Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Josh Marshall notes that the Bush plan to privatize Social Security can't really move forward unless the increasingly solid wall of Democratic opposition is broken. Josh has done as much as anyone to build that wall and can take some justifiable pride in it. But on its own, it wouldn't stop the Repubs or probably even slow them down much. Remember, they're more than happy to pass bills with only Republican support. They're balking on this because they understand it looks like a stinker both as policy and as politics. If they really believed in the scheme, it would be moving forward, regardless of what the Democrats say.