Also, each time there's a national debate the GOP somehow manages to box the DNC into a bad corner. It's like watching a bad movie where the clueless good guy keeps getting beat by the brilliant but morally bankrupt bad guy. The latest is Bush trying to stick us with a $700 billion bill for wall street excess under the guise of these institutions are "too big to fail". So now the dems are being pressured to quickly sign this bill without any restrictions or oversight. Just give them a blank check for $700 billion. The last time we signed a bill in a rush, we got the Patriot Act. If these institutions were indeed too big to fail, where was the govt oversight when they were leveraging themselves to the hilt on bad mortgages? Where was the govt when executives of failed companies are making ginormous sums of money in golden parachutes?
But alas, the democrats are a bunch of morons who will once again wilt in the face of GOP pressure.