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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