for what is right? Do the Democrats really wonder why people didn’t rush out and enthusiastically vote for them in the last election? How many promises do they have to break before they understand that it’s not the way to get people to vote for them? Do they think if they move far enough to the right that the Republicans will stop attacking them and that conservatives will vote for them?
So the Democrats dropped the repeal of the tax cuts for the rich and have guaranteed future deficits. Now it’s the rights of gays and lesbians in our armed services that they have abandoned. They are also keeping detainees and torturing innocents at Gitmo (and other U.S. detention facilities around the world) and continuing rendition practices (kidnapping terrorist suspects to countries that torture) of the Bush administration. Then there is the expansion of the hit squads the United States sends overseas and the escalation of the Afghan war. And they want my vote?
It seems that the main motivation for such cowardly acts by the Democrats is that they are afraid of the name-calling that would ensue from the right if they dare stand on principle. There is the more frightening conclusion one could make about the Obama White House and most Democrats in Congress: they just don’t give a damn about rights or economic solvency, that they care more about getting elected and not upsetting their campaign donors and corporate patrons.
Democrats on the whole are worthless cowards and their losses in Congress make little difference to America. Vote locally; screw the rest.