Sam Brownback provided some evidence today to support what we already know- creationists aren’t very bright:
Say, how come there are 47 yes votes when the roll says there were only 46? Ah, my friends, that’s because Sam Brownback turned out to be the weaseliest “no” vote of all. He voted yes right at the very beginning, during the alphabetical vote, probably thinking that cloture was going to pass. Then, when it died, he switched to a no. I almost wish he was pulling more than 1% in the presidential polls so we could hammer him into oblivion with that.
Did he think that just because he is a neanderthal on social issues and a religious nut that he could betray the 28%ers on immigration? At any rate, the backpedalling is pretty amusing, though:
Sam Brownback offers an additional comment on his voting yes, then no:
“I wanted to signal that I am supportive of comprehensive immigration reform, but that now is not the time and this is not the bill.”
His staff says this was done intentionally, and that he deliberately voted first and loudly.
Bwahaha. Too bad his staff couldn’t find a way to fit the phrase “no controlling legal authority” in there. Let’s all wish Sen. Brownback’s campaign staff good luck with their imminent job hunts.
One last thing- the absolute best thing about this immigration debate being over is that with any luck I will never have to hear the word “shamnesty” again. Easily one of the most fucking-annoying-god-damn-too-cute-by-a-half-I-am-going-to-repeat-it-every-fucking-chance-I-get-because-I think-it-makes-me-seem-clever-watch-me-look-like-a-content-toddler-on-the-pot-when-I-say-it pet names the mass media has ever given to anything.
Oh, wait- that wasn’t the insipid liberal media that gave it that name, was it? Thank goodness for blogs.
Personally I don’t mind the “Shamnesty” line provided Michelle only says it while wearing pig tails and a cheer leader outfit.
I call for a shamEnesty period.
Mostly OT, but I’m amused to see the ads for Republican candidates on this page. Has your loyal Republican traffic continued unabated but they just stopped commenting? Are the candidates advertising on any even vaguely non-left blog they can find? I just saw a Romney ad, I’ve seen Giuliani’s grin, Fred Thompson’s as-if-he-doesn’t-look-old-enough-naturally sepia image is always in the Pajamas Media ad (not from Thompson’s camp itself, obviously, but I imagine it’s at least somewhat mutual), etc.
Don’t worry, I’m not complaining about this. I just find it hard to believe that they really win anyone over by having their faces appear alongside this blog’s content. “Republicans suck!” right next to a Romney ’08 sign, for example. Do they think they get centrist cred from the association? That seems unlikely, and even if they do, it certainly won’t help them get through the primaries.
Is my common sense wrong and it actually is worth it, are they ignorant of what this blog is like and/or ignorant of the fact that their ads show up here when they buy space from Pajamas Media, or do they know how futile it seems here and they are just that desperate for exposure?
Thank you for linking to Google and not her site. I don’t have time for a shower right now.
At least they didn’t call it “shamnestygate.” :-P
LOL. You have to hand it to them, they deliver the comedy in a way that just can’t be duplicated.
Yeah. Because he knew they couldn’t stay mad at him…
See, if you don’t support your creationists, then the monkeys have won.
Umm, so you’re saying Michelle and her cheerleaders beclowned themselves?
Salty Party Snax
Anybody sign up for the free Newtie Newsletter yet?
I hear it is riveting.
When I was a youngster a “brownback” was what we called a kid who hadn’t properly mastered the use of toilet paper yet.
Slow down. Too much schadenfreude can be overwhelming. And think of your karma man.
I am completely lost anymore trying to figure out if you or Tim are posting. We are damn glad to have you John but seriously, have a nice glass of Aussie Shiraz and chill. This is what the beginning of the end of the disaster looks like.
Pro Tip: My posts have a lot of typos and ‘BY JOHN COLE’ under the title.
I KID, I KID!
On the floor? Jeez man, clean that up!
Nice job attacking the only real conservative running for President in 2008. Your transformation to the dark side is complete. I hope you’re proud of yourself. You’re no conservative, Mr. Cole. You probably never were.
I bet you’re watching the Democrat debate and cheering over the idea of America’s return to socialism.
He also uses a lot more profanity.
I note your wonderful put down of “shamnesty” links to the most idiotic purveyor of anti-immigrant hate in the blogosphere: Michelle Malkin, cheerleader for the most massive violation of immigrant civil rights in our history, the illegal internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
What exactly is a conservative anyway?
Return to socialism?
I can do bettah. How about:
Legalizing leprosy (see Dobbs, Lou)
Brownback? The “one true conservative” in the race? Wow, someone is totally not up on their political dogma. That said, I completely encourage members of the 26% club to embrace this line of thinking. Remember, there is only one true Republican candidate. All the rest are liberals. Yes. Everyone’s a liberal. Your neighbors. Your friends. Your boss. Your mom. There’s no escape. Liberals are everywhere. They’re coming in through the windows. Run, true conservative! Run for your life! Quickly!
The Other Steve
Look, it’s really simple.
Brownback really did vote for it before he voted against it.
He probably doesn’t think electrons are really tiny angels, either. The Socialist bastard.
The Other Andrew
I agree, Zifnab–all “true conservatives” need to run away immediately. In fact, I have a suggestion for them. There’s only one American tradition that they’ve yet to carry out: deciding that they’re being oppressed and hopping on a boat, never to return again. I want to see modern-day pilgrims go settle some desert island. Jesusland 2.0: This Time, No Messy Bill of Rights!
So can we use the Kerryesque “I voted yes before I voted no” thingy against conservatives now?
No. But they can still use “Democrats are worse.”
But in Romney, Republicans have a one-man-war on terrists. And Irish Setters. And consistency.
The darkest day in the history of Australia.
Damn’t i really really really love that blogs4brownback blog. It leaves me speachless. Who helps these people but there pants on in the morning……
oh right, Jebus
errrr. make that their pants…. duh. Maybe i’m the one who needs help with my pants.
Whoever’s writing Baptists for Brownback, that’s some good stuff. LOL
yet another jeff
Liberals are in your jeans.
They’re in your cheesburgers.
Lberals are is in Nutty Buddies!
Liberals are in your mom!
They’re in everybody.
Liberals are in Joan Rivers, man, but they’re tryin’ to get out!!