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Friday, June 27, 2008

“Bipartisanship” in the Moronic Monkey’s Era

By JollyRoger, reconstitution

The go-along CONgress of “Nanny” Pelosi and “Stepnfetchit” Reid has been rightly criticized for selling us out to the moronic monkey on the issue of wiretaps without warrants. Instead of exercising their constitutional obligation to put a check on the moronic monkey, the CONgress has, yet again, given him their blessing to do as he pleases. In 2006, they were given a mandate to cage the idiot, and instead they’ve taken off the leash. This CONgress, in substance, is no different from the one that preceded it.

Constitutional raping is of course a huge issue, but there is an even bigger one in the minds of most voters. In 2006, voters sent an unmistakable message when they flipped the House of Represetatives and sent several Chimpleton Senators packing. The message was a simple one; get the monkey under control. The people expected the CONgress to curb the murderous monkey and start getting our soldiers out of Iraq, a move that might even have saved our economy from the incompetent lout’s horrid fiscal mismanagement. What did “Nanny” and “Stepnfetchit” do? They rolled right on over, capitulating to every one of the spoiled simian’s demands. A Democratic CONgress has legitimized the murders and other crimes of the moronic monkey in a way that his former rubber-stamp Gopper apparatus never could have. And with this latest passage of the monkey’s latest list of demands, the CONgress has ensured that the mess will be carried over to the next Presidency.

Surely, John McCavein does not deserve to be elected President after all his kowtowing to Chimpy-but why do the Democratic “leaders” in CONgress deserve THEIR positions? Why can’t they be replaced as well? They are as responsible for Chimpy’s Reign of Error as Trent Lott or Dennis Hastert are. Is it any wonder that the present CONgress only has a 12% approval rating, given their lies in the 2006 election cycle?

George W. Bush, who has never chosen to take responsibility for addressing the mess he created in Iraq, has now been given permission by the U.S. House to finish his presidency without doing so.

After the House voted 268-to-155 to provide $162 billion in additional “emergency” funding for the Iraq war last week, Bush was effectively assured that he will be able to finish his presidency next Jan. 20 and head back to Texas without taking any steps to conclude a conflict that has killed and permanently disabled tens of thousands of Americans, killed and dislocated millions of Iraqis and destabilized one of the most complex and dangerous regions in the world.

“The president basically gets a blank check to dump this war on the next president,” says Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern, who voted against letting Bush off the hook — and against setting up a situation where the next commander in chief, be he Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain, will be “a war president.”

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, another “no” voter, explained the frustration of those who opposed a measure that ultimately passed with Republican and Democratic support by members of the House who are no more willing than Bush to take responsibility for ending a war that should never have begun.

“We have lost 4,103 of America’s best and brightest young people, another 30,000 are grievously wounded and will require care for much of their lives, and we are spending $10 billion a month in Iraq. We have built over 800 schools, nearly 5,000 water and sewer projects and over 1,000 roads and bridges — in Iraq — while gas and food prices go through the roof here, home foreclosures wreak havoc on American families, and our infrastructure is in a shambles. Enough is enough! One day of spending in Iraq would finance the entire reconstruction of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis” said Ellison, a first-term Democrat who has been meticulous about opposing moves to continue the war. “I will not vote for more American taxpayers’ money going to Iraq until that proposal contains deadlines and timetables for the safe withdrawal of our troops.”

That’s what a congressman who takes his duties seriously sounds like.

Unfortunately, that’s not what the majority of House members sound like.

The measure was opposed by 151 Democrats — including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Appropriations Committee chairman Dave Obey — and four Republicans (California’s John Campbell, Tennessee’s John Duncan, Arizona’s Floyd Flake and Texas’ Ron Paul).

Voting for the Iraq spending increase passed were 188 Republicans and 80 Democrats. The votes of those 80 pro-war Democrats were definitional If House Democrats had simply held together as a caucus, this blank check for more killing, maiming, dislocation and mass destruction would not have been written.

Unfortunately, a number of top Democrats in the House — including Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., and Chief Deputy Whip Ron Kind, a Wisconsin Democrat who has served as a point-man in the chamber for the Democratic Leadership Council – voted with the Bush administration.

Democrats were elected in 2006 to end the war in Iraq. When more than one-third of the House Democratic Caucus supports maintaining the war into the next presidency, it is not just individual Democrats but the party as a whole that is failing.

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