Sunday, April 1, 2007

What is it About Democrats that keep normal rules from applying?

A series of recent articles by such concerned trolls like Johnny the Pod Person (hat tip to Crooks and Liars):

    By John Podhoretz
    March 30, 2007

    In pursuit of a short-term political benefit, Democrats are in danger of establishing a ruinous new standard in American politics - one they'll come to regret and rue when they take the White House again.

and occasional honest reporters (who knew?) like Goldstein and Eggen:

    About one-third of the nearly four dozen U.S. attorney's jobs that have changed hands since President Bush began his second term have been filled by the White House and the Justice Department with trusted administration insiders.
tie hand in hand with the following from Olbermanns Show Countdown (video only, transcript not yet available). Speaking to Constitutional law Professor Jonathan Turley; Mr. O cuts through the noise and gets to that which must not be named by the Lapdog press:

Olbermann: Does it seem as if most of these scandals surrounding this Administration...have the underling theme of Karl Rove attempting to use the resources of the Federal Government To insure his dream of a permanent Republican Majority?
Turley: Well there is no question that that was what he was planning to do, and had at least one meeting a week for the last seven years to do that. That's the thread that...ties this Justice Department Scandal together...It was a concerted effort to put their people in and SCREW THE DEMOCRATS (emphasis mine).

They broke all precedent and started to bring voter fraud indictments just before the election to make it seem like the Democrats were the corrupt party...almost always in swing states. The prosecutors fired, with only one exception, all came from swing states.
Okay, anyone who does not drink the Koolaid or work for the 500 knows that this is true. Digby and Wolcott have covered it. Hell, the operatives of the Movement Conservatives thought they had achieved it after the D's lost in Nov 2004:

Many wonder what it will take to restore social civility to Washington...Republican Grover Norquist..proffered a solution, telling us that Democrats must accept the finality of their powerlessness.

"...Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans. Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant, but when they've been fixed, then they are happy and sedate..."
What drives your old Sarge nuts is Republican and Mainstream anger when the Democrats insist on exercising the power they received from winning the election of '06. From Commander Codpiece down to the Con Mouthpieces and their enablers, these crazy bastards think that ANY attempt to restore the rule of law and document an accurate history of the last 6 years is bad. For the good of the Country the Democrats should just ignore all the laws that were broken, the politicizing of ALL areas of government and most significant; the machinations of Rove and his attempts to F*ck them over. Just be content with majority status and let bygones be bygones.

Has the entire planet gone crazy? Maybe IOKIYAR is a physical law rather then an amusing acronym. I mean, no D, I or R actually believes the D's will just let it go. No one is that stupid.

Okay I was wrong. The NYT almost makes me believe that:

    ...Whatever the immediate objective, Mr. Rove seems focused on one overarching goal: creating a permanent Republican majority, even if that means politicizing every aspect of the White House and subverting the governmental functions of the executive branch.

Once again WaPO's Johnny the Wise (remember him) repeats the canard that all this investigation is "politically risky":
    Democrats To Widen Conflict With Bush

    Some on Both Sides See Plans as Risky
    By Jonathan Weisman
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Monday, April 2, 2007; Page A01

    "I suppose there's always a risk of going too far," said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), "but the risk of not going is far greater."
    Leon E. Panetta, who was a top White House aide when President Bill Clinton pulled himself off the mat through repeated confrontations with Congress, sees the same risk...Panetta said. "If they go into total confrontation mode on these other things, where they just pass bills and the president vetoes them, that's a recipe for losing seats in the next election."
Committee to Reclaim Americas Principles (CRAP). When the opposition and their lapdogs give you friendly advice to "help you" with the next election, hang on to your wallets. Digby sums up this patronizing Bullsh*t.

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