Sunday, August 05, 2007
Democrats Cave: 41 Dems Vote With Republicans To Pass Bush Domestic Spying Plan...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., seated, left, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, after signing homeland security legislation, which now goes to the White House for President Bush's signature. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., standing, left, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., standing, right, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., seated, right, join the Speaker. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
.... for it implied that the Democratic elite were actually opposed to the essence of Bush's authoritarian/corporatist/militarist agenda, and were somehow acting against their will in surrendering to Bush time and again during the past six years. As the reader noted, drawing on Arthur Silber's analysis (more on this below), the Democrats "are not spineless or weak. Nobody pushes them to do what they don't want (no matter how much the Digbys would like to explain away their actions that way.). They're completely corrupt and fully, volitionally complicit."