It helps to remember that life itself has checks and balances on evil people -- even if our Constitution doesn't.
Life, thank God, is infinitely more complicated than politics. That's why politics is such a joke. That's why this "Democratic Congress" is a sneeze in a hurricane. Larger forces are at work.
The BIGGEST untapped into force isn't a pretty thing to talk about, but it may turn out to be our salvation and this is the force of raw self interest.
Bush Democrats are so far beneath contempt they don't even show up on the moral radar, but they all have an Achilles’ heel and that heel is their predictable, slavering self interest.
The Judas Joe Lieberman's and DLC Hillary Clinton Doll’s (machined by James Carville) would clearly do ANYTHING if they thought they could get away with it, and yet they won't allow themselves to get SO greedy and dishonorable that they call counter productive attention to themselves.
To say it straight out, evil people typically don't publicly kill other people to further their self interest; however, this isn’t because of "conscience", it’s became they know public murder would almost certainly counter their own selfish agendas.
In short, evil people (e.g., Bush Democrats) are not "conscience people", they are "self interest" people and this is a kind of Achilles’ heel, because this is where their true vulnerability and craziness lies. Thus, the strategies we need should have nothing to do with ethics, law, and rationality, because pig people don't even know how to spell such words (listen to Bush talk about science!).
No, the only way to deal with truly evil people is to discover their secret self interests and vulnerabilities, because this is where our leverage is.
For example, what makes Bush lose his cool in public? What makes him depressed, disorientated, or drunk? Said differently, where are Bush, Cheney, Gonzalez, etc. "most crazy"?
Playing political games with such people is EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT US TO DO, because (a.) they never play by the rules, (b.) they know the deck is stacked, and (c.) they know 95% of the Democratic Congress would sell their grandmother for a secret retirement fund or a coveted committee position (why are we thinking of Nancy Pelosi?). In short when dealing with fascists, its game over before the first card is dealt.
Look, if you have some total scum neighbors, nothing constructive will come from civilized chats with animals. In short, once you "get it" that these people laugh at the law, will rape your children, slash your tires, rob you blind, and even KILL YOU if they think the need arises, you have to realize you are not dealing with conscience/rationality life forms, but the dregs of human existence.
And with the dregs of human existence, you don't play political games. Finding out what makes them tick is the first step, because where they are the most compulsive is where they are the most vulnerable. Their own self interest will be their undoing. Life itself knows how to deal with self interest pigs. Call it bad karma; call it hubris; call it Jesus Justice, but life knows how to deal with self interest pigs.
Keeping the faith is all . . .
W. Christopher Epler (Bill) <http://theliberationofrealism.blogspot.com/>