< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Remember the last "crisis"?

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Remember the last "crisis"?

Just back from my tour of West Bank polling places, and what to my wondering eyes should appear? Bushies on talk shows talking about an impending "crisis"...this time in social security.

De ja frickin' vu.

Someone needs to remind folks about the last time the Bush crowd took to the talk show ciruit to heave breathlessly about an impending "crisis", an "imminent threat", gathering storm clouds, blah blah blah.

If Iraq is any evidence of how this crowd deals with crises of its own making, God help my mother when she retires. I'm in the camp that believes social security needs fixing, and a real debate about those fixes needs to happen...but not with Republicans in charge.

But are we going to be sleepwalked through another complete disaster? Lefter than thou Democrats, particularly the ones backing Howard Dean's bid to bring nuclear winter to the DNC, like to complain about how we've lost our backbone. Where are they now? Are we just going to roll over and play dead on this one? Get up and fight, for once.