Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wackmob Netters Start to Eat Their Own

The wackmob is unhappy. As they should be. Pelosi and Reid haven't delivered. Anything, let alone any progressive legislation.
OpenLeft directs netroots fire at conservative Democrats
And so, you may have noticed a lot of chatter about ‘Bush Dog’
Democrats over the past few days. That’s not an accident. We’ve been working to
identify the group of conservative Democrats in the House who are holding back
progressives from being able to effectively govern. These are concentrated in
two main caucuses, the Blue Dog Caucus and the New Democrat caucuses. Blue Dogs consider themselves heirs to the Southern conservative wing of the party, and tend to vote for socially restrictive policies and a hawkish foreign

Holding progressives from being able to effectively govern? The stench from that statement could knock a buzzard off a crap wagon at 50 yards.

Outside of the progressive policy concerning the War On Terror, which is cut and run and love your local terrorist, many people aren't aware of the Progressive Caucus in Congress or what the Progressive agenda is.

Here is a sampling:
oppose the continued increase in prison construction on the State
and Federal levels. We demand a five year moratorium on prison building, and the
transfer of all earmarked prison funds into education and community

Social transformation is impossible
without a strong labor movement.

We support continued cross-border labor organizing, and the addition
of social clauses to NAFTA, GATT, ITO and other trade

Of all the attacks on working people by the Contract With America, the radical downsizng of an already meager system of social welfare programs and public goods has had the most immediate impact on our lives.

We reject the scapegoting of immigrants, women, queer people, and
other marginalized communities as a response to economic instability,
recognizing their positive role in our society. We are committed to an
immigration policy which ties the free movement of capital to free movement of
people, bold policies to expose and counter glass ceilings for women and people
of color, and legislated protection from hate crimes for traditionally targeted
communities including the addition of sexual orientation to the Civil Rights
I say let the Democratic Party have it's Carnival of Cannibals. It would be good for the country if they leave the table full.