And I might remind some members of Congress, the current Administration is Democratic too. As Julian Sanchez writes, they are, generally, "the good guys". Certainly they are here.
Memo to Democratic legislators: The people there now are relative friendlies. They’re extending olive branches, which you should probably stop setting on fire. You’re just giving Bushie dead-enders an excuse to paint this as “civil liberties hippies vs. the Brave Americans Fighting Terror.”
I watched John Conyers spend a good chunk of Tuesday’s hearing on the House side being a condescending dick to Todd Hinnen, one of the fiercest critics of Bush-era detention and interrogation policies. This just leaves smarmtastic bottom-feeders like Jim Sensenbrenner and Jeff Sessions to cast themselves as solicitous Grima Wormtongues by contrast.
It makes for an awesome YouTube clip on Firedoglake, right up until the part where you fucking lose.
And yet, the Democrats at times have a tendency to play into every caricature of liberal idiocy straight out of "Dirty Harry".