Glen Greenwald on why nothing ever happens:
As for the “you-have-to-wait” justification, here’s the time-line of the Democratic Party mentality on all such matters:
- 2004-2006: “You have to wait until we win a Congressional majority in the 2006 midterms.”
- 2006-2008: “You have to wait until we win the White House in 2008.”
- January-May, 2009: “You have to wait until we have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.”
- Currently: “You have to wait until after the 2010 midterms so we preserve our majority” or “you have to wait until Obama is safely re-elected in 2012.”
Once Obama is safely re-elected, it will be: “you have to wait so you don’t jeopardize the 2014 midterms.” That’s the mentality that produces majority power which exists for no real purpose but to perpetuate itself.