Dave Lindorff: The Democrats -- There's no There There
Spineless, Tired and Uninspired...
Gas and heating oil crisis looming, while oil companies reap record profits.
Bush poll numbers hit historic low as even some Republicans abandon him as an incompetent.
Oh yeah-all this and global warming and the end of human life as we know it.
Man, if you were an opposition politician looking to make a run for Congress next years, or for president in 2008, this would be a magical time.
But where's the opposition?
The media tell us that the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 are Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Bill Richardson and maybe John Kerry. What all these people have in common is their deafening silence on all the issues of importance facing Americans and America....
Not one dared show her or his face at the record demonstration against the Iraq War held in front of the White House last weekend....
None of these "leading opposition candidates" has even taken any kind of strong stand on global warming-for example calling for a tax surcharge on low-mileage cars and trucks and strict limits on carbon emissions by power plants plus a crash program to develop alternative energy sources....
The truth is that when it comes to the Democratic Party, the purported opposition party, there is no there there. It no longer exists....
Unless someone comes forward soon with an inspired progressive agenda, it's probably time to let the Democratic Party go the way of the Whigs....
Don't you know???
They are gearing up for the "big fight". :errrr:
How dey do dat?