Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, July 02, 2007

Watch What They Do, Not What They Say

The more things change…Every day we have another prominent Republican speaking out against Bush and Iraqmire. And every time there's another vote in Congress, they all march in lockstep and vote in favor of whatever Bush wants. This is getting old.

These two-faced assholes seem to think they can keep fooling the American people by acting “moderate” in public and then privately voting for everything Bush wants. The scary part is, maybe they can. Maybe our Paris Hilton-obsessed American Idol-addled population doesn’t notice.

Sure it’s nice to have all these tell-all books getting published, with one former Bush henchman after another coming out and telling us what it was like working for those douchebags. And it’s great that Hagel, Specter, Lugar, Voinovich — among others — have publicly criticized the Bush Administration.

But what does it all add up to? A vote to reduce funding for Iraqmire — Defeated. A no-confidence vote against Electrodes Gonzales — Down in flames. Eliminating funding for the vice president’s executive office budget (a logical decision since Cheney is claiming he's above the law because he ISN'T part of the executive branch) — Defeated. Etc.

And now there'll be a vote on whether to close Guantanamo Bay by cutting off funding. Three guesses on how the invertebrates will vote.

We The People spoke out last November. We put the Democrats in charge of the House and Senate because we've had enough of this shit. Democrats are in charge now, more and more Republicans are speaking out against the Bush Administration — and what’ve we got to show for it?

Congress — 535 people, four spines.

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Blogger Lizzy said...

My hope is that the public is paying attention and that they'll remember how their elected douchebags voted on these matters, and then vote them out of office.

July 2, 2007 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lizzie: That's my hope too. If enough people pay attention and vote accordingly, maybe politicians won't keep getting away with just dropping a few platitudes and then going about their business as usual.

July 2, 2007 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

The Republicans are notorious for counting on Americans apathy and ignorance, to cover their tracks. The lead up to the Iraq War, the "clean" skies initiative etc. make that apparent. I share your hope that people are paying attention for a change.

July 2, 2007 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Hey guys they never do what they say and I would like to see them impeached

July 2, 2007 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Leo: Yeah, this is just more Republican smoke and mirrors. "Clear skies," "healthy forests" and now pretending to be against the Bush administration while still voting for everything Bush asks for. Hopefully the public will start noticing.

Holly: Yes they definitely deserve to be impeached.

July 2, 2007 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

Hell yeah I mean what the hell, you've got senators who try and shoot for public brownie points and then behind closed doors they pander to the idiot'n'chief!!!

July 2, 2007 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Damien: Yup, that's exactly what they're doing -- brownie points in public and then pandering to the idiot behind closed doors. They can't keep getting away with this.

July 2, 2007 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Mile High Pixie said...

I too have become frustrated with the new Congress. How can they not stick up for the things we value, that we voted them in to do? Argh!

July 2, 2007 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Here is the question Bush and his staff of neocon yes men pondered all weekend. It is very telling:

President Bush is holding private meetings "over sodas and sparkling water" in which he asks trusted advisers -- "Why does the rest of the world seem to hate America? Or is it just me they hate?"

Either he has no clue, or just doesn't care.

I choose the later.

July 2, 2007 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mile High Pixie: It isn't very encouraging when a new party takes over Congress and nothing changes. "Argh!" is right.

Larry: I think it's both. He's clueless and he doesn't give a flying fuck anyway.

July 2, 2007 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Bush has so much power, he doesn't really have to care if the world hates him or not... although I doubt that he is capable of caring about anything much but himself anyway.

Brownie points in public, Brown-Nosing behind closed doors.

July 2, 2007 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

With the spineless dems in charge of CONgress, Chimpy can rest assured he won't have too much choppy weather as he sails straight to Armageddon.

July 2, 2007 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I'm sure Bush doesn't give a flying fuck what anyone thinks of him (except for his fellow Haves and Have-Mores). But at some point Congress and the public will have to stand up to him. I just don't know what that point will be.

July 2, 2007 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: I hope you're wrong about that but I'm afraid you're right.

July 2, 2007 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

It seems like some of these guys are playing chicken with the whole Iraq issue. However, if Petraeus gives a truthful report in September I think what support Bush has left will collapse.

Of course, where does that leave the collection of idjits vying for the GOP nomination?

July 3, 2007 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J. Marquis: Yup, that's exactly what they're doing, playing chicken with the Iraq issue. I hope they'll all collapse like a house of cards after Petraeus' report in September. But then I've spent 6 years hoping that each Bush scandal would bring him down and it keeps not happening.

July 3, 2007 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Right now we just dont have enough Democrats in office to make a true difference.

We need at least a vote of 60 just to get most things done in the Senate and the Congress needs more also.

We must over come the 08 elections and insure that our votes are counted to make a change.

July 4, 2007 at 1:32 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: True, we need more Democrats in office. But the ones we already have (plus whoever we get in the future) need to rediscover their spines and the fact that their constituents are real people and not a few corporations and lobbyists. Both parties are hopelessly corrupt; the Democrats just aren't quite as bad.

July 4, 2007 at 2:05 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I concur and I think if Pelosi and Reid can't handle the task, then someone else should take over as majority leaders.

July 4, 2007 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: I concur with that. Those 2 need to do what they have to do, or they need to get out of the way.

July 4, 2007 at 5:22 PM  

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