The style book here at Who Is IOZ? typically demands that we wrap our ad hominems in wordy, literary hoo-de-doo, but sometimes you've just got to ask: Lady, are you really this fucking dumb?
Obviously, I'm not the only one who can't for the life of me figure out why the congress is doing this.To which we reply, no, dear. You are the only one: the only breathing creature left on this hurtling ball of rock, water, and bad karma to fail to grasp that the Democrats, just like the Republicans, keep voting to increase the powers of government and of the Executive in particular because they believe in and desire a more powerful and ubiquitous government and a more powerful executive in particular.
And what's particularly delicious is that your Hillary Clintons and your Barack Obamas and your Democratic Congresscreatures all see the plain future of 2008, in which yawning fools like Digby and chirping careerists like Markos Moulitas and a whole passel of other Netrootsian Democrats, all of whom are ever and always along for the ride, doing their damndest to put a Democrat in charge of it all! They're front-loading everything and the kitchen sink into the swollen gift-bag of Executive power so that the Clinton dynasty can expand magisterially into its role and worry about important things, like new rugs and china. The Democratic candidates all understand that they could rape babies in Times Square, and Glenn Greenwald would write a post about how the George W. Bush administration has done unprecedented damage to the convention against baby rape; Digby would write a post beginning with "I can't for the life of me figure out . . ."; Atrios would write a one-sentence post that says, "Remind me why we're raping babies again?"; FireDogLake would ignore the baby raping to live-blog "Joseph Wilson has totally hot sex with his hot wife"; DailyKos would explain to us how electing John McNobody in the Million-and-First district of rural Northern California will prove that Joe Lieberman is a bad man; the folks over at The Poor Man will blame it on "The New Naderism"; Lawyers, Guns, and Money will explain that Libertarians R Stoopid; and Josh Marshall will surprise us by pointing out that this one Republican, he totally, like, lied one time, and we can prove it!
If I might crib shamelessly from the Progblog book of stock phraseology: These are not serious people. I mean, who has to goose-step down fucking Main Street before they understand that there are no Democrats; there are no Republicans. There's only the government, and it's not your friend.