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Congressional Democrats Continue Silence on Kangaroo Courts

On Friday, I noted that not one single member of the Democratic Party in either house of Congress had stuck his or her neck out to issue a statement criticizing President Obama’s decision to reinstate the separate-and-unequal system of military tribunal show trials created under George W. Bush. Although the scheme is profoundly unconstitutional and unjust, congressional Democrats haven’t criticized it. They’ve put partisan loyalty to their political party ahead of principle.

blind democratic donkeyTo be fair, when I looked, it was the same day that Obama had made his pronouncement about creating military tribunals. Perhaps the Democrats simply hadn’t had enough time to write their responses.

Today, I looked again. I searched the online offices of all the most celebrated “progressive” members of the House and Senate. Though they’ve had three days now to review, reflect upon and react to the military tribunal announcement, none of them have dared to challenge it. They’re not talking about it at all. They’re just pretending that it doesn’t exist, that they can’t see it at all.

The Democrats in Congress are now standing,shoulder to shoulder, with the President to support an authoritarian measure that Democrats widely opposed when it was George W. Bush who promoted it.

How does this qualify as the change we were promised during the election of 2008? All I see is a change of faces. The rotten policies begun under the Republicans remain the same.

4 thoughts on “Congressional Democrats Continue Silence on Kangaroo Courts”

  1. qs says:

    Dem party seems like a party of professional politicians. Goal is to be reelected and eventually become a lobbyist.

  2. Tom says:

    qs: Disbarment is the taking away of ones law license for not living up to the ethical standards of the profession.

    We the sheeple are getting a real lesson in the way “democracy” “works” now that the financial industry fell down on the job. Not only are they robbing our future of any sustainable growth by throwing our taxes at insolvent institutions, but they’re also practically guaranteeing we go the way of Zimbabwe with the printing of trillions of dollars of fiat money (money with nothing of value behind it, “paper”). The Obama extension of the Bush policies in this regard are a sure sign that the election was a sham, that the government is basically a tool of our corporations, and that our politicians get their policy orders from them.

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