Skip to comments.Dems prove again they're out of touch [They're our own little EU]
Posted on 01/12/2005 4:37:48 AM PST by johnny7
(KRT) - If the collective display of mass stupidity had happened in March, apologists could have chalked it up to Spring Break madness. But there was no excuse for the sorry performance of leading Democrats in Congress last week. Think of it as the film version of "Dems Gone Wild," without the fun but still full of jaw-dropping obscenity.
The shenanigans included a lecture on morality by Sen. Ted ``Chappaquiddick'' Kennedy and Sen. Joseph Biden's offensive attempt to speak in ghetto jargon with the next attorney general, Alberto Gonzales. When Kennedy thundered that "I wouldn't have" engaged in talk about torturing terror suspects, I was hoping Gonzales would stand up and say he wouldn't have driven off a bridge and let a woman drown. Biden, the Delaware loudmouth gunning for a top spot in a John Kerry administration, called Gonzales "ol' buddy," said "I love you," then accused him of being a liar.
By the time the sun set Thursday and the TV screens went black, Democrats showed they learned nothing from the last election. In a few disastrous hours, they torched their pledge to work in a bipartisan way with President Bush. And they threw out the window all talk about moving to the center. With their shrill badgering of Gonzales and the pandering challenge to Bush's Electoral College win, they inadvertently proved the wisdom of voters in giving the GOP control of Congress and the White House. How bad were the damn Dems? Put it this way: if midterm elections were held today, the Senate debate on filibuster rules would be moot. Democrats wouldn't win the 40 seats needed to be obstructionists. That's how bad they were.
Surprisingly, New York's senators were part of the problem. Chuck Schumer took a cheap shot at Gonzales, warning him that getting confirmed for attorney general did not mean he'd be confirmed for the Supreme Court if Bush nominated him. Hillary Clinton was worse, showing she's back to playing footsie with the wackadoo wing. Sternly, she rose during the joint congressional session held to certify the election results to decry "many legitimate questions about the accuracy and integrity" of the election. But her concerns were only for show, for she put them aside by voting to certify the results. Reminiscent of Kerry's defining comment about a war bill - "I actually voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it" - Clinton's move stands as the first flip-flop of the 2008 presidential campaign. But hardly the last. Bet your bottom dollar that, for all the harsh attacks on Gonzales, most will vote to give him the job. See, it's a mark of the Dems' sophisticated and nuanced thinking that they can talk one way and act the other. It's only stupid little people who insist on leaders who say and do the same thing.
Ah, but what talkers they are, those Dems. They, along with two Republicans, spent virtually all day going over memos from or to Gonzales that seemed to authorize torture of enemy combatants. Never mind that Gonzales began by saying he condemns torture and was sickened by the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison. His interrogators were intent on torturing him with mind-numbing repetition and insults. Given 10 minutes per round, some spoke for the full time without asking a question!
In their zeal to punch around the first Hispanic attorney general, no one thought about the other 99 percent of the job of being the nation's top law officer. There were no real questions about how Gonzales would keep us safe from terror and crime or anything else most people care about. That would be too mainstream, too ordinary for the exalted likes of Kennedy, Biden, et al. Give them fringe or give them death.
I wish to hell he had!
That is what happens when you have a bunch of brain dead idiots in the Rat party. They sounded like the blathering that goes on in a mental institute.
shhh....Teddy!.....ix-nay on the word ater-way....
Yeah Teddy... wonder how long she stayed alive under water. You know... an air pocket could have given her at least 15 minutes... maybe a half-hour.
Yeah it was over-the-border. Just like when you 'sandwiched' that waitress in the closet with Chris Dodd. No harm done... she wasn't hurt. Life is full of 'over-the-boarder' incidents Teddy... isn't it?!
They can do whatever the want with Gonzales (Spanish for Souter)...just as long as he doesn't end up on the Supreme Court. For that they ought to rely on a reliable conservative like Janice Brown or Emilio Garza.
Of course, given the history of the last marine to be nominated (Robert Bork), this may be tempting fate.
I would offer...cruel... but fair. HA!
"Three Card Monty" Biden- The single-most slimy smile in the Senate (and that's saying something). And Hillary was not playing footsie with the wackadoo wing of the Democratic Party. She is the queen of that wing and the other harpies are her subjects.
Otherwise, a good read.
and remember that Al Gonzales is not a right-winger
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