Thursday, June 15, 2006

Tough Talk

They talk the talk but when it comes down to it they don't walk the walk. 93-6 was the vote in the US Senate today on a resolution calling for substantive US withdrawl from Iraq by the end of the year. This is, what, the third time Congressional Democrats have backed away from taking a stand?

Oh, yeah, they'll whine about it being a Republican measure and a stunt and this and that. But I recall homosexuals taking the word "queer" and African Americans taking the word "nigger" back from their tormentors, taking ownership and then throwing back in the face of those who oppress them. Do Congressional Democrats, truly far more safe from persecution than gays or blacks, not have the courage of their convictions?

Or is this just tacit admission that while some of their constituents may agree with the "Out Now" crowd, there are enough who don't to make it electorally dangerous?

93-6. Third strike.

You're out.

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