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Voters last November gave Democrats the keys to the kingdom of Washington because they wanted American soldiers out of George W. Bush's failed war in Iraq.
Instead, the Dems bent over, grabbed their ankles, let Dubya screw them into submission, and all they did to resist was scream "please sir, may I have some more?"
On Tuesday, the last remaining whiff of fading Democratic integrity vanished as Congressional leaders in both the House and Senate backed down on demands for a withdrawal timetable and caved in to Bush's belief that he has absolute authority to wage war any damn way he pleases.
Amazingly, the party with a mandate from an electorate that overwhelmingly wants this country out of Iraq went head-to-head with the most unpopular President since Herbert Hoover – and lost.
Hell, they gave in to Bush's screwing with such ease that I think they enjoyed it.
Only a fool believes promises made in a political campaign and the voters who turned out the corrupt GOP leadership foolishly expected the Democrats to stop Bush's despotic rule and restore some accountability to government.
Silly rabbits. Tricks are for politicians and the joke is on us.
We should have known the fix was in as soon as incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi took impeachment of Bush off the table. She sealed the deal by abandoning her pledge to put ethics ahead of politics and backing corrupt old-boy politician John Murtha for Majority Leader – a stupid political move voted down by other Democrats.
And we already knew not to expect much from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a bribe-taking Nevada pol beholden to any special interest with a checkbook.
Tuesday's capitulation to Bush clearly shows the Democrats weren't ready for prime time. They lack the courage of their self-proclaimed convictions and haven't shown enough competence to lead a Cub Scout pack on an overnight camping trip in the backyard, much less a Congress.
As a result of their failure, Bush's war in Iraq continues as planned. His escalation continues as planned. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, more Americans will die. Thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, more Iraqi civilians face death as well.
After five months of unremarkable control of Congress, Democrats have left America naked and vulnerable to the greatest threat to peace the world has ever known – an international terrorist named George W. Bush.
Let's hope the nation's drug stores stock up on an ample supply of KY lubricant.
We're going to need it.
Thanks to the Democrats, the rest of America will be screwed for at least another 18 months.