Thursday, May 11, 2006
Scarborough Goes Ballistic
Oh my Lord. Joe Scarborough is going ballistic over the USA Today news story about NSA mining the phone records of at least 200 million Americans.
"This is an imperial president!" He growled.
And that's what a GOPer had to say on the subject.
Here are a few more quotes from our public servants.
And CBC has this quote from Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont:
Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, vowed to summon the phone companies that reportedly have cooperated with the NSA - AT&T, Verizon Communications and BellSouth - to explain "exactly what is going on."
A Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, warned of a "major constitutional confrontation" over the program, and said it might create a "growing impediment" to Hayden's confirmation.
It is our government, our government. It is not one party's government. It's America's government. Those who are running it, entrusted with great power have a duty to answer to Americans and answer to the American public about what they are doing," said Patrick Leahy, Democratic senator from Vermont.Can't wait to see the next poll number for our Commander in Chief; and all this talk of conservatives abandoning the sinking ship that is the Bush administration because of this or that, forget about it. It's all hogwash!
The major reason is that conservatives cannot cotton a loser. That's why they despise the poor saps who fall on the economic short stick; and vote for the GOP ticket of megatax cuts for the super, super rich. They can vicariously join the winning rich team; and delusionally fancy themselves shades apart from the underdogs, even when only a mere paycheck away from them.
Oh yes, they'll accept stagnant wages, loss of jobs, lousy health care, poor schools, nonexistent tax cuts, but what they WILL NOT accept is a loss.
What this means is that they'll stay home in November. No way, no how will they be a part of any losing team; and after the Democrats take over the House and Senate, do a little digging around and show the country the merry making of the last five years at the White House, expect poor Joe to truly go ballistic.
Did Bush really think people were going to be Ok with this?
I never watch Scarborough but from now on I will start to tune in.
I want to see that vein on his forehead pop. :)