Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Shame! "Senate passes war-spending bill 100-0" Remember when headlines like this only came from military dictatorships and ... (oh, never mind)

Unanimity has always been seen as the symptom of a fake democracy. Even the Baathists and Stalinists liked the fig leaf of the occasional mere 98% or 99% victory.
But isn't there one person in our Senate with guts and a sense of outrage? Even if they only cast their vote as a protest against the fact that this war was started with lies, or that this bill also railroads "Real ID" into existence.
Or are they all planning their runs for President in 2008, 2012, 2016, or 2020? They wouldn't want to be painted as insufficiently bellicose in some future debate against a patriotic red-state demagogue.

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