Monday, 24 August 2009

So the GOP wants an alley fight?

Compare and contrast the kiddie version of law and order, and the grownup version.

1. A Republican Congressman is yelping that he may launch yet another doomed lawsuit against Obama regarding his birth certificate.


2. The Attorney General has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA’s illegal use of torture. Also Obama is reopening an FBI investigation which Bush blocked, regarding the massacre of prisoners in Afghanistan, a war crime. It is not impossible that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzalez, Wolfowitz and others could be subpoenaed, indicted….

Hey, Republicans! Obama didn’t want to declare war on the GOP, and spend four years investigating Bush’s crimes. He wanted to move on, to build a new post-partisan world. But you Republicans weren’t interested. Obama extended the hand of bipartisanship to you, and you tried to chop it off with an axe, time after time after time, on the stimulus package, on health care, even on the Somali pirate case. You attacked him with lies, you sent armed goon squads to his speaking engagements, you called him an alien, a traitor, and Nazi….And the whole country saw it – that’s why support for the Republican party outside the South is below ten percent.

You people didn’t really think through what it means, when you dare a popular sitting President to take the gloves off and fight bare-knuckle.

So: you want war to the knife, you got it. After we ram health reform down your throats and indict half the Bush administration for war crimes, we’ll go into all of the other crimes of the Bush crime family: outing Valerie Plame, violating Congress’s prerogatives by lying to them to get us into a war, blackmailing Congress into funding unnecessary troop deployments, defying subpoenas, using illegal signing statements and administrative actions, perverting the executive branch into a partisan political weapon, illegally prosecuting Democratic politicians and firing Democratic attorneys, directing government offices to spread dishonest political propaganda, failing to uphold Article II responsibilities by keeping or financial system safe or enforcing product safety laws, sending thugs to disrupt officials from counting votes while screaming “don’t count the votes!”, trying to convert the Vice Presidency into a fourth branch of government with no oversight, violating the prerogatives of the courts by defying orders to preserve emails and concealing evidence, illegal spying and secret prisons and torture, keeping innocent people behind bars indefinitely…

You wanted partisan warfare? Welcome to the sawdust ring, try not to step in the blood.

By the time Obama is done prosecuting your crimes and ripping your party to shreds, you will face yet another bloodbath at the polls in November 2010. And assuming you insist on nominating a wingnut airhead like Palin in 2012, your doom is assured.

I’m sure you guys think you’re tougher than Obama. Hillary and McCain thought the same thing. Look how well that turned out.

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