This was posted at Daily Kos by "Political Poet", Thu Mar 3rd, 2005 --
I stopped reading liberal and democratic political blogs for some time now, which doesn't mean I started reading republican sites. No, although I'm fed up by the argumentation of the democratic blog/bloggers, that doesn't mean I would go join the dark side.
Just like my friend who stayed married to a crazed a#$hole for 10 years while raising two traumatized children, democrats keep whining and discussing the same old stories without acting where they should act.
Fact is I always thought democrats were smarter, more literate, more logical in their thought process. Maybe not, or otherwise why do I read things like this at Kos (from today's diaries):
The battered wife syndrom #1
Disbelief for every act the crazed husband commits, like:
"What on earth is going on here? Alan Greenspan testified before Congress today about the supposed financial crisis..."
"Why don't Republicans want to investigate the treasonist act of outing a CIA agent? Why don't Republicans want to investigate a security breach walking around the White House in the era of 911? " (yeah, why not? Duuuuh)
The battered wife syndrom #2
Try to find something positive amid all the misery, usually something that is completely meaningless when the necessary remedy is to get rid of the husband:
"Four months after Mr. Bush won a solid re-election over Senator John Kerry, 63 percent of respondents say the president has different priorities on domestic issues than most Americans"
The battered wife sympton #3
Recount a traumatic detail or story about her husband that she has told many times before.
"Mostly along party lines, the Senate voted 59-40 Wednesday to reject a Democratic amendment ..." (Wow, first time this happened since...? Yesterday?)
"Secrets: CIA Detainee Abuses Still Unscrutinized"
(Who's in charge of the CIA now? Duuuuh?)
So what should a battered wife do? Stop whining and get rid of the husband. In that sense, the only diary of interest was the one about Conyers pushing for election reform. Why? We can't get rid of Bush, unless we find something to impeach him. But let's at least get back those lost seats in 2006.