Wednesday, November 30, 2005

AIPAC getting testy...

Apparently the neocons in power recent chutzpah deficit is causing this influential lobby some consternation.

Maybe this will prove to be the watershed moment in the Neocon-Likudnik alliance.

With Sharon's "conversion" AIPAC must be feeling a little abandoned to begin with.

My heart bleeds.

5 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

Well, that org (JTA) is a bit frightening.

Anyway, I think AIPAC's days of power are waning, between Abramoff and the Iraq debacle, Sharon's departure from Likud, etc.

About time.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 6:06:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Doug,

Don't kid yourself, there are plenty politicians on both sides of the isle who will carry water for AIPAC. It's power will wane, and only slightly, when there's peace in the Middle East - or to phrase it differently - never.

Demo

Thursday, December 01, 2005 7:31:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Well, I can't predict the future, but in a potential future lacking neocons and with Likud marginalized, I can see AIPAC not going extinct but potentially flowing a bit more leftward. That in itself would be major progress.

Of course, displacement by a rival American-Jewish org would be better.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

One thing you pointed out, Demo, is that regardless of the people and policies involved, and the obvious disadvantages of parliamentary republicanism in Israel, one can't help but be envious to see a new party created so quickly and easily. Now it's Sharon and Peres, too.

How cool would a new progressive party made up of Greens, sane Dems, and sane GOPers be? Could happen; has before (before TV and big money, that is).

Thursday, December 01, 2005 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

I often think about that. I am a great fan of our Constitution, but it is far from perfect. The parlementary system is clearly superior in terms of accuracy of representation, efficiency, and most of all adaptablity. Our system was intentionally designed to be inefficient so that no one party could seize power and highly stable.

Can you imagine how great it would be if McCain could break from the Republican party to form a sane Republican party, or if Dean could have founded his own party. In both cases the amount of corruption in Washington would have dropped dramatically and the people's voices would finally have been heard.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 2:28:00 PM  

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