I was just talking to my friend in D.C. about the federal judge issuing an injunction against the feds ordering them not to enforce DADT.
“You think they’ll appeal it?” he said.
“If the deadline for appeal is before the election, yeah, of course they will,” I said. “Because instead of actually standing up for anything approaching Democratic values, their entire reelection strategy is built around convincing people they’re really Republicans.
“They’ll make a few populist noises, but they’re not going to do anything that would rock that boat before the election.”
And that’s why they came out against a national moratorium on mortgage foreclosure. They’re terrified the whole thing will blow up before the election.
If only they’d acted like principled Democrats all along, instead of neoliberal technocrats. We wouldn’t be in such a bad predicament right now.
And if pigs had wings, they could fly.