The Republicans prove once more they are too weak to lead
Fri 29 Sep 2006, 11:29 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
In an ironic, and pitiful, display of weakness, all Republican senators, and fifteen Democrats as well, showed a complete lack of spine and disregard for constitutionality and common sense by voting for President Bush's new rules on detainees, interrogation and the Geneva Convention. Besides the appalling cowardice of pandering to the scaremongers instead of protecting the citizens of this nation, the senators showed their complete lack of independence from the White House, effectively ignoring the purpose of the balance of powers set up in the Constitution to avoid just this sort of issue. I have seldom been so ashamed of being an American. I plan to keep a list of the senators of both parties and work to ensure that all are voted out of office.
By the way, the fact that the Supreme Court will almost certainly overturn this bill does not in any way alleviate the senators from doing their duty. As with the rest, it is cowardly and weak to let the Supreme Court fix the errors you intentionally make due a spineless unwillingness to do the right thing.
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What has been said:
489.1. Richard Schwartz (09/30/2006 01:42 PM)
We can hope that the Supreme Court strikes it down, but this is not a lock given its present composition.
489.2. Ben's Daughter (10/02/2006 07:47 AM)
Not only that, take a look at who voted for the Fence Act...it's like a whose who list of some top democrats, including Hillary Clinton. I'll write more about it later, but its pretty embarassing to be an American sometimes.
489.3. Kevin Pettitt (10/03/2006 08:32 AM)
Ben, I sent you an email a couple days ago about of all things a possible sales opportunity for you just a few blocks from the US Capitol. Give me a call when you get a chance and we can discuss.