Thursday, November 27, 2003

THIS MAKES ME REALLY MAD. Not too many things are capable of making me angry, but this is one of them. For those of you who get the Washington Post, check out Robert Novak's column on A43 of Today's issue. I would link it, but it doesn't seem to be on
The column details how the President and other Republican leaders tried to strong-arm Republican dissenters into supporting the Medicare bill. Novak reports that (R-Mich) Nick Smith was offered bribes and direct threats concerning his son's campaign--other Republicans were threatened that voting what they thought was right would cost them their political careers. From what I hear and read, this Medicare bill seems pretty terrible--but I am far more concerned about the grotesque distortion of the democratic process...THESE are the people who are supposed to be spreading the light of democracy around the world!
let us all give thanks today that the election year is fast approaching, and that even Republican majorities in boht houses can't change that. thanks for the democracy we still have left. amen.