Spineless Democrats * Mullahs and Reverends * NCCC Program Facing the Axe, the Bush Axe*
Will the Democrats ever recover from being gun shy about 9/11 and the president's exploitation of it ? Senator Feingold's speech on March 13th, calling for a resolution to censure
President Bush has caused turmoil in and outside the Beltway. The Democrats sat on their hands. "Many Democrats, while sympathetic to Feingold's maneuver, appeared to be distancing themselves from his resolution yesterday, wary of polls showing that a majority of Americans side with the president on wiretapping tactics."
NCCC, The Axe Man Cometh
Excerpts from the speech
by Senator Feingold (D-Wis):
*Mad Mullahs ....and Reverends
- "The President authorized an illegal program to spy on American citizens on American soil, and then misled Congress and the public about the existence and legality of that program. It is up to this body to reaffirm the rule of law by condemning the President's actions."
- All of us in this body took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and bear true allegiance to the same. Fulfilling that oath requires us to speak clearly and forcefully when the President violates the law. This resolution allows us to send a clear message that the President's conduct was wrong.
No dispute about the fact that there are fanatics among the muslims. Fanatics exist among followers of all religions. There are times when one gets the feeling that perhaps Islam generates more fanatics than other faiths. Christianity has its share of them. When Rev. Pat Robertson
called muslims "crazed fanatics" he conveniently forgot about himself. If anyone deserves to be in a padded cell it is Rev. Robertson. Pitiful, his efforts to draw attention to himself. The only way he can do so is by issuing outrageous statements. "Outspoken US Christian evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson has accused Muslims of planning world domination, and said some were "satanic". On his live television programme, The 700 Club, he said radical Islamists were inspired by "demonic power". A US religious liberty watchdog called the comments "grossly irresponsible".
"This week, the House Appropriations Committee is submitting its priorities for the 2007 budget. The Republican members, who have supported the NCCC for years, might pause over the program’s grave and recall all of the speeches they gave after 9/11 extolling the virtues of national service. “These are good kids from around the country who are dedicating time to help America,” President Bush said of the program he is now trying to end. Now it’s up to the rest of us to dedicate some time to trying to save it