The president is a compulsive liar and criminal; the vp declassifies CIA info on undercover ops for political retribution and shoots a man while under the influence; Katrina; Iraq; Iran; Abramoff; Libby; glacial melting; Alito's confirmed with no filibuster; I needn't go on.
A recent BBC survey on views of other nations found the US ranked more negatively than positively and finishing just above Iran (worldpublicopinion.org), and I personally agree with the ranking.
Why aren't millions of American people in the streets with pitchforks and torches demanding change, and more importantly, WHY ISN'T THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP LEADING THE MARCH?
Bob Burnett blogs about "Searching for the Democrats - The Leadership Issue" on the Huffington Post, and the question has been analyzed at length in the liberal blogosphere in regards to now-former Ohio candidate Hackett and whether he was swiftboated by fellow Dems.
I get so frustrated I could scream. As is often the case, Molly Ivins speaks brilliantly when I cannot:
What kind of courage does it take, for mercy's sake? The majority of the American people (55 percent) think the war in Iraq is a mistake and that we should get out. The majority (86 percent) of the American people favor raising the minimum wage. The majority of the American people (60 percent) favor repealing President Bush's tax cuts, or at least those that go only to the rich.
The majority (77 percent) think we should do "whatever it takes" to protect the environment. The majority (87 percent) think big oil companies are gouging consumers and would support a windfall profits tax. That is the center, you fools. WHO ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
Do not sit there cowering and pretending that the only way to win is as Republican-lite. If the Washington-based party can't get up and fight, we'll find someone who can.
Some days, I lose hope or maybe just patience. If the Dems can't be bold, come together, and kick these soul-less weasels out now when conditions couldn't be more appropriate, is there reason for hope?