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Lost in all of the frenzied coverage of PredatorGate is one fundamental reality: one young page and one courageous journalist have inflicted more damage on the Republicans in only six days than two-hundred plus Democrats in Congress have inflicted in six years.

How pathetic is that? What does that tell us about the Democratic Party in this age of massive Republican deceit and treachery?

The Republican leadership is in meltdown and Republicans all over the country are in panic mode. Why? Because 2 Americans, count 'em, 2 Americans told the ugly truth about a powerful Republican and backed it up with the facts.

Brian Ross of ABC, and a young page who may not even be old enough to vote yet, may have saved American democracy.

Peeking out from behind a page and a skinny reporter, some Democrats have momentarily expressed outrage and have even run a few ads asking for an explanation from Republicans.

I'm not impressed. There's no reason I should be.

Tell the truth, Democrats. Every Republican in Congress has been obstructing justice for six years and lying about it. Obstruction of justice is a CRIME. They are lying criminals.

Say so. It's the truth.

Stop trotting out carefully phrased euphemisms. Stop behaving like moral cowards and start acting like leaders.

Do you believe in Constitutional democracy? Do your oaths of office mean anything at all to you? Will you fight to defend the Constitution and the rule of law with the same urgency and passion and tireless determination Netroots activists have?

One page and one journalist have the Republican Party dazed and on the ropes. Throw the knockout punch, Democrats. Do it now.

Originally posted to Rusty1776 on Thu Oct 05, 2006 at 11:39 AM PDT.

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  •  To be fair (2+ / 0-)
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    kraant, henna218

    this has done more damage than Bob Woodward, assorted retired generals, Colin Powell, and the National Intelligence Estimate.  This says more about the American people and the American Media than it does the Democratic Party (although certainly it could be doing a better job). The wingnuts are obsessed with sex, particularly homosexual sex.  It is the only thing that can a Republican can do that will outrage them.

    "He had, in fact, got everything from the church and Sunday School, except, perhaps, any longing whatever for decency and kindness and reason." Elmer Gantry

    by MadRuth on Thu Oct 05, 2006 at 12:15:38 PM PDT

    •  Very few people are free of blame, but the (0+ / 0-)

      media has been an absolute disgrace and Republicans are truly sick people. I've been a Democrat and have defended them all my life, but my patience with them is wearing very thin.

  •  What I find truly pathetic (0+ / 0-)

    is that it's taken this long. I'm appalled that journalists, or at least their employers, were at least as craven and complicit as any of the comfortable Democrats in Congress. The cowardice of the Democrats doesn't surprise me except in degree and how they took to it like a penguin to an ice floe. Journalism has a long uphill battle to regain its credibility. This is not an example of excellent journalism; it fell into the media's lap.

    I agree though. Tactically, all the Democrats have to do is not fuck up. Just be marginally honest and launch some solid, well-founded criticisms of the GOP. The Republicans have fortified themselves in a towering sand castle, decorated with seashells like family values, homophobia, and fear. But the tide is coming in.

    If I want your pity I'll take it from you by force.

    by Alfred E Qaeda on Thu Oct 05, 2006 at 12:25:04 PM PDT

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