Politicians breaking the promises that got them elected is nothing new, in fact, it's standard fare. But there is no more emotional issue in recent times than 9/11, and the voters have been had. Like Bill Clinton's broken tax pledge in the first few weeks of his first term, it's the Democrat's MO, campaign the middle and govern to the left.
Now Democrats are balking, just as Republicans did before them.
The decision will almost certainly anger commission members, as well as families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, many of whom have pressed hard for implementation of the recommendations.
"The Democrats pledged to implement all the remaining 9/11 reforms, not some of them," said former representative Timothy J. Roemer (D-Ind.), who served on the commission.
Carie Lemack, whose mother was in one of the jets that hit the World Trade Center, echoed that sentiment: "It wasn't a Chinese takeout menu, the 41 recommendations. You have to do all of them."
Read it all. How does the saying go? Politics as usual.
One would think that the Blue Stater's would want to shake the "weak on terror" image as quickly as possible, but it looks like the days of strong on defense Democrats like FDR and JFK are just a distant memory.