Matt Taibbi, writing for Rolling Stone castrates the already flacid and impotent democratic majority in this piece about the hijack and betrayal of the peace movement by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have completed one of the most awesome political collapses since Neville Chamberlain. At long last, the Democratic leaders of Congress have publicly surrendered on the Iraq War, just one year after being swept into power with a firm mandate to end it.
Solidifying his reputation as one of the biggest pussies in U.S. political history, , Reid explained his decision to refocus his party’s energies on topics other than ending the war…
The details are almost irrelevent. We have all watched in horror as the Dems have caved in to every single funding demand, delayed on FISA immunity, folded on impeachment hearings and sold the people who voted them into the majority down the river.
Before the 2006 elections, Democrats told us we could expect more specifics on their war plans after Election Day. Nearly two years have passed since then, and now they are once again telling us to wait until after an election to see real action to stop the war. In the meantime, of course, we’re to remember that they’re the good guys, the Republicans are the real enemy, and, well, go Hillary! Semper fi! Yay, team!
How much of this bullshit are we going to take? How long are we supposed to give the Reids and Pelosis and Hillarys of the world credit for wanting, deep down in their moldy hearts, to do the right thing?
Look, fuck your hearts, OK? Just get it done. Because if you don’t, sooner or later this con is going to run dry. It may not be in ’08, but it’ll be soon. Even Americans can’t be fooled forever.