The demonstrated power of the Democratic Leadership in the House and Senate has been disappointing, though anyone who realized the tiny margin of their majorities in both houses couldn’t have expected anything else. The Republicans could be expected to largely stick together no matter how putrid the side they were supporting, they’ve been doing it for years even as it was clear they were sending the country and the world into disaster. For Republicans politics, and power in the interest of their real goal, plunder, is literally more important than the viability of the species. And, in passing, aren’t they pulling out all the stops on the cabloids to try and smear Al Gore over the Peace Prize.
Instead of raging at Reid and Pelosi it would be good to remember what they’re up against. If you want an example, look at the minority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, a man without a shred of morality or human decency. If you haven’t heard yet, look at how low the Republican’s leader is willing to go to support Bush’s veto of SCHIP.
First, ABC News reported earlier this week that a staffer in Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) office received an email that was not intended for him. The email from a “Senate Republican leadership aideö showed the minority leader’s office was intently tracking the smear campaign well before it had gained widespread attention:
“This is a perverse distraction from the issue at hand,” said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Reid, D-Nev. “Instead of debating the merits of providing health care to children, some in GOP leadership and their right-wing friends would rather attack a 12-year-old boy and his sister who were in a horrific car accident.”
The story points out, now that his office has been outed it’s for that next line of offensiveness, the Republican slime pots on the blogs to take up the task of smearing injured children in the interest of the insurance industry. If the cabloids hold to their typical form, after the lies have been spread on the lying Republogs, they can then be supported as “being said” on behalf of the Republican party. That's known as news these days.
So, that’s what Reid and Pelosi are up against, people who control the media, have no morals and who will smear injured children to defeat the majority.