Harry Reid, Voice of Reason by John Cole| May 24, 200611:48 am| 19 CommentsThis post is in: PoliticsFacebookTweetEmailSo says Red State. Heh.
Sayeth the Red Stater:
That would be a world where most Republicans have abandoned common sense and principles in favor of using 9/11 as a cudgel.
George Bush and his AG are uniquely qualified to clean up corruption in Congress.
Leave it to the Republicans to yank the Dims nuts out of the fire by clouding a simple case of congressional bribery by turning it into a case of separartion of powers. Idiots.
The Other Steve
Well, Harry Reid is the voice of reason in the Senate. He restores my faith in politics.
The Other Steve
Usually that’s a job for the Democrats.
That had to be a tough pill for them to swallow. It made for a fun read.
I am not going to make any judgements about right or wrong here since I do not know constitutional law.
Yeah, even the stupidest damned collection of morons to inhabit the planet can be right once in a while.
But don’t worry, Red State has another thread debunking global warming based on evidence from corporate think tanks.
That’s not stopping the rest of us.
Red State praising Harry Reid? Isn’t that one of the biblical signs of Armageddon?
The comments thread there takes an interesting turn. It’s postulated that the Republicans are protesting in a naive but honest way (being such unaccomplished opportunists), whereas Harry Reid is showing himself for the cold, calculating, nihilistic thief that he is… with his press statement. Is that commenter a spoof? I can’t decide. Does anyone here have anything to say for themselves? ;)
I was especially entertained by the comments explaining that the reason why a disproportionate number of Republicans were getting busted was because the Dems were just so much better at stealing and not getting caught. I love it!
This just in, the embattled congressman, Jefferson, he has ‘declined’ Pelosi’s plea for him to step down from his committee post, even with all the evidence regarding his corrupt practices while in office. Selfish bastard. By refusing to symbolically fall on his sword, he prevents the Democrats from presenting their party as potential reformers this election cycle. The rightwingnuts can keep spouting the distortion that corruption is ‘bipartisan’ rather than wholly Republican (when in truth the corruption is severely tilted to the right: with Jefferson in the mix, it’s like 100 Republicans per 1 Democrat).
If I were Pelosi, I’d just kick him out of the party, right now. He ain’t worth it.
The way things are now with all the Bush screwups, we’re up to 12 Signs of the Apocalypse, 19 broken Seals, and 193 Whores of Babylon hanging out with Foggo at the Watergate. Sheesh.
Agreed, Paul. His foot-dragging might just give them the excuse to do it, too.
Yep. Cunningham was brazen because he was so unaccomplished. He (and all the other indicted Reps) just aren’t GOOD at corruption.
When did DougJ take control of RedState?
How fucking heartwarming.
Finally some bipartisanship. Hastert and Pelosi come together for the righteous cause of protecting your constitutional right to stuff bribe money in your freezer without the risk of pesky FBI agents coming to search your office. I think I’m gonna cry.
Pelosi has the power to yank his committee asignments. Schumer has the power to yank his party support. Every other Dem has the power to give him a swift kick in the ass. It’s past time they do it.
Not really. Dems won’t support him, and he’ll be out there twisting in the wind. Won’t affect Dems much at all.
(R ) and (D) will always take a backseat to CYA.
Besides, Hastert’s got his reasons.