Folks, this isn't pretty.
Repeat after me: WE ALLOWED A COUP IN 2000!
Everything, hear me well, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, flows from the coup of 2000.
It was a coup. Now that the dictator has nominated a friend who will give him the full protection he may likely require going forward. I hope we can include in some of our discussions this salient historic point.
Armando, I'm speaking to you, dear friend. You have the bully pulpit.
I'm reading wicked diaries today on Kos, about James Dobson and Karl Rove. As I read, I wonder will our Democratic servants--they are OUR fucking servants, continue to feel too timid and intimidated to subpoena Mr. Dobson at the Miers confirmation hearings.
Will they demand answers from Ms. Miers about the military service Mr. Bush avoided then lied about? Friends, Ms. Miers assisted him in deceiving the American people about this.
Perhaps a question on Bush vs. Gore. Mr. Schumer, Mr. Leahy, Ms. Feinstein, I'm talking to you! E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G, after all, is about Bush vs. Gore. We wouldn't be having this discussion if it weren't for Bush vs. Gore!
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Think about Ms. Miers for a moment. Just use your common sense. If she is anything, she is another loyal Bush sycophant. She is, for all intents and purposes, nothing more than the house counsel for the Bush Crime Family.
So I ask myself, would I want John Gotti's lawyer appointed to a lifetime position on the SCOTUS?
I think Ms. Miers is worse than stealth. Mr. Bush made this guarantee. From his lips, he promised the true believers that Ms. Miers would be the same person in 20 years as she is today! I HOPE NOT. This proves that she is the worst sort of extremist. An extremist who cannot and will not grow, change, develop or evolve.
Mr. Roberts is equally dangerous but he has been hailed as one of the greatest legal scholars of his generation. Someone made the point that there is a small chance that scholarship and deep thought will trump ideology as far as Mr. Roberts is concerned. Not so Ms. Miers.
We allowed a coup in 2000.
The coup is now both flowering and fighting for its life. The historical narrative of countries ruled by governments brought to power in a coup is not promising. If we can extrapolate from what other nations have endured, we are in for a long and difficult struggle.
Yes, in a profound sense, I allowed this to happen and so did we all. But little did I dream that our nation would be on life support a little over fours years into this cataclysm.