Friday, August 10, 2007

Regularly Scheduled Commemorative Friday (for the G.O.P.) Was Almost Canceled

I almost discontinued my once-a-week series to celebrate the residues of the once-great Republican Party .

This was because of the unanimous Republican support in the Senate and the House of Representatives for Bush's so-called The Protect America Act. Only one conclusion is possible. What passes for the old Republican Party is nothing other than detritus and roadkill marking the path of the Wehrmacht which they have so imprudently installed and slavishly supported in the White House. Except . . .

Except for the fact that the Republican vote for the shredding of our Constitution was not unanimous. Two Congressmen stood up against shredding our American Constitution. They were Reps







Timothy V. Johnson of Illinois and Walter Jones of North Carolina

Walter Jones once was a Democrat, and switched after 1994. Early a supporter of Bush's invasion of Iraq, he initiated the Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast idea. Could he switch back again? He is right on Iraq, right on trade, and right on FISA.

If only more Republicans could think for themselves like Johnson and Jones, America would be better off.

That's all I have to say in behalf of Republicans this week. The way I figure it, 22% of the Democrats in Congress may have voted in favor of shredding the Constitution, but 99% of the Groveling and Obsequious Publicans followed their dear decider's direction.

'Nuff said.

8 Moderated Comments:

Blogger TomCat said...

There appears liddle doubt to me that the neocons and theocons completely rule the GOP roost.

Off topic... There's a surprise waiting for you at my place.

8/10/2007 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Yes I agree with you TomCat. The NeoCons do rule and that's why our country is so screwed up!

8/10/2007 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger M.D. said...

After all this time and they are still marching in lockstep - with only two defections - that's bad.

8/10/2007 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Could you imagine how the Repubs would have acted if some Democrat had proposed the Protect America Act?

8/12/2007 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger GetaLife-ReadUrNews said...

Retraction of the week:

Romney regrets saying,

``One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president,''

8/13/2007 07:16:00 AM  
Blogger Messenger said...

This is too reminiscent of yesteryears in Vietnam to pass up.

Remember Bush being AWOL from National Guard, "performing equivalent duty" in Alabama by working on the Senate campaign of Winton M. Blount? Remember Cheney's five deferments because, in his words, "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service."

8/13/2007 08:14:00 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Vigilante, according to Louis Black, you should knock off this bipartisan stuff. Black asks,

What's worse than Democrats and Republicans?

ANSWER:

Democrats and Republicans working together.

8/13/2007 05:32:00 PM  
Blogger Yellow Dog said...

Lifer, here's More on Romney

8/13/2007 06:22:00 PM  

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