Ernest Partridge, coeditor of the Crisis Papers, writes in a scathing indictment of the Democratic Do-nothings:
The Democratic party has at its disposal a devastating array of issues, foreign and domestic, moral and economic, and yet there it sits, at best dumb-frozen and impotent, and at worst complicit in the crimes and outrages of the Bush Administration....
The Democrats lack media access and an opulent campaign fund. But they have the issues, and with the issues alone, the Democrats have been dealt a winning hand. Even so, the GOP bluffs, the Democrats fold, and the country accelerates in its rush to disaster.
America is perhaps in worse need of true leadership today than at any time in history. We need Democrats, independents, and moderate Republicans to wake up, recognize the peril facing us, unite, and reclaim our government and our way of life. Partridge provides some good suggestions as to how it can be done--but it must be done soon, before the Bush League can finish what they have started: the process of dismantling our Constitution and seizing absolute power.