Thursday, September 21, 2006

Swift boating Their Own

Seems the armada has turned some of its swift boats around and now they are attacking their own.

“Last night on the O’Reilly Factor, former New York Senator Al D’Amato (R) and Bill O’Reilly debated Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) insistence that the U.S. follow the Geneva Conventions in its treatment of all detainees. D’Amato said McCain should receive “a pass on this” because he was “so traumatized by the events that took place” during his captivity in the Vietnam War. The trauma, D’Amato argued, put McCain in such a mental state that he was not in “a position to consider the impact of what his restrictions would do.”
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And
“Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) outspoken opposition to Pres Bush on the torture issue has elevated what was a low hum to an increasingly noisy buzz about the possibility that the freshman senator will draw a primary opponent in '08.”
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Isn't it amazing what some Republicans will do to cover bush's criminal ass?

26 Comments:

Blogger Jamie said...

It is absolutely disgusting that they seem totally unfamiliar with the word "principle". It makes you wonder about these "loyal" senators. How much did they know and when did they know it?

When we finally manage to weed this crowd out of government, the jails could get rather crowded.

September 21, 2006 5:26 AM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Sadly, it's becoming less and less amazing every day, PoP.

September 21, 2006 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Montag said...

All of this is astonishing. I hope Jamie is right and it is possible to weed them out.

I made a brief post yesterday along these same lines.

September 21, 2006 6:22 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

PoP,
I know that we try to avoid profanity on the sites we visit most frewuaently, but O'Reilly wasn't debating anything, the chickenshit. He brought D'Amato on to do just what you've suggested - note that the coward hasn't had the balls to have Graham or McCain on to "debate" the issue. And since when had D'Amato gone into the field of psychiatric trauma? Give me a break.
And Jamie, the only "principle" the assholes in the White House know is blind, stupid loyalty to their simplistic views of the world and how to deal with it. And Iraq and Afghanistan gives us a pretty god idea of how inadequate their ideasa are. I heard Frist on the Hannity show day before yesterday - the arrogant fuck was dictating terms about which version of the terrorist interrogation legislation would get passed and said McCain's would not because McCain does not have the 60 votes needed to pass legislation in the face of a filibuster. Well, the idiot doesn't either, but with all the softballs Hannity was throwing Frist while he was licking Frist's balls, neither he nor Frist pointed out that they don't have the 60 votes needed to pass the version Dumya wants, either.

September 21, 2006 6:22 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Make that "frequently" :-)

September 21, 2006 6:24 AM  
Blogger Human said...

The Repubs who are disagreeing with their Glorious Leader are doing it for the people in their home area. That includes Sen. Mcain. Let's remember that the Glorious Leader just wrote a signing statement nullifing the previous Law and Sen. Mcain let him do that without a peep.It's a facade. The "moderate" label just does not stick to Sen. Mcain. BTW - I wrote his name in 2000.

Peace.

September 21, 2006 8:36 AM  
Blogger Human said...

And ya he probably lost because I didn't spell his name correctly then either.

Peace.

September 21, 2006 8:38 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

What amazes me is that there they are, calmly "debating" torture rape and murder, in the name of the Untied States of America, and the majority of their viewers are not making the phone ring off the hook in protest! WTF is happening to our country, and how do we get these thuggs and felons out of office, nevermind behind bars where they belong?

September 21, 2006 8:40 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

While I am no longer a republican I have admired Senator Graham's stand on several issues. And I am proud to call when my senator because of his strong stand against the Maximum Ferret. The other senator my from state, Jim DeMint, is a mindless drone for whom you would expect the rednecks from my state to elect. As for a primary challenger to Senator Graham in 2008, yes the natives have been disturbed and several in this state are already positioning themselves.

September 21, 2006 8:52 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

I have mixed feelings about McCain politically, but to suggest that he's mentally enfeebled because he was a POW, is disgusting.

Worse yet, the North Vietnamese may have treated McCain better than we're currently treating our detainees. What's that say about us?

September 21, 2006 9:22 AM  
Blogger vanillabirdies said...

Things Republicans could do instead of covering bush's criminal ass:

Pick their toenails

Watch bad T.V.

Read trashy tabloids

Write to said trashy tabloids about themselves

Go for a walk

Pull all american soldiers out of Iraq (ehhh too hard)

Run Bush out of the country and then kick selves out as well or remove "stuck on dumb" chip in head

(ehhh)


The list could go on and on

September 21, 2006 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

Wow. So if you disagree with these boneheads, you must be either crazy or unworthy to hold your office. Unbe-fricken-lievable.

September 21, 2006 11:17 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

It's a crying shame the GOP picked the elephant as their mascot, ain't it? Covering that ass is hard -- it's hard work...

September 21, 2006 11:29 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

i like that one -- the elephant's ass is hard to cover

haa haa

no comments about mccain and why he continues to take bush's abuse..he is an idiot...

September 21, 2006 12:52 PM  
Anonymous karena said...

O'Reilly claimed that waterboarding was not torture on some other show. He called it just dripping water on some guys, but then bragged about how well it works. Okay, let me get this straight, you don't have to torture them to get them to talk, just drip water on them. So, why not stop the torture? Why not just put them in a shower and rub their backs with a falafel?

September 21, 2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Yeah, amazing, sick. Um, I'd better not get started.

September 21, 2006 4:02 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Personally, I like too see drug addict Limbaugh rendered and treated like he wants us to treat captives. Then he could come back on his radio station and tell us all how what was done too him wasn't torture.

Stick his fat ass on a waterboard and see how he likes it. Or maybe hook his geniteela up and shoot a few volts through him. See if he considers that torture.

I bet he would start singing before they even turned the juice on.

Well I can dream can't I, or is that now unamerican too?

God Bless all.

September 21, 2006 6:16 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

The Chimperor is scrambling to keep himself out of the dock at a later date, and he needs his regular rubber-stampers now more than ever.

This has to be particularly upsetting, given the perils that await him and his lawyer-shooting buddy.

September 21, 2006 6:50 PM  
Blogger The Beltway B@stard said...

I need a martini after all of that. May I take mine in the evening now?

September 21, 2006 7:11 PM  
Blogger Sister Mary Martha said...

Don't worry your heads about what Bill O'Reilly says. Al Queda is after him now.

September 21, 2006 7:13 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Just remember...no matter what...you are smarter than he is.

September 22, 2006 1:57 AM  
Blogger Reflections said...

Listen folks, if you think the extremeists will stop beheading our troops and torturing them when captured because of the geneva convention or our laws, guess again.Just read the history of any war and see for yourself.

September 22, 2006 4:34 AM  
Blogger Human said...

Reflect on dis - "War is a Racket".
Read the History of any War and see for yourself.

September 22, 2006 6:14 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Still trying to understand the details but it appears to me that McCain, Graham, and Warner sold out and the Maximum Ferret won. My respect for Graham is history

September 22, 2006 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey reflections:

Get a grip you dumb ass!

READ THIS! It's not about them at all; it's about what the policies you drool over will do to US!

- oddjob

September 22, 2006 2:10 PM  
Blogger Sue Woo said...

Sorry I am not anonymooseI forgot to sign in!

September 22, 2006 2:12 PM  

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