“Enemy Combatants” vs. A “Power Grab”
Everybody seems to be writing about yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on Gitmo prisoners. So I guess the Court was saying that you can’t just transfer a prisoner away from American soil, redefine him as an “enemy combatant” and — Presto! His legal rights have all disappeared.
Why should common people have legal protections anyway? What are they trying to hide? Some gang of moonbats in England started this whole “legal rights” business about nine hundred years ago, and liberals are still whining about it.
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The above-mentioned White House Mascot sure is pissed. “
Anyway, this sure is a popular subject right now. It’s fun to watch rightwing bloggers and pundits getting into a mass pantytwist.
Yahoo! News has an opinion column titled “An Inexplicable Power Grab.” That’s as good a description as any. The Worst President Ever wants to eavesdrop on all of us, he’s been trying to merge government and Christianity into one big happy police state, and whenever Congress passes a law that Bush isn’t 100% happy with, he castrates it with a “signing statement.”
If anything, “Power Grab” is an understatement. But it’ll do.
This “Power Grab” opinion column was written by Richard Samp of the Washington Legal Foundation. He’s saying that…hmmm…huh?…WTF??? No way! You’re not gonna believe this, but when this asshole says “power grab” he’s referring to the Supreme Court decision itself; and not Bush‘s Reign of Error. Ooooookay.
So, let’s get this straight now. Bush has spent the last seven and a half years transforming himself into an unaccountable powerdrunk wannabe dictator. And that’s just hunky dory. But when the Supreme Court tries to put just the teensiest little restraint on our spoiled megalomaniac, it’s a “power grab.” Who is this douchebag?
Oh. Check out some of these links and you’ll understand. The Washington Legal Foundation is another one of those rightwing organizations dedicated to government secrecy, squelching of individual rights, corporate unaccountability and other cherished conservative principles.
cross-posted at Bring It On!