They didn’t vote against Gonzales.
They didn’t vote against Roberts.
They didn’t vote against Alito.
As Keith Olbermann has pointed out, they were elected last year with one freakin’ job: Stop the War. Put the brakes on the Bush Administration’s all-or-nothing grab for power. And they’re not going to do it. Not even symbolically.
They have “compromised” on the war funding bill. This definition of “compromise” is when one side gets everything he wants and the other side gets nothing. An alternate term is “rolling over”.
Every single time they do this — and there have been many times over the past few years — they promise that they’re saving their strength for later. We hear that there will come a time in which they will be able to do more but this, now, is not that time.
Will it ever be that time?
Come Democratic primary season I’ll be remembering how the candidates voted on this one. And come November of next year, I don’t know if there will be much of a point in voting for a Democrat that simply bows to the wishes of the Republicans anyway. That’s assuming that by that time Bush hasn’t announced himself “President for Life” amid Democrats’ promises that soon, very soon, they’re going to do something about it.