Mother Davis wipes a piece of apple pie from her chin as she writes,
America’s priorities were exposed in their sorry superficiality in the reaction of Congress yesterday to the news that professional baseball player Sammy Sosa tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs six years ago. Edolphus Towns, chair of the House Government Oversight Committee, announced that he would consider initiating legal action against Sosa right away. Investigators working for the committee have already begun an inquiry.
Compare that to the speed with which H.R. 104, introduced by John Conyers has progressed. It’s been almost half a year now since the legislation, which would establish a a national commission on George W. Bush’s abuse of presidential powers, was introduced to the House of Representatives. Since that time, it has advanced not one bit. The House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties has been sitting on the Conyers bill the whole time, doing nothing about it.
Break the rules of baseball, and the Democrats in Congress will be on the job right away. Violate the Constitution, and the Democrats in Congress pretend nothing happened.
Imagine how it might be different if there was a true progressive majority in Congress, led by the Green Party, rather than the pseudo-progressive Democratic majority we have now.
Realizing she’s lost track of the score,