The President has indicated that he understands the significance of Tuesday’s election and the need to work in a bipartisan fashion to move our nation forward. But trying to jam this nomination through during a lame duck session may indicate that the President didn’t fully hear the voice of the American public – and that is troubling. Our nation needs someone who can represent change at the United Nations, who understands the importance of a strong and muscular diplomacy, and who can garner United States allies in the war on terror. To that end, the President should immediately rethink this nomination. But if he doesn’t, I intend to make every effort to ensure that this nomination doesn’t get approved.
This is from Senator Chris Dodd, in response to President Bush's renomination of Bolton as United States' Ambassador to the United Nations. Bipartisn, my ass. My favorite line is the part that accuses the President of not fully hearing the American public. Well, duh.
Bush is still going to lie right to the American public's face. He doesn't know how to do anything else. It's just that no one ever called him on it before, and now it is a little bit strange for him to be out of synch so much. Before, he had all the little ducks lined up in a row, but now, there's not much for him to hide behind.
November 7, 2006 was just the first step. We all know that. As most of the blogosphere has written, the netroots have to make sure it's not "business as usual" in Washington come January 2007. It's interesting how K-Street has suddenly gone bipartisan! And I don't mean that in a flattering way.
The television, Republican, right-wing meme that November 7, 2006 showed that Americans are just center of right is bullshit. The Democratic party was successful this election because of progressives in all strata of this country, putting their eggs in this party's basket, and hoping that by giving the big D party the majority, the brakes can be applied by Congress on this Administration's destruction of the American way of life.