Republican Race To The Bottom Continues

1 comment September 27th, 2007at 10:42pm Posted by Eli

First we have President George W. Bush, who has vowed to veto:

  • The anti-hate crimes bill which just passed the Senate 60-39. Even Lieberman voted for it, so you know it has the Centrist Stamp Of Approval.
  • Expanded healthcare for children, which passed with a veto-proof majority in the Senate, but not the House. ‘Cuz, y’know, Americans hate children almost as much as they hate terrorists, gays, and illegal immigrants.
  • A family leave rights bill which allows a wounded vet’s relatives to take time off to care for him or her. ‘Cuz, y’know, Americans hate our troops almost as much as they hate children, terrorists, gays, and illegal immigrants.

And then, of course, we have the reliably vile Rush Limbaugh, declaring that any troop who speaks out against the war is a “phony soldier.” Others have already pointed out the irony of a chickenhawk who never served calling actual soldiers and vets phonies. And the fact that this follows right on the heels of the Senate’s condemnation of MoveOn for questioning General Petraeus’s integrity (with considerably more concrete evidence to back them up, I might add).

In fact, The Left Coaster notes that one of the most prominent “phony solders,” the recently killed Omar Mora, is from Texas, represented by John Cornyn, the sponsor of the anti-MoveOn bill, and challenges Cornyn to show the same outrage for a dead constituent that he showed for a real live Republican shill.

Needless to say, I’m not holding my breath. The GOP’s disapproval for smears against the military only applies to pro-war military, because, quite frankly, most Republicans agree with Rush. Sure, it’s always bad to smear soldiers, but if they’re speaking out against the war, then they’re obviously not “real” soldiers, so they’re fair game. If we’re really lucky, some of the Republicans might even be dumb enough to say this out loud.

So, to sum up, Bush, Rush, and most of the GOP are in favor of war and hate crimes, and opposed to children and troops. Good luck with that platform in 2008, fellas.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers,War

1 Comment

  • 1. Ol'Froth  |  September 30th, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    MEanwhile, the Felonius Pill Popper has already scrubbed the offending insult from his “official” show transcript.

    What a guy!

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