“Rally Around the President. We’re At War!”
Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) has proposed censuring Bush for allowing domestic eavesdropping. Republicans will undoubtedly get in their usual lockstep formation and prevent any sort of censure or investigation of their Leader.
Censuring basically means a scolding. A lot of people think this pisspoor excuse for a president needs more than just a scolding, but it’s a start.
Feingold’s censure resolution led to a very telling comment from Bill Frist. He said he hoped al Qaeda was not listening to the infighting. “The signal that it sends, that there is in any way a lack of support for our commander in chief who is leading us with a bold vision in a way that is making our homeland safer, is wrong.”
This is exactly how right-wingers always react to any criticism of their master. Say anything negative about the Iraqi war, and you're “demoralizing the troops” and “aiding and abetting the enemy.”
Any criticism of Bush is met with a thundering “We are at war!” Nevermind that it’s an elective, totally unnecessary war. Bush has chosen to make himself a Wartime President and this is supposed to make him immune from any disagreement or criticism.
If al Qaeda is listening in on our infighting, they’ll hear democracy in action. It’s not always pretty, but it sure beats the shit out of the fundamentalist police state they’re fighting for.
During the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973, Soviet Premiere Leonid Brezhnev was visiting the United States. Some people thought we should close down the hearings during Brezhnev’s visit so he wouldn’t see all the bickering and infighting. The hearings continued right on schedule, with the reasoning that Brezhnev should see the inner workings of a democratic government, blemishes and all.
It’s too bad the Republican Party has turned into a bunch of faceless mindless automatons.