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Like many of you, I am utterly livid about today's vote in the Senate condemning Move On's "Betray Us" ad.  In a matter of a week, the slumberous Senate managed rouse itself to condemn Move On's exercize of free speech rights via a bought and paid for advertisement in a newspaper. Yet, in six years, the Senate has yet to lift so much as a legislative finger to condemn, much less stop, the blatantly illegal acts of this administration. Rather, they've been endorsing and encouraging those violations with Military Commission Acts and FISA amendments.

I dare say that there hasn't been as blatant and direct an interference with the rights of the American people by a legislative body since Terri Schiavo. And this time, the trespass is on the Democrat's watch.

Specifically, I blame those abominable Senators who voted in favor of this atrocity. Like those who voted for Terri Schiavo. And the Alito Confirmation. And the Military Commissions Act. And, more recently, the FISA amendments. By all of these votes, and no doubt others, these Senators have failed in their duty, their sworn oath, to "uphold and defend the Constitution."  And that alone makes them unfit for further service in office. May Move On raise money for primary challengers and run ads against these all of these incumbents. They all deserve no less.

For myself, I hold all of these Senators, the Democratic ones in particular, in nothing short of unmitigated scorn. Like Bush, none of these Senators have ANYTHING to say that I care to listen to. Its all lies and lame excuses anyway. Like the Republicans, they are betrayers of our democracy, endorsing and enabling utter tyranny and the erosion of the rights of the American people. Such men and women do not deserve to be treated as credible leaders.

These are the Vichy Democrats, and they have reared their cowardly heads once again to chastise the views and thwart the dreams and aspirations of their own supporters, in service of the most mendacious administration to darken the halls of the White House. Oh, and lest we forget, by doing so they only help prolong Mr. Bush's War.

Harry Reid ought to be thrown overboard as leader for allowing such an abomination to come to the floor. And all the Senators who actually voted for this betrayal of a resolution have demonstrated their utter disregard for the Constitution they are sworn to uphold, specifically the First Amendment. They've already shown their disdain for the Fourth, so what's one more constitutional transgression among friends? Regardless, that's just the sort of thing that I cannot forgive in anyone seeking elective office in the United States. There are lines that should not be crossed. And they have crossed it. Again. And Again. And Again.

So, the Senate has spoken. Now, it is our turn:

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Originally posted to My Philosophy on Thu Sep 20, 2007 at 01:48 PM PDT.

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  •  Ain't Gonna Happen - (0+ / 0-)

    When you can find a new batch of chumps every election cycle.

  •  Vote was only 25 against... (1+ / 0-)
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    This means 20 plus dems felt they needed to distance themselves from this ad for their own political survival.

    I don't know whether Reid could have prevented this, since there was a veto proof majority.  As much as I was against the ad, felt it was couter procuctive and stupid, the Senate's action is even worse.

    This ad strenthened the Republicans.  And this Senate Bill hurts the Democrats and divides us.  All quite sad.

    Before this afternoon’s vote on the Feingold-Reid plan, the Senate voted by 72 to 25 to condemn an advertisement by the liberal antiwar group MoveOn.org in The New York Times on Sept. 10 that accused Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander in Iraq, of betrayal

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    •  Obama Isn't going for it (0+ / 0-)

      "The focus of the United States Senate should be on ending this war, not on criticizing newspaper advertisements. This amendment was a stunt designed only to score cheap political points while what we should be doing is focusing on the deadly serious challenge we face in Iraq. It's precisely this kind of political game-playing that makes most Americans cynical about Washington's ability to solve America's problems. By not casting a vote, I registered my protest against this empty politics. I registered my views on the ad itself the day it appeared.
      "All of us respect the service of General Petraeus and all of our brave men and women in uniform. The way to honor that service is to give them a mission that is responsible, not to vote on amendments like the Cornyn amendment while we continue to pursue the wrong policy in Iraq."

      I would have preferred if he would have not voted or voted present on Boxer's bullshit resolution too.

      Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. ..John F. Kennedy

      by irishamerican on Thu Sep 20, 2007 at 03:20:59 PM PDT

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