Atlanta Out Loud

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Democrats showed just how pathetic they really are yesterday by hijacking the U.S. Senate. They have no ideas, no message, no vision, no hope. They can't even seize upon blunders of the Bush administration, so the throw a temper tantrum. They have to resort to hijinks like this to appease their slobbering base. They even have a website devoted to being stuck in the ancient past: Give 'Em Hell Harry.

Harry Reid, when making his grandiose remarks about the stunt (which by the way is the FIRST time ever that this rule has been used without notifying the other party in advance), had this to say:
"The Libby indictment provides a window into what this is really all about, how this administration manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to sell the war in Iraq and attempted to destroy those who dared to challenge its actions."
Poor Harry must have fallen asleep during Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's Press Conference last week and missed the part where Fitzgerald said:
"“This indictment is not about the war.”
What's interesting is that every main-stream-media report I saw or heard about this edited out the first part of the sentence when quoting Harry Reid. So, all the listeners heard was Harry droning on opining that "this administration manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to sell the war in Iraq and attempted to destroy those who dared to challenge its actions." Maybe the MSM is trying to cover up Harry's obvious misinformation.

The Republicans get no points for yesterday either. What did they do in response? They rolled over like submissive little schoolgirls and agreed to form a 6-Senator panel to study pre-war intelligence. Hello!??!?! Why are they playing these Democratic reindeer games? The 9/11 Commission has already studied this and issued an extensive report on it's findings which included the conclusion that intelligence information was not manipulated by the Bush Administration. That didn't serve the Democrats so well, so when they run out of ideas, they shut down the Senate and resort to all they have left: "Bush lied, people died" and we need another investigation.

What a great strategy! ... For the 2004 election, maybe... although early indications are that it won't work even back then.
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