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Monday, June 20, 2005 

Three Cheers

The Democratic Party's biggest problems are its lack of spine and its unwillingness to call the Republicans (especially Bush) on some of the most blatantly evil things that they've done. Thus, three cheers for Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his floor speech on the horrific abuse at Guantanamo. The Star Tribune has a great editorial tomorrow about the speech and the furor it has aroused among the wingnuts. I'm proud of Sen. Durbin. While he has half-apologized for his comments (which there was no need to do), having had the guts to make his speech in the first place isn't to be taken lightly, and his unwillingness to completely knuckle under to the knuckleheads is admirable.

We need more like him.

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