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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Filibuster fallacy

When the Republicans removed Habeas Corpus last year, the Democrats did not filibuster. When the Democrats tried to restore Habeas Corpus this week, the Republicans merely threatened to filibuster, and the Democrats backed down. They should have forced the Republicans to use the stalling tactic.

One theory is that the lawmakers’ lives are threatened. While that would explain their behavior, I don’t think that’s it. I think the Democrats are thoroughly corrupted by big money, as shown at fec.gov.


At Mon Sep 24, 02:49:00 AM CDT, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

The Democrats when they won the midterm, hoped to win on anti-Bush, not with an antiwar mandate.

At Thu Oct 18, 06:51:00 PM CDT, Blogger Ted Wong said...

The sad truth is that not enough people care enough to mobilize against the war. I work at a university and I walk around campus each day and students are strolling about as if they are in a bubble (they are).
The reason nobody in congress wants a draft is because they know that that will surely bring about the end of the war. The politicos want this war to go on because 1) they want to mess up the islamic world as much as possible. 2) They want to keep our presence in there so we can have their oil when the Saudis run dry and to have leverage over China whose energy demands are spiraling out of control.

At Fri Oct 19, 04:04:00 PM CDT, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

Thanks, Ted. Keep telling it like it is. The revolution will not be televised.


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