Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Democrats: The Party of Peace

The Commissar does something I've been thinking about doing for a while, but which I haven't gotten around to because I'm far too lazy. It's good to have comrades who do the work for you.

It's a list of violent or harassing actions against Bush supporters/GOP targets. Way to show how classy you are, guys.

Update: The Commissar again beats me to the punch with this fisking (which apparently is not a fisking because Commissar does not fisk). Here's the, ah, "ruble quote" from the non-fisking fisking:

"The Dems introduced the measure 'as a way to protest the war.' But of course, to bring a piece of legislation to the floor of the House for such purpose must not be confused with a 'cynical political ploy.' Nyet. That is what you call it if someone actually tries to bring your fear-mongering bill to a vote ... and even Charlie Rangel the author of the bill, votes against it. Got it? Rangel introduces a bill that is so bad that even he votes against it. He undeniably introduced it to make a political point, but should the House leadership force the thing to a vote, well ... that is a 'cheap political ploy.'"

Excellent work, comrade.

Update within an update: According to Rusty Shackleford (who has a link round-up on this), the L.A. Times headline on the story is "Republicans Glad to Lose on Bill to Start New Draft." I didn't double-check that because it requires registration.

Wow. Just wow. How, exactly, is this a Republican loss? The bill was sponsored by a Democrat. It was sponsored to add fuel to anti-Republican rumors. It was vigorously opposed by Republicans. It was brought to a vote by Republicans for the express purpose of defeating the crap out of it. The only two people who voted for it were Democrats.

And this is a Republican loss?

According to another LATimes article, hot snow falls upwards.