Kinsley in today's WaPo.
"...it would be preposterous to claim that Caroline Kennedy could never get to be a senator except by appointment. In fact, it is precisely the fear that she would be a formidable candidate, likely to be elected again and again, that is driving Republicans to gin up a phony issue and bully New York Gov. David Patterson out of appointing her."
Republican are all about ginning up phony issues aren't they? Take for instance the word "communism" and the demonizing of the word "liberal" which is intended to rouse the ignorant American populace living mostly in those "red" states. The fact of matter is, there is no such thing as communism in a democracy.
Now, it didn't help that Caroline Kennedy went on stage looking like a star struck beauty queen, which is the very footage our corporate owned media loves to run over an over again in compliance with a corporate owned agenda. It should be Caroline's first lesson on public appearences and what the nations corporate owned media will take absolute advantage of every single time. The kind of lesson that Gov. Howard Dean learned far too late in his presidential bid. Having said that, it would be nice if we had more Senators like Russ Feingold and Edward Kennedy in US Senate because such liberal representatives tend to fight against corporate control of American which is something American desperately needs right now.
The Bush Administration was so vastly corrupt, such an organized, syndicated criminal apparatus that many Americans were truly shocked at what they were witnessing in the last eight years that caused many voters to leave the party. The Iraq war was a complete lie, a war over control of oil for Western oil companies exclusively, that NEVER had anything to do with WMD, democracy in Iraq or even terrorist in Iraq. The Republicans would like nothing better than to override the framers words of old and the neo-cons have nothing in common with the following words and most red state ignorant Republican voters don’t even understand the words anyway and have never contemplate what they actually mean to US citizens.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
It is one thing to talk about "spineless" Democrats but Democrats in congress were spineless in large part to due to our spineless press, TV news media and a pack of self-serving spineless, so-called journalist who wouldn't dream of backing up the truth with truth driven articles because of fear of their corporate owned bosses. So I believe it is time to break up these monolithic corporate entities in the US because they are destroying our democracy with lies, fear dissemination and gross misinformation to the American people through the buying of our govenment. The monolithic banks, the monotlithic oil companies, the monothlithic telecoms and monothlithic media should be downsized and re-regulated which of course, would put today's Republican Party out of business, but it is a corrupt apparatus that needs rebuilding anyway, having no moral or consertative etiquette to speak off within it's organization. The voter need not look any futher than Bush's unbid contractors to see what the Republican has become, a party that belongs body and soul to corruption of the worse kind, that has no interest in the rights of American citizens and every interest in destroying those rights.