Bush says "frog", Senate jumps
The Senate voted yesterday to censure MoveOn, the government's legislative branch pitifully choosing to waste its time and resources on denouncing free speech (Remember - "they hate us for our freedoms"!).
What to make of the comments, though?
"I felt like the ad was an attack, not only on Gen. Petraeus, but on the U.S. military," Bush said. "And I was disappointed that not more leaders in the Democratic Party spoke out strongly against that kind of ad."
Um, George? Strangely enough, in spite of the activities of you and Unca "Shooter" Dick, we still live in something resembling a democracy. With opposition parties, whose constituents will sometimes, you know, OPPOSE what the people in power are doing. And they'll even stoop (STOOP I SAY!) to criticizing the military on occasion.
'Cause the military, see, is there to protect the country, not to play imperial power games. And if we pay their goddamn bills, we're their ultimate employers, and what we as a nation feel should be done needs to be taken into account.
If we feel General Petraeus' authority as a military leader is being abused to prop up a failed Iraq strategy, we have a perfect right to say so. And if the General gets personally criticized in the process, all I can say is "AWWW, POO' BABY". How can we expect him to risk his troops' lives if a mere newspaper ad gives him the vapors, after all?
(And you know what? I bet he has to "squat on the Cosmic Utensil" every now and then and actually take a crap. OOOH! How DARE I suggest he's a mere human! Censure! Censure!)
And I love this line:
GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said the amendment "gives our colleagues a chance to distance themselves from these despicable tactics, distance themselves from the notion that some group literally has them on a leash, like a puppet on a string."
Yay, we're back to those glorious HUAAC days of "Are you now or have you ever been". Why, if the Dems don't leap on the politically correct bandwagon and denounce MoveOn, we KNOW where their seditious sympathies lie, after all! Dolchstosslegend all around!
And the ever-popular Holy Joe Lieberman? How'd he vote?
why, take a frickin' guess.