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Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Pathetic Democratic Slouch Begins (Maybe)  

I've never been a big fan of Diane Feinstein, but over the past year or so, he stance against torture has been a shining mark in her favor.

How hard is it to have principles?  How hard is it to say unequivocally "We. Do. Not. Torture."

Before the Democrats even take the reins of power next month, the caving begins, and "special circumstances" begin being thrown around.  

Absolutely pathetic.

...edited to add, apparently Sen. Feinstein has been on a clarifying binge all day.  More here.  Still, the fact she even put the idea of softening her stance is sad.


posted by Holz | 11:26 AM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (2)


Well this makes sense - we did just spend an awful lot of money to tell us that WMD's are sure to be released - well by the end of 2013 - released somewhere in the world - or yeah they will most likely not be nuclear - scary stuff - so glad we spent money on a fancy report to tell everyone something possible that has long been a truth - and more importantly give us a reason to believe torture has a place in our role as gatekeeper


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/05/2008 9:32 AM  

This is why it's important for the netroots grassroots level democrats (you know, the public) to get involved in politics as a regular thing. Not just once every 4 years, where they say "You're hired! Come back to me in 4 years and we'll see how you've got on."

If you want them to have standards (because we all know they don't have spines) you've got to keep hounding them.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/11/2008 2:43 AM  

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