The Other Part of No

In a recent post criticizing the vapidity of the coalition of moderate Democratic Senators spearheaded by Evan Bayh,  I said this:

What I find most amazing about groups like this [is] the transparency of their purely political motivation. A group whose raison d’etre is defined in totally relative terms is, at least metaphysically, less than a pile of dog shit. At least dog shit exists on its own.

And lo and behold, here is Evan Bayh talking to Politico:

“We literally have no agenda,” Bayh shot back. “How can they be threatened by a group that has taken no policy positions?”

At least give them credit for honesty. Finally, while I’m sympathetic to Mark Pryor’s argument that in a represenative government, representatives are elected to represent their constituents, it’s not clear to me how not supporting the Employee Free Choice Act conforms with “attitudes and values of the people who sent us to Washington,” who have a median household income of $38,000. On the other hand, it is pretty clear to me why opposing the Employee Free Choice Act and joining a group whose stated goal is to “protect business interests” would conform with the “attitudes and values of the people who sent us to Washington,” Arkansas based Wal-Mart.

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One Response to “The Other Part of No”

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