Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Problem with 'Rebellion'

The NYT has an article up today about how the vote yesterday in the House to nix the Dubai Port deal (over a threatened Bush veto) constitutes out and out rebellion.

They also cite Senatorial squeamishness with the warrantless wiretapping program as further proof of a Republican revolt over Bush's signature issue--security.

Here's the problem with this analysis: it's full of shite.

There is no proof that any congressional Republican anguish over any Bush-led anything has resulted in any actual oversight or control.

Remember the Medicare Drug Coverage debacle? Did you hear about any penalties for the open bribery held on the floor, or the three-hour vote that it took to pass the damn thing? Surely you jest.

The absolutely horrid response to Katrina. Get real.

What about the several billion dollars missing in Iraq. Yeah right.

Even the 'outrage' over the wiretapping issue has completely and utterly melted away.

I mean, you could go on and on and on and on and on and, well you get the point. Nothing ever comes out of Republican outrage. Except for more cover for the white house. And there are some Democrats who absolutely aid and abet this, but if there were solid majorities in one or the other house, we'd be looking at impeachment articles by now.

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