Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Constitutional Couch Potatoes"

By Cassandra D

Crooks and Liars quotes Jonathan Turley on Olbermann last night, when he spoke about Bush's signing yesterday of the Military Commissions Act of 2006:

Turley: "People have no idea how significant this is. Really a time of shame this is for the American system.—The strange thing is that we have become sort of constitutional couch potatoes. The Congress just gave the President despotic powers and you could hear the yawn across the country as people turned to Dancing With the Stars. It's otherworldly..People clearly don't realize what a fundamental change it is about who we are as a country. What happened today changed us. And I'm not too sure we're gonna change back anytime soon."

Michael van der Galien at The Moderate Voice wants bloggers to weigh in on the question, "What's America's #1 Problem?" Where do we even begin?

This brings to mind the old joke:

"What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?"

"I don't know and I don't care!"


At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Fed Up in Phoenix said...

It's a sad, sad state-and where the hell do we start?


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