Thursday, May 25, 2006

They Don't Seem to Like It When They're Bent Over

Regardless of the apparent guilt of Congress Rep. William Jefferson, when the FBI swept into his office in the dead of night and tore up the joint looking for evidence, his colleagues in the Congress balked.
Suddenly, privacy has become an issue for Congress.
Yes, they can sleep through illegal wire taps and various other invasive actions foisted upon the American public, but now that Bush's fascist demand for power has entered their offices, they are complaining.

Well, they can suck it up like the rest of us.

When they allowed Bush to sidestep laws and make a record number of signing statements on bills that basically say Bush isn't obligated to follow any of them- this is what they get.
Bush has never vetoed a bill because he doesn't care what the bills contain. He does whatever he wants, and Congress has helped him achieve that level of arrogance.

The Congress and the Senate have been incredibly naive to think that Bush's goon squad wouldn't eventually get to them.
Now that he has-- sic semper tyrannis, MoFo's.


Lulu Maude said...

Does this sudden interest in the rights of Congress coincide with the news that Hastert is being investigated?

Oh, of course not.

Never mind.

Karen Zipdrive said...

...Like the GOP controlled Congress would give a damn about Jefferson's rights...
You hit the nail on the head. Hastert noticed what the goon squad did to Jefferson and he probably thought, "Holy shit! I'm in trouble."
These Capitol crooks don't lift a finger unless whatever it is effects THEM.
I hope Hastert's office gets tossed just as hard as Jefferson's.
Fuck these clowns.

dusty said...

Do you know that our Asshat-in-chief has quietly suspended the accounting requirements for big corporations,which btw was instituted by Clinton's admin. I read it today on Alternet. Why the fuck would he do that? The whole secrecy thing is so out of control now..

Hastert is under the microscope,his interests are purely personal in his supposed "outrage" against Jefferson.It's as plain as the nose on my face..or his..I ain't particular :p

Lulu Maude said...

Read Molly Ivins' Shrub for the forewarnings on all these shenanigans. Published in 2000... not that anybody was paying attention.


BigSis said...

I heard them brag recently that Bush hasn't had to veto one single bill. Turns out what they do in lieu of a veto is just interpret the bill/law to say what they want. So if the law says the sky is blue, the administration says the law says its red. Cagey, eh?

But as the Republican guru, Ronald Reagan, said "reality is whatever you perceive it to be."

The Educated Eclectic said...

But now Bush has sealed the records for 45 days, I just read? Will he make special deals for congress? said...

The erosion of our liberties is blatantly evident to those who once thought that theirs were inescapable intact and protected.

I believe I heard Rush Limbaugh on this subject some time after we learned what was REALLY in the Patriot Act saying something to the tune of: "If you've got nothing to hide, what's the big deal?"

This was shortly before he got busted for doc shopping and outed for his addiction to perscription drugs.

Karen Zipdrive said...

What Bush does in lieu of the veto is to issue a "signing statement" at the bottom of each bill, basically saying he may or may not use executive priveledge in whether he plans to follow the law set forth in the bill.
He's done this more than 700 times-more than any president in history.

Doggo, I loved that bit about Limbaugh. So true.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I read Shrub in 2000- but I didn't have to read a book to know that Bush was an imbecile with a mean streak.