The Center for Constitutional Rights issued this today:
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
This really is awful and it's beyond Bush awful. Bush didn't get this far. But the whole "We love you Bambi, you make us feel so good [as you strip away the Constitution]" b.s. is why we're screwed as a country.
I think when Barack got the nomination, our country crossed over to an area it will not soon recover from. That's because (a) Hillary had more votes (check it out, it's true, the caucus system over-awarded delegates), (b) the 'rules' committee stripped Hillary of votes she earned (and gave votes to Barack that he didn't, he wasn't on the ballot in Michigan by choice -- he used that with Iowa voters, remember) and (c) Nancy Pelosi refused to allow the floor vote to take place at the convention (she stopped it just as a few members of her state had voted).
The whole thing reeked of voter disenfranchisement. You know, what we screamed about happening in 2000.
But when they gifted Barack with the nomination, what the Democratic Party really demonstrated was that if Gore v. Bush had gone the other way and Gore had gotten less votes, they wouldn't have given a damn. The selective outrage was only because it motivated people.
2008 really drove home what fakes my party was and is.
I don't think they can disappoint me ever as much as they did that year.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"