Monday, September 24, 2007

Democrats are waking up to the fact that their legislators aren't on their side

Glenn Greenwald at looks at Dianne Feinstein in the Senate today, and gives some perspective on why the Democratic Congress passes FISA, doesn't pursue impeachment (despite the March deadline I gave them) and continues to not act on Climate Change, among many, many other failures which might have surprised registered Democrats.
By very stark contrast [to Congressional Republicans], most (though certainly not all) Democrats in Congress -- particularly the most influential and longest-serving ones in the Senate like Feinstein -- have contempt for their base and share virtually none of their values. In March of last year, I had an e-mail exchange with the spokesperson for a key Democratic Senator on the Intelligence Committee regarding how bloggers and their readers could work more closely with Democratic Senators to highlight the need for the NSA lawbreaking scandal to be investigated and taken more seriously. Ultimately, they made clear that they wanted nothing to do with actual citizens who were eager to bring that situation about, as I was told.

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