Saturday, July 19, 2008

When The Donothingers Actually Do Something

I happen to have missed this little bit of news. I was reading the transcript for Bill Moyers Journal for July 11, 2008 and came across this:

BILL MOYERS: And after crusading for the impeachment of Bill Clinton, conservatives pushing family values turned out to be their own worst enemies. Some of their foot soldiers in politics and the religious right were outed for adultery, stalking Capitol Hill pages, soliciting sex. Believe it or not, just the other day Senator Larry Craig, who had been arrested for lewd conduct in a public bathroom, and Senator David Vitter, a strict moralist revealed to have been a frequent customer of brothels, signed on as co-sponsors of the Republicans' Marriage Protection Amendment.
I read that, and I’m thinking what is “the Republicans' Marriage Protection Amendment”? So I googled it and found out it is that stupid amendment to ban gay marriage. Obviously my brain must still be in first gear.

Let’s take a look at who else is sponsoring this Bill:

Wayne Allard (R-CO) was named by Time magazine in 2006 as one of "America's 5 Worst Senators."

Sam Brownback (R-KS) who once, while on the Senate floor, put words in the mouth (didn’t know they had one, but how else can they speak?) of an embryo: “Are you going to kill me?”

Richard Burr (R-NC) who once said of George W. Bush: "I'm not embarrassed to vote with the president 96 percent of the time. He's right that often."

Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) who once said: "We need better intelligence. If we had better intelligence in the Civil War we'd be quoting Jefferson Davis, not Lincoln."

Mike Crapo (R-ID) who managed in 2005 to receive “more than twice as much money in donations from people in the U.S. Virgin Islands than from his home state.” He does not support health care for American Veterans, but does support guns in our parks.

James DeMint (R-SC) who once said: "If a person is a practicing homosexual, they should not be teaching in our schools." He later said he felt the same "if a single woman who is pregnant and living with her boyfriend should be hired to teach my third-grade children."
Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced HIMMAA to the Senate.

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) even racist conservatives don’t like him.

James Inhofe (R-OK) who once said: ”As I said on the Senate floor on July 28, 2003, ‘much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science.’ I called the threat of catastrophic global warming the ‘greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,’ a statement that, to put it mildly, was not viewed kindly by environmental extremists and their elitist organizations.”

Johnny Isakson (R-GA) who once said “Robert Reich, once observed ‘most minimum wage workers aren’t poor.’ He is right.” (Yes, you guessed it, Isakson is a multi-millionaire. I'd like to call him an asshole, but I'm too polite.)

Jon Kyl (R-AZ) was named by Time magazine in 2006 as one of "America's Best Senators." Go figure.

Pat Roberts (R-KS) who supposedly leaked classified intel hurting efforts to find Saddam Hussein.

Richard Shelby (R-AL) who also supposedly leaked classified information.

John Thune (R-SD) doesn’t like children.

Roger Wicker (R-MS) apparently accepted illegal campaign contributions.

Placing the importance of one or two religious issues above everything else and, because of that, voting for people like these is suicidal, to say the least.

Lastly, I would just like to say that this post was way too much work. That old saying about the do-nothing Congress appears to be true. Trying to find out what all of these guys have actually done was murder. Wayne Allard is the best example of a do-nothinger.

Why is it that when the donothingers actually do something it usually pisses me off?

2 comments - Post a comment :

Anonymous said...

And your objections to this bill are?????

We know you don't like the co-sponsors, why don't you stick to explaining your position on the bill.

God knows these men have to do so (explain their opinion) on a daily basis. That's why they're Senators and you're a blogger.

Way to go, champ.

Paul Thoreau said...

In response to:

Anonymous said...

And your objections to this bill are?????

We know you don't like the co-sponsors, why don't you stick to explaining your position on the bill.

God knows these men have to do so (explain their opinion) on a daily basis. That's why they're Senators and you're a blogger.

Way to go, champ.


In case the phrase "stupid amendment to ban gay marriage" isn't clear enough to you to explain my position on the bill, I repeat, I think it's stupid.

In response to your first question, I simply think that it is stupid.

Seriously, do you honestly think gays should be treated as second class citizens? Whatever happened to liberty and justice for all?

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