Wednesday, June 07, 2006

FMA: Burninated

The FMA failed again. I don't think anyone should be surprised at that. According to blogometer, most of the right even disliked it because it was such a transparent pander. Then there's the fact that the DC Examiner editorialized that there were these things called issues and, you know, priorities, that maybe Congress should take into account. That's saying it even when they agree with the amendment. I think a lot of the rage and frustration and why the amendment got exactly zero more traction from last time has to do with the obvious symbolism of it when this country right now is in desperate need of actual substance. And a Congress that hasn't produced any is getting more obvious in its attempt to cover that sad record up.