Over the last five years, particularly when it comes to policies ostensibly justified by The Terrorists, the Senate has fully acquiesced to the dictates of the White House. They have neither stopped nor meaningfully limited anything. And at the epicenter of this disgraceful record of Congressional abdication has been this group of "moderate, independent GOP Senators." Nobody has done more to enable the worst aspects of the extremist Bush agenda than they have.
This post says it all. It is the "moderate" enablers of this Administration that are at the heart of of the Republican agenda. It is they who speak out of both sides of their mouths.
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