Washington -- We can now see how utterly bankrupt the Democrats are. They are no opposition party. No opposition party worth its name would give a stealth candidate for the Religious Right like Roberts a free pass to the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a man who was against desegreation, against civil rights for blacks, against reproductive freedom. An extremist reactionary Catholic who will be the next Chief Justice.
If he is not, the Bush regime can easily prove it. By releasing all the information about him while he labored in the vineyard of extremist ultra-right-wing politics. But of course the regime refuses to do that. It refuses to release sufficient info about Roberts and demands the Democrats and U.S. Senate rubberstamp its choice. This is not what the Constitution demands of the U.S. Senate.
With Roberts' background, the burden should be on the regime to prove he is not an extremist.
But except for a handful, like Ted Kennedy and Harry Reid, most Democratic senators are all too obliging. One Democratic senator claimed he sees no reason to vote against Roberts. Well, of course not, since the White House has refused to release any info on this stealth candidate.
A dark chapter as Empire slips into the abyss. History will judge this lack of opposition harshly.
Katrina shows how far the U.S. has fallen. Category 5 hurricanes or typhoons have hit Taiwan, China, Cuba, and none of these countries have suffered the kind of devastation that New Orleans did.
Because none of these countries have allowed their levees and their basic infrastructure to deteriorate and collapse as the U.S. regime has. Yes, it is not an act of God. It is an act of Bush.
Does it take so much to understand that if you neglect your levees since the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it is an accident waiting to happen. Especially if a Category 5 hurricane materializes.
But it is the nature of the Death Society that it has other priorities. Like an insane war in Iraq that is as unwinnable and as unstrategic as Vietnam. Not only has it killed close to 2,000 American boys, not to mention maim over 15,000 more, it has also robbed Americans of their future. It is a downright crime.