Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Democrats are leading us where?

The news today is just full of tidbits that are worth a comment or so.

To begin with:

It appears that the Democratic Primary is over. Clinton has raised $26 Million this quarter and has another $10 million from here Senate campaign. She bought out the Governor of the first state, Iowa. Vilsack dropped out and has now endorsed Clinton. Her goal seems to be to tap out all of the Democratic funding sources and leave nothing for anyone else.

Nancy Pelosi is in Israel, re-committing the US to unqualified support of Israel. After that, I wonder how much attention the Arab countries will give her on this visit. From Joshua Frank:
"There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza," Pelosi said as she rallied AIPAC loyalists. "This is absolute nonsense. In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been: it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist."
Now, she goes forward, not as a spokesperson for the US, but visits Syria to lobby for Israel. Of course, Tom Lantos is along to ensure the AIPAC that she won't step out of line.

You might have expected all of this, but the quirky thing that got me was on that famous bastion of the progressive Democrats, dailyKos, where they are now featuring a Chevron Ad on their front page. If they are serious about global warming, maybe an ad for someone who is doing something about it, but Chevron????


Lisa said...

Medea Benjamin says she feels like a battered wife with the Democratic Party as the husband.

Her speech to the PDA is up on youtube.

I'll site the website I read it on first:

Wes said...

So, we are left with a group of Democrats to support. Every name I have heard recently (Kucinich, McKinney, even Gore) are all Democrats and will stay that way.

If the choice is between supporting Israel as a Democrat or supporting Israel as a Republican, then we have not choice.

If the choice is to grow corn for John McCain's ethanol proposal or to grow it for Obama's ethanol proposal, we have no choice.

Such a dance.