Where are the Gordon Smith's in the Democratic Party? Where are the conviction politicians willing to spend political capital to lead a citizenry which has decided overwhelmingly that this war is crazy? Where are the institutions of media power with the courage to say the emperor has no cowboy boots, no jeans, no garments at all — just a hideous, stubborn smirk that is literally making this country ill and squandering our reputation around the globe?There's Dennis Kucinich, and needless to say, he ain't gonna bring the boys back home. The above quote is from Terry Michael, via Nick Gillespie at Reason.
The Democrats were a lousy gang of piss-drinking submission fetishists when they were out of power, and now that they're in power, they still get off to the warm splash and the sexy feeling of the leather boot pressing down on the small of their back. In their most forceful moments, they manage only to imitate Bartleby the Scrivener: to every task the same response: "I would prefer not to." You can primally scream all you want, in other words, but in the end there is only one solution. Abandon them. Let the police drag the crazy bitches off. Watch them slowly starve to death, and be left forever wondering just what it was exactly that would cause such strangeness, such passive self-destruction in a man.