Friday, May 27, 2005

Matt Yglesias on the political danger to Social Security

Matt Yglesias at Tapped writes about how Democrats need to learn how to lose votes in Congress, and he especially focuses on Social Security.

His key point is that the Republicans won the elections fairly in 2002 and 2004. As a result they now dominate Congress and the White House. If they want to pass something (like Social Security reform) they can do it.

The only protection from the Republicans is for the Democrats to take back the Congress in 2006 and the Presidency in 2008.

Armando at Daily Kos points out that "in opposition we oppose the policies we disagree with and we fight against those decisions and nominations we can not reverse with the one tool of power we have remaining against Republican abuse - the filibuster."

But the real point is that the Democrats can't do shit until they get back into power. There is no longer any room in the Democratic Party for single issue partisans.

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