Thursday, September 26, 2002

SLURS IMPUGNING DEMOCRATS' PATRIOTISM "BORDERS ON UN-AMERICAN"

A commentary


The Republicans finally crossed the line from partisan politics to pure, vicious McCarthyism. For months, after subtly implying that Democrats and others who dared to question Bush, especially on his foreign policy, were unpatriotic--and even un-American, Mr. Bush himself had the audacity to impugn the patriotism of the Senate Democrats by cynically sneering -- and I quote-- "I asked Congress to give me the flexibility necessary to be able to deal with the true threats of the 21st century by being able to move the right people to the right place at the right time, so we can better assure America we're doing everything possible. The House responded. But the Senate is more interested in special interests in Washington, and not interested in the security of the American people."


Bush thought he could easily intimidate Senate Democrats into handing over dictatorial power to him the same way he pushes around Republicans, slapping the label of "unpatriotic" as punishment for disagreeing with the pResident......but little did he know, that by openly maligning the patriotism of veterans who happen to be Democrats -- especially Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who lost an arm in WWII, and Sen. Max Cleland [D-GA], who lost three limbs in Vietnam -- he's not only opening himself up for attacks on his own lack of combat service, he also is risking exposure, during his time at the Texas Air National Guard, as the WARTIME DESERTER he was. He has picked on the wrong people at the wrong time; you can only push people around for so long before they begin to push back, and that is what our hero, the Senate Majority Leader, has done.


This outrageous, despicable, uncalled-for remark infurated Sen. Tom "Mount" Daschle (D-SD), the most mild-mannered person in Washington, to the point where he erupted on the Senate floor in an uncharacteristic, never-before-seen rage, accusing the Bushies of using the impending war for their own political gain--and he presents background evidence, despite giving them the benefit of the doubt: pollsters reporting that war would be Republicans' strongest issue; a headline featuring Dick Cheney at a fundraiser promoting the election of a Republican who supports war; a lost computer disk outlining Karl Rove's strategy with a quote that reads, "Focus on war"; now a newspaper article which reads, "Democrats don't care about the security about Americans". Sen. Daschle is said to have the longest fuse in Congress, and when he gets angry, everyone takes notice. Daschle lashed out at Bush's reckless, false accusations: "Not interested in the security of the American people? You tell Senator Inouye he's not interested in the security of the American people! You tell those who fought in Vietnam and in World War II they're not interested in the security of the American people! That is outrageous! Outrageous! " You're damned right they're outrageous!! They're an outright lie, too!! How dare Bush even think about accusing Democrats that if they don't kiss his slimy ass, and give him absolute power, they're un-American!!

I'll tell you who's unpatriotic, un-American, and a freakin' traitor--it's Bush and anyone who blindly goes along with him!!!


Sunday, September 22, 2002

Courtesy, PetitionOnline.com

SIGN THE PETITION: THANK YOU, SENATOR BYRD!


Thank you, Senator Byrd, for standing up for the Constitution


To: Senator Robert Byrd, U.S. Senate
At a time when most of our elected Democrats seem to have forgotten the wishes of the people they are supposed to represent, we are grateful, most sincerely grateful, to have Senator Robert Byrd standing up against what is wrong, facing the Bush Administration, and showing us all the kind of integrity we should be able to expect from all congressmen.

This coming slaughter of people in Iraq will have been not only for Iraq's oil but also to cover up the complete domestic mess this administration has made in less than two years. It is time someone stood on the senate floor and stated the purpose of this reprehensible invasion.

Our hats are off and our hearts open to this magnificent senator.

Sincerely,

Suspicious timing of Iraqi war resolution is motivated by midterm elections

I'd like to know if the American voters have caught on to the fact that the Bush administration's latest talk of war appeared (POOF) out of nowhere, with no background nor relevance to the war on terrorism we're fighting now, and is but a wag-the-dog dirty trick to distract the voters' minds from domestic issues such as the economy, corporate malfeasance, and health care, and thus get Republicans elected by impugning the patriotism of Democrats and painting them as "soft on terrorism" (shades of McCarthysm?). They're the same ones who think patriots are supposed to wave the flag, keep their mouths shut, and do what Big Brother tells them, no questions asked. In other words, the Republicans are not just wagging the dog; they're wagging the entire kennel.

Am I the only one who noticed a pattern? Whenever Bush looks bad in the polls, a scandal breaks which gets too close for his or Dick Cheney's comfort, or his party looks as if they'll lose Congress, this administration changes the subject either to terror alerts or talk of war, out of a desperate attempt to win at all costs. For them, the ends justify the means. Something is indeed rotten in Denmark--in this case, Washington, DC--and his name is Karl Rove.