Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Temper, temper!

It's been a bad week. No, I don't mean for Dubya like some seem to think, but for the Lefty Loons.

Harriet Miers (whom the Loons seemed to absolutely love) withdraws her name from U.S. Supreme Court consideration. Dubya, they believe, has been damaged by it. "Don't you go nominating any of those originalists now," they warn, "or we'll have a hissy fit. And you can't afford that 'cause even your own conservatives hate you, now. So, ha!" The following Monday Dubya announces his nomination of Samuel Alito, a jurist who is everything Miers was not.

The Lefty Loons think Fitzmas is going to give them all they've ever dreamed of: dozens of indictments. Rove, Cheney and Bush either resigning or on the way out the door. Behind bars. Instead, some guy named Scooter that no one ever heard of gets gets five "Martha Stewart" indictments. Nothing on the Plamegate fabrications that the MSM has been helping them for over two years pass off as truth.

Ronnie Earle's two indictments, neither one looking particularly solid from the start, against Tom Delay are looking more feeble with each day that passes, and now the judge the Lefty Loons were sure would preside over the case isn't, after it's revealed he's been contributing to one of the Lefty-Loon organizations taking aim Delay in the first place.

So how do you handle all these disappointments? Easy. Make yourself look even more like Loon, of course! Throw a temper tantrum!

And if you're Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, you can throw a big one. You shut down the Senate's business completely by enacting a seldom-used rule for closed sessions. Oh, it's been used before but not often and any Senator can request it. But, there's a traditional courtesy involved. You let the other side know and the closed session is scheduled. Instead, surprise!

Reid demanded the Senate go into closed session. With a second by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the public was ordered out of the chamber, the lights were dimmed, senators filed to their seats on the floor and the doors were closed.
The cameras were ready and rolling when Reid, flanked by Chuck Shumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill), came out.

As Reid spoke, Majority Leader Bill Frist met in the back of the chamber with a half-dozen senior GOP senators, including Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, who bore the brunt of Reid's criticism. Reid said Roberts reneged on a promise to fully investigate whether the administration exaggerated and manipulated intelligence leading up to the war.
Later, voice shaking, Roberts let Reid have it.

I haven't been able to find a transcript (If anyone stumbles across it, please drop the link in a reply.) of what Roberts said, so all I have is memory which may not be completely accurate. Even if it isn't, I think it's close enough.

That investigation Reid's talking about? Roberts (R), Intelligence Committee Chairman, said it's been done since May but the committee still hasn't been able to finalize and release it. The delay?

The Democrats. Those who've been quoted in it saying Saddam had WMD can't seem to find the time to verify they made those statements and if they did, what the basis for their statement was, or even deny that they made the statements attributed to them.

They keep begging off, Roberts said, because they have so many other pressing things to attend to.


Blogger GUYK said...

I think this temper tantrum by Reid is goona backfire on him. The donks are tring to generate public opinion against the GOP but what they can't get through their heads is that although the public is fed up with the GOP the public doesn't see the donks as an option. Hell, I don't like the way the country is headed but I don't want the damn socialist democrats taking it down hill even faster than he damn RINOs are doing it.

I think Alito will get the confirmation and if there is a filibuster I think the public is going to demand the nuke option to stop a filibuster.

I don't particularly like the idea of using the nuke option but I also don't like the idea of a bunch of socialists ditating from a minority position.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Asbestos Dust said...

Bush has been listening to too many Washington insiders and spin doctors, and has made the fatal mistake of attempting to get along with the left.

However, he seems to have cleared his head and begun to recover, returning to the roots that got him elected: Telling the left that he's gonna suit himself, and they should go fuck themselves and write him a ticket if they don't like it.

Now, if he'll just get up on his hind legs and tell Tehran that he's about to turn them into a glass sheet as an example to the Koreans, and that the Euros can just kiss our ass if they don't like it, he'll be back in the good graces of those who actually count.

The left can get on with being a bunch of sulky, whining buttwipes, which is their designated role in life. As with tapeworms, swamp slugs, and leeches, someone has to do it, and the left is congenitally suited to the project.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

I don't see why the Dems can't get it together and focus on finding a candidate to put up for '08 who's militarily tough and also pro-choice, pro-gay and all the stuff I like. WHAT IS SO FREAKIN' HARD ABOUT THAT?!?!?!?

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's what the Dems don't understand. The Senate was in session dealing with deficit spending. A subject that is current and is on the peoples mind. Then they pull this stunt and want to talk about PRE-war intelligence. We've been at war for 2 1/2 years. They have looked at PRE-war intelligence 6 or 7 times. How about showing some AT-war intelligence. And we don't care what Scooter was telling Miller about what Plame knew about what Wilson was writing in the NY Times. We don't care! The train has left the station and the Dems are not on board.

4:49 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

I don't think it was something Dubya picked up once he got to DC, AD. Remember, part of his campaign for the 2001 election was that as Texas governor he'd been a uniter not a divider, and that was the foundation for his accomplishments there. After he was elected, he tried the same thing. The first example that comes to mind is Ted Kennedy's major involvement with "No Child Left Behind." Ah, such happy smiles! Bi-partisanship! Next think you know, Kennedy's calling it a disaster and it's all Dubya's fault. That's happened time and time again, so often perhaps he's finally learned a lesson.

Yeah, Guy, I think Reid's stunt is going to backfire. Then again, a lot of the stunts the Lefty Loons have pulled have, not that you see it in the media often. Dems crossed party lines in 2004 and some, like I'd done years before, are doing their own "Not in my name!" thing and changing party affiliations.

(Oh, Guy? Meet Asbestos Dust. AD, Guy (Charming, Just Charming). I have a strange suspicion you two will hit it off.)

5:08 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

That's the exact image the Hilderbeast is trying to create with her latest makeover, Paula.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous William Oliver said...

Roberts has put out a statement at


10:37 PM  
Blogger GUYK said...

NEOLIBERTARIANS may be your answer Paula and maybe for the rest of you also. So far the movement is making more sense than either the donks or rinos

8:23 AM  
Blogger GUYK said...

NEO LIBSI don't think the link took but this is it.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

You go girl.

8:50 AM  

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