Molly Ivins

From Tena:

Mah fellow progressives, now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party. I don’t know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I will not be supporting Senator Clinton because: a) she has no clear stand on the war and b) Terri Schiavo and flag-burning are not issues where you reach out to the other side and try to split the difference. You want to talk about lowering abortion rates through cooperation on sex education and contraception, fine, but don’t jack with stuff that is pure rightwing firewater.

I can’t see a damn soul in D.C. except Russ Feingold who is even worth considering for President. The rest of them seem to me so poisonously in hock to this system of legalized bribery they can’t even see straight.

Look at their reaction to this Abramoff scandal. They’re talking about “a lobby reform package.” We don’t need a lobby reform package, you dimwits, we need full public financing of campaigns, and every single one of you who spends half your time whoring after special interest contributions knows it. The Abramoff scandal is a once in a lifetime gift—a perfect lesson on what’s wrong with the system being laid out for people to see. Run with it, don’t mess around with little patches, and fix the system.

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link here, and don’t you dare not read it all. It is righteous; what I’ve posted is just the wind-up.

It has taken a lot for me to finally reach this level of disgust. I’ve rolled with a lot of the punches the Democrats have thrown at us, their voter base. But the sheer amount of equivocating pussiness the Democrats have exhibited in the face of an avalanche of outrages and in the face of the avalanche of outrage from the public which wants action, just enrages me. I don’t even fucking care anymore why they are like this. They act like they have something to lose by taking a stand. In truth, they have ever so much more to lose by continuing to treat this out-of-control executive like it is a legitimate government, and making obsequious mewling noises about having a better idea.

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I have a better idea of my own: why the hell don't you Democrats in Congress stand up and make a fight for your own goddamned constitutional authority? And if you don't give a shit about that because you're already wallowing in more money than you know what to do with, just do it because you can and WE WANT YOU TO.