All that he wants
After the November elections, I was informed by any number of optimistic friends that, ah hah! now things will be different. Just you wait. This after several Democrats had voted for the egregious Military Commissions Act that, among other awful provisions, stripped habeas corpus from Guantanamo detainees. This, went the conventional wisdom regarding the Democrats, was a political calculation designed to help them in the elections. Don't worry, once in the majority, all these terrible, terrible laws, secret programs and Bush's unchecked war would be addressed, and in no uncertain terms.
We're all still waiting.
Without need of resorting to my own blather about the Democrats caving on the Iraq war funding bill, Olbermann delivers the righteous message to the lily-livered Democrats and their weak, pathetic, inept handling of this issue. One wonders just what the Democrats think they are doing with the majority now. Despite the posturing and weeks of tossing about by Democrats, the "results" speak to a simple reality that control of Congress is immaterial to Bush getting what he wants, regardless of the fact that 70% of the country firmly demand that he stop getting it.
Are the Democrats at all aware of just how craven they appear?