With the new symbol of the Democratic Party:
(Hat tip: The Malcontent)
With the new symbol of the Democratic Party:
(Hat tip: The Malcontent)
Apparently, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wasn’t paying any attention to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald when he announced the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney’s then-chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby last Friday. As I noted at the time, Mr. Fizgerald stated clearly, “This indictment is not about the war.”
Today, when breaking Senate precedent by calling for a Secret Session under Senate Rule 21 without informing the leadership of the other party (in this case the Senate’s majority party), Reid acted as if Fitzgerald never spoke those words:
The Libby indictment provides a window into what this is really all about, how this administration manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to sell the war in Iraq and attempted to destroy those who dared to challenge its actions.
He must have read a different indictment than I did–indeed, different from the one everyone to the right of moveon.org has read. (Or just read a speech he had written long before the indictment was handed down.)
Paul at Powerline thinks Reid needed this special secret session “to prevent the public from witnessing the spectacle of Democrats making fools out of themselves trying to explain the connection between that indictment and pre-war intelligence on Iraq.” Reid’s antics are nothing more than a stunt, really just a temper tantrum — or perhaps a bone to the party’s left-wing activists — to deflect attention from the president’s rebound in the past few days. And from the failure of the special prosecutor to find what they wanted him to find when he investigated the “leak” of Valerie Plame’s name.
In part, Democrats are still mad that Fizgerald didn’t prove their crazy conspiracy theory about Karl Rove. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts called the Minority Leader’s stunt an “unfortunate event” which resulted in Republicans agreeing “to do what we already agreed to do.”
Democrats aren’t just upset over the non-indictment of Rove and the likelihood of Samuel Alito’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, they’re furious that the president they revile has once again seized the offensive. They must now be realizing how they failed to take advantage of the president’s late misfortune, his “past two months of much bad news and many missteps.
If Democrats had spent less time staging such media stunts as that today of Senator Reid, spent less time calling the president (& his allies) names, spent less time misrepresenting his record and put more effort into articulating their ideas and putting forward policies to address the problems facing the nation, they might have kept the president on defense. But, as Mr. Reid’s behavior today shows, they’re more interested in political theater than in public policy.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com
I just bought my copy of Michelle Malkin’s new book: Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild. Sounds like a raucous good time, never mind the fact that the front cover is awesome.
It is too bad I declined to press charges against my run in with an Unhinged Liberal during the 2004 campaign. I found out later he worked for Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham (D). I just didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the creep at the time. The police investigation lasted about a month, so I think he and his rich daddy in Virginia had a lot of sleepless nights wondering what I was going to do. Humprh! Throw a buttered biscuit at me, will ya!
Anyway, Michelle has the mugshots of some of her featured Unhinged Liberals today. She has always been a great supporter of this blog.
Excellent column from Wes Pruden of the Washington Times today!!!
The left gets what it asked for – Washington Times
California is as far from the reality where the rest of us live as you can get and still keep your feet dry. Californians think Geena Davis, the star of the new television fantasy “Commander in Chief,” really is the commander in chief. So when the ground shifted yesterday with the nomination of Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court — a solid 7 on the Richter scale — nearly everyone here wondered why that nice, sensible President Davis would have done something like that.
With all due respect to Dan and our readers from the Left Coast, I couldn’t agree more with Pruden’s impression of the detachment of that part of the country. PatriotPartner and I wondered if on 9/11 the self-absorbed California elite felt as though they were watching an action flick rather than brutal murders of 3,000 of their fellow countrymen. I still wonder that to this day. But I digress…
The early action in Washington is media skirmishing, as the players jostle and jiggle for position against the day when it will be time to lock and load. The high priests of secularism are desperate to protect the rite of abortion, which is to the noisily devout of the left what the doctrine of the Virgin Birth is to orthodox Christianity.
What a damning, but truthful statement of the current state of the Democrat Party and liberals in general. They worship the State and hold sacred a ‘rite’ which kills unborn babies. To them, the only God is the God of Government — the Almighty Power to Tax, Spend and Force People To Do What They Want.
The first volley at Samuel Alito is that he dissented when his colleagues of the 3rd Circuit declined to evict the nannies of Planned Parenthood from the bedrooms of strangers, ruling that a wife doesn’t have to tell her husband when she aborts their child. A generation ago, cries that the Democratic Party had become the party of “abortion, acid and amnesty” sank George McGovern and set up decades of Republican dominance. Acid and amnesty are but dim echoes of that vanished era, but “abortion” is the rallying cry that unites what’s left of the party of FDR, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy.
It doesn’t work. The Democrats tried to cast the ’04 presidential campaign as a referendum on “abortion rights,” and now we see how risky such a strategy can be. John Kerry, like Al Gore before him, warned that if George W. Bush was elected, he would appoint conservative men and women to the Supreme Court. How right they were. The Democrats got a president, but only in Hollywood and only for an hour once a week.
Unfortunately for the rest of America, we have to live in the real world where a global enemy is intent on mass destruction, and where the Abortion Party-Out-of-Power is intent on undermining our nation at war. My prediction — by year’s end, the real President’s poll numbers will be north of 50% again. Back in majority territory, something the last real Democrat President never had.
I mean, come on… you just can’t make this stuff up! The headline alone is like a Saturday Night Live sketch in the making!
Priest who paints nude men won’t condemn gay “marriage” – MichNews.com
The Rev. Michael Monti Parise, pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Billerica, Mass., reportedly told a parishioner that he “does not want to talk against gay ‘marriage’” – and it seems there’s a good indication why: Parise likes to paint nude men. I guess one could call him “The Full Monti” priest.
From the good Father’s webpage:
As my style has evolved I am finding that I am expressing myself in an increasingly abstact [sic] manner.
Do you think Pope Benedict will be skimming past this particular parish in his hunt for gay priests?