A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Democrats Defeat Harmful Voter ID Amendment:
Republicans Continue to Play Politics With Right to Vote
Washington, DC - Yesterday, Democrats united to defeat a harmful Republican amendment that would have imposed a highly restrictive voter ID law. The amendment to the Senate immigration reform bill would have created a modern day poll tax which could disenfranchise millions of Americans, specifically seniors, minorities, youth, urban and rural voters and persons with disabilities. All of these groups are less likely to have government issued photo ID's and would be forced to bear an unnecessary burden just to exercise their fundamental right to vote.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Tempers, such as losing them, rarely solve problems, but can be good for our health as long as other people don't get hurt. Dumping the Democratic Party because we are angry at what the Democratic members of Congress did by giving Bush money to keep up his invasion/occupation of Iraq is not the way to solve the problem or problems that we face due to this criminal Bush GOP regime.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Human Rights Campaign
New Hampshire Debate: GOP Candidates' Support of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Puts National Security at Risk
Attention: Mr. Matalin --
I couldn't be more emphatic
It's time for you to walk away
From all things Democratic.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Have wondered about James Carville for a while, but now it's perfectly clear, Mr. Carville has gone over to the dark side! It would be impossible to live with Mary Matalin and not do so, but it has been painful to watch his transition! Ms. Matalin was very verbal about Bill Clinton's "lie" regarding his "indiscretion," but now that one of her own, Repuglican "Scooter" Libby, has lied and tried to cover it up, Ms. Matalin thinks lying is OK! For the Repuglicans it's a crime to lie about sex, but it's OK to lie about "outing a CIA covert agent" in order to proceed with a trumped up preemptive, unnecessary war! It's too bad Carville caved in!
What must really stick in the administration's craw
Is seeing one of their own isn't above the law.
As public postures & attitudes harden now,
Let's see if Scooter gets that pardon now.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by James Rothenberg
Jimmy Carter recently said, as others have before him, that this is the worst presidential administration ever (then he softened it some). The White House, in typical form, questioned Carter's "relevance." Considering what Carter could have said, the White House got off easy.
At the end of my BuzzFlash Commentary last week, I said: "In my view, the Democratic Left has to take a deep breath here and remember two things: who the real enemy is and how easily can one of the most gung-ho supporters of the war put the Senate back in Republican hands. Wouldn't that be fun, my fellow lefties? Inhofe back at Environment, Specter back at Judiciary, McConnell as Majority Leader, and so on down the line. Yum. What a gas. Let's not do another Nader folks. The Congressional Democrats ain't perfect, but, please consider the alternative."