Times are changing
by Jerome Armstrong, Sun Mar 20, 2005 at 06:47:23 PM EST
It's on C-Span.
What we are seeing here is a fundamental re-alignment of the political parties. The Republicans are re-branding themselves as the governing party that will yield its power to intervene at whatever level it deems, in order to satisy the theo-con agenda of social control. Democrats are speaking of keeping the government out of peoples lives.
Republicans say they are "taking on one of the great moral questions of the day", but what they really are doing is taking on water, and throwing overboard the libertarian wing of their party. Tonight, we are watching the demise of the Republican coalition come into view.
Update: It's over, passed 203-58. Of the Democrats, 46 voted for, 56 voted against. All but 5 Republicans voted for, those were: Ginny Brown-Waite (Fla.), Mike Castle (Del.), Charles Dent (Penn.), David Reichert (Wash.), and Chris Shays (Conn.) Without a doubt, they will face the wrath of the theo-con wingnuts that celebrate the case of Terri, but they missed Sun (that's Bush's law). It's also worth noting that about 80 Republicans didn't show up to vote. Ginny Brown-Waite is a weather-vane for the Sr. Citizen vote. I'd gander that those are the voters most upset by this, just like Social Security, and lets remember that those are the most likely voters in '06.