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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Dem Dream, American Nightmare

If there was ever a reason for Painting the Map Red, it is this lead from New York Magazine's article, The Bush-Cheney Era Ends Here:
Democrats have a dream. They dream that they will wake up on November 8 and that West Virginia senator Robert Byrd, the 88-year-old antiwar firebrand, will be in charge of appropriating every dollar spent in Iraq. They dream that Patrick Leahy, the Vermont senator who led the effort against Samuel Alito, will be the man deciding which Bush judges get considered. They dream that a senator from South Dakota named Tim Johnson will be running the now-dormant Ethics Committee, aggressively investigating GOP lobbyists looting their way through Washington. They dream of a vote on a minimum-wage increase and public hearings on global warming. And Democrats soothe themselves to sleep every night with visions of beating six years’ worth of secrets out of the Bush administration—on pre-9/11 intelligence, the Plame affair, Katrina, Dubai Ports World, Halliburton—through the fearsome power of the subpoena.

Democrats dream that they will once again matter in Washington. In short, they dream of taking control of the United States Senate.

What a nightmare.

In case you needed another rallying point after reading that, here's one: Chuckie Schumer, as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is leading the charge. He'll be all full of pompous self-righteousness, even though a DSCC employee pled guilty to dumpster-diving and identity-stealing to put the Dems back in power.

Will it be tough? You bet, since the GOP always has one hand tied behind its back because of how strongly the media is in the Dem pocket. Lauren Weiner, the dumpster-diving identity thief on the DSCC staff, garnered just 34 global media hits on Nexis in the month she pled. 34. Globally. Yeah, that's fair, balanced and objective.

hat-tip: memeorandum
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