Friday, March 18, 2005

Shameless Demagoguery 

Showing they have no sense of decency, prominent Republicans in the U.S. Congress have insinuated themselves into the Schiavo case. Trying to use congressional subpoenas in the fashion they're using them has got to be a new low in constitutional interpretation or lack thereof. Put simply, Congress cannot act as part of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches all at the same time -- which is what they're trying to do. Furthermore, we keep hearing about how all of this is coming from the U.S. House. It's not, these subpoenas are coming from the crazy leadership of one House and one Senate committee.

I guess I'd feel differently about all of this if I really thought these folks were doing this because they thought it was the right thing to do, not because they hoped their demagoguery would distract us all from the scandal that is currently engulfing Tom DeLay or Bush's low 40s approval ratings or Bush's DOA Social Security Destruction Plan.

And judging from what I'm hearing on CNN, it certainly is cranking up the fundies and creating a lot of sound and fury with the knuckle-dragging crowd. If these folks really cared about life, they wouldn't have all so blithely signed on to this disaster in Iraq that has probably already killed more than 100,000 people, including more than 1,500 American soldiers.

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