The same week that the democrats have indicated that they will largely cave into the demands over the domestic surveillance program, it now appears that the democratic leadership has decided to pull back efforts to force a troop withdrawal from Iraq. For the full story, click here What remains fascinating is the disconnect between the democrats and their voters. New media, particularly bloggers, are making it more difficult for politicians to say one thing on the campaign trial and another in Congress. It is a type of instant information that the Framers could never have contemplated. How it will change politics remains to be scene, including the growing call for a third party.