It seems to me that Democrats are being a bit bitchy these days. They are like that girl you used to date, who was a complete social retard. You dumped her when you found her rifling through your sock drawer looking for some kind thing you did wrong. Now she still tracks your moves and calls each girl you date and tells her what an asshole you are. In other words, she puts a lot of effort into proving you are bad rather than say… cleaning up her own kitchen. That is the Democrat today…
The Democrats just don’t want to let go of the rhetoric that was so helpful to them throughout the election process. Screams of how Bush was breaking all the laws and was the most criminal President ever. Screams of how his administration was criminal, his Vice President was dangerous, etc. Looking beyond the fact that they are talking about Washington politicians, which is actually listed as a synonym for criminal in my thesaurus, it is amazing how many stones they seem to want to throw from their glass castle.
Enter Vermont Democrat Senator Pat Leahy. Senator Leahy wants to start a “Truth Commission”. He began pitching the idea recently saying that “the commission would not pursue criminal indictments but would launch a fact-finding mission to “learn the truth” about the Bush years.” Leahy further stated “the commission would strike the “middle ground” between those who want to prosecute Bush officials for alleged violations of civil liberties and the politicization of the Justice Department and those who want to resist any inquiries into the past eight years.”
Obviously Republicans are not warm to the idea. They get that the last 8 years weren’t the pinnacle of their party, but don’t see the need to take these steps. Even liberals are split on the notion. Some don’t think this commission would be going far enough. Others, including the President, believe that the entire thing would be simply too divisive.
I have a problem with it for several reasons. First and foremost, the idea of attempting to try a former President in the clown court that Senate Committees have become is what I would consider a dog and pony show by Democrats trying to grandstand and show some sort of moral authority that they certainly don’t possess. This commission wouldn’t be a fair and honest look at the last 8 years. It would be a witch hunt with little difference between it and the McCarthy hearings years ago.
Second of all, I am getting really sick and tired of listening to Democrats act as if they are appalled by the actions of the Republican administration over the last 8 years. It is akin to a serial rapist being disgusted by a serial killer. Perhaps they should start investigating why so many of their own party members can’t seem to pay their taxes. Perhaps they should take a good hard look in the mirror and admit that every single thing that went down over the last 8 years was done by them too. Democrats voted for the Iraq war and the Patriot Act. He used the power you gave him, and now you want to scream bloody murder.
Because here is the bottom line for all you Democrats who are going to be offended by what I say. Your party is crooked as all get out, just like the Republicans. I believe we should be forming a commission to investigate and punish every Democrat in Congress that just passed the most deceptive piece of legislation I have ever witnessed. A stimulus bill that was actually a social engineering bill. Bush just listened to our phone calls illegally, you Democrats actually stole money from us, our children, and our grandchildren. You want to investigate criminal activity, start there.
And follow that up with the act of litigating your way to a Senate seat in Minnesota, where somehow a whole bunch more votes were counted than there were voters. Yet somehow the courts determined that the votes should count. Don’t let something as silly as more votes than voters get in the way of a Democratic victory. Then we can talk about Illinois, where apparently Senate seats are for sale in the Democratic party. One hint, next time do an Ebay auction, you’ll get more money for the seat that way.
Finally, I am tired of the Democrats acting as though Bush did criminal activities because he authorized torture. Regardless of whether you agree with torture or not, it is a tough call that the President is forced to make and he made it. And that goes for all the decisions that happen in Washington. This idea that the Democrats have the moral standing to prosecute the Republicans is ridiculous.
Outside of California, Vermont is the most screwed up state in America. Did you know that in their pursuit of “rehabilitative justice”, the last years have seen them give a 90 day probation to a man convicted of systematically raping a little girl every Sunday for 4 years. That same judge gave a 5 year prison sentence to someone for stealing a candy bar. True story. That is criminal. And Leahy, as the Senator from Vermont, can be held just as responsible for that as Bush can for the things that happened during his administration.
So when I hear Senator Leahy, from one of the most f’d up states in America, stating that he want to use taxpayer money to go on a Republican witch hunt and parade former administration officials in front of Democrats in Congress in order to be chastised and degraded, I say no. Go to Hell, Senator Leahy. You are the epitome of what is wrong with Congress. Hypocritical asshole. Texas Republican Lamar Smith said it best: “For all their talk about change, House Democrats just can’t seem to move on from their party line of blaming Bush. They’ve developed an unhealthy fixation on re-fighting lost battles, even at the expense of the American taxpayer.”