Monday, March 20, 2006

Censure games

Your whores in Babylon on the Potomac continue to represent you in their customary fashion. Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis. has proposed to “censure” Pres. Bush over his violation of the law requiring a warrant before wiretaps. This rather tepid reaction to Bush & Co.'s war crimes seems to have gotten most of the rest of the whores' panties in quite a twist. This is because they're caught between a rock and a hard place, where the customary rules of political lying do not permit them to just say Bush is fine for doing whatever he wants (given he's already admitted he just ignored the law), but they are loathe to publicly support anything that could possibly be construed to be opposed by more than 38% of the sheep herd called the American public.

One senator after another claims he needs more time to “study” the issue, an “investigation” needs to “run its course”, or spouts some other lame excuse for not being able to comment on the measure.

Feingold, to his credit at least had the cojones to propose the censure; but you can be sure that he did it for one reason only: to get the necessary attention to start a credible presidential campaign.

I can't imagine the congress ever doing anything not directly related to their immediate self-interest, but if they were to actually start performing their constitutional responsibility, they would have impeached Bush by now. What could be a higher crime (much less a misdemeanor) than invading a foreign country and killing thousands of people, when it was obviously unnecessary, much less the last resort?


At 22 March, 2006 21:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I would say you were right about most senators, I think Feingold is an exception.

Russ Feingold has done a number of things which run counter to his self interest far before he had started any kind of real presidential campaign.

Every year he fights the pay raises in the Senate, and donates any of the money by which they raise the salaries to pay against the national debt (he is easily the poorest senator).

He voted against the Patriot Act the first time around (vote was 99-1), even though it was widely seen as political suicide.

He was the only democrat to vote to confirm John Ashcroft, because he said it was the president's perogative to choose his cabinet.

Basically, Feingold seems to always take what he feels is the principled position, regardless of who benefits.


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