Posted by: Rick | Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Democratic Senate “Centrists”: Worse Than Republicans

From Chris Bowers at Open Left:

Of all the various blocs and gangs that have been formed in Congress this year, Senators Bayh, Conrad, Feinstein, Lieberman and Warner have managed to form the most regressive one yet.  Currently, these five Democrats are demanding that Speaker Pelosi hand over all relevant Congressional power to an independent commission that will be allowed to slash and partially privatize Social Security and Medicare, or else they will allow the United States to default on its debt.

Bowers recommends calling their bluff, and he’s right.  Voters ought to know that the alleged “center” in the Democratic Party is nothing more than a haven for would-be right-wingers who despise the middle class as much as any corporate Republican does but who lack the intestinal fortitude to make it in a GOP terrorized by cultural conservatives. 

To demonstrate their “independence” Democratic centrists periodically get up on their hind legs to wail about “fiscal responsibility”, even as they threaten to kill a public option on health care that might actually save the taxpayers some money.  These pathological hypocrites know full well that the mainstream media — which has always been contemptuous of the poor dumb bastards in this country who depend on Social Security and Medicare to stay out of the gutter — will dutifully go forth and praise their “courage” and “wisdom” till us liberals want to puke.

I ask you: When is this political scam going to end?

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