Democrats never lost their voices
In one town a guy was kicked out of a mall for wearing an anti-war shirt.
The climate of fear that Republicans have created is slowing disappearing in this country. I'm not talking about fear of terrorism; I'm talking about fear of being labeled "anti-American," because you're anti-Bush.
The heroes are the people who from the beginning told anyone that would listen that this war was wrong. These people went against their neighbors, co-workers and even some family members. Yet, with courage and perseverance they continued to fight. Now the majority of people in this country believe that this corrupt administration misled this country into war. A huge tip of the hat to my fellow Liberals, sensible Republicans, Democrats, and Independents who knew from the beginning that this war was wrong and we were being lied to.
It seems The Democrats have been watching the polls and they know that Bush's numbers are in the tank, so it's safe now for them to speak out. It takes more courage to speak out against a President with good poll numbers than it does to speak out against a President with bad numbers. Barbara Boxer has shown more courage than Kerry and Edwards have shown all year.
I'm an Independent and I'm disappointed that myself and many like me were left out there to fight alone. We didn't have the media or major politicians on our side. I don't care if Bush told them he had a picture of Saddam making weapons, the Democrats should have questioned this and checked the facts.
The elected Democrats put their own political aspirations ahead of the people who voted them into office. They were more concerned about being labeled "anti-troop, anti-American" than they were about standing up for what's right. Some will cheer and say it's about time that the Democrat leadership found their voices, but I say they had them all along; we just didn’t like what they were saying.