Seems the lefties want more from their Democratic “leaders.” From the Washington Post this morning:
A cluster of protesters will greet the new congressional leaders at the Capitol tomorrow. They will not be disgruntled conservatives wary of Democratic control, but liberals demanding a ban on torture, an end to warrantless domestic spying and a restoration of curbed civil liberties.
The protest will be followed by an evening forum calling for the president’s impeachment, led by the Center for Constitutional Rights, antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan and a pro-impeachment group called World Can’t Wait….
Nowhere in the Democrats’ consensus-driven agenda is legislation revisiting last year’s establishment of military tribunals and suspending legal rights for suspected terrorists. Nor is there a revision of the civil liberties provisions of the USA Patriot Act, a measure curbing warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency or an aggressive confrontation of the president on his Iraq war policies.
To Democratic activists and some lawmakers, the agenda skirts the larger issues that damaged the president’s approval ratings and torpedoed Republican control of Congress.
“We’ve been told for many years, 12 years now, ‘Wait until we get in power. Then you’ll see things change,’ ” said Debra Sweet, national director of World Can’t Wait, a pro-impeachment group helping to organize the protest. “We’ll give them a couple of months or a few weeks to see what they come up with, but if they don’t do something very decisive around the war and these other issues, I think there will be trouble.”
Meet the new Democrats, much more interesting than the old Democrats. Yehaw! Ride to the sounds of the snarling.