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  •  Ideally, what should happen now is (5+ / 0-)
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    rabel, bree, greenearth, SherriG, armadillo

    for the media to pounce on this, congressional Democrats to insist on investigating this, and for the public to become enraged over this. And, perhaps, for public figures on the right and left, especially legal experts and former judges and politicians, to cry foul play for all to hear. Thus forcing congress to investigate and perhaps even the DoJ to re-initiate the investigation, this time with vigor.

    Of course, none of this is likely to happen, if the past is any indication of how this will play out in reality. So, once again, yet another pressing issue will have to await the Democratic re-taking of the house and/or senate this year for it to be dealt with properly. And even then, with so much on its plate and at best holding razor thin majorities, there's only so much that even a Democratically controlled house AND senate will be likely or able to investigate.

    All the more reason to invest as much of our time and energy this year into assuring not only a Democratic takeover of the house and senate, but by the widest possible margins. We can (and should) cry bloody murder and try to get congress to block as much as this as we can in the meantime, but until we're back in charge--and by a healthy margin--there's only so much we can honestly expect to happen.

    It took the right 40 years to get to where it is right now--ALL of this is part of an overall long-term plan on its part--and we're not going to overthrow it and reverse its many abuses overnight. This is going to be a decades-long effort, with no time to ease up. While we try to block BushCo for now as best we can and work towards a retaking of congress this fall, we have to also work towards ever-larger majorities in '08 and beyond (and undo much of the GOP's horrible redistricting after '10).

    Let's roll...

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

    by kovie on Wed May 10, 2006 at 07:15:08 PM PDT

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