Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Elephant in the Room

8 comments:

TravisG said...

Ha! I just posted the same cartoon. It's one of his better ones.

sideshow bob said...

I am, at the moment, mad as hell, because I just heard on NPR that the Senate Intelligence Committee voted not to investigate the domestic spying program. They vote went along party lines (surprise, surprise). Apparently, it will be ok for the President to break the law, as long as he lets the committee know about it.

Thrillhous said...

Yeah, I figured we'd seen the last of congress pretending to provide oversight on the spying stuff. I think Digby noted how the "serious" republicans in congress love to appear very concerned about something, then they declare that after careful examination they agree completely with the extremists.

I love the comeback from the little cartoon Toles in the corner.

Otto Man said...

I'm with you, Bob. The NYT had a story on this and it's infuriating. Congress essentially gave the president their testicles, and now the eunuchs are boasting about how they've "restored congressional oversight." Bullshit.

If there's a bright spot to the moment our slide into dictatorship really began in earnest, it's that the Dems can now really paint the congressional GOP as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the White House.

Mr Furious said...

Holy shit. I can't say I'm really surprised, but somehow I am, in fact, surprised. I actually beleived in Hagel and Snowe...

Fool me 482 times...I won't get fooled again.

Mr Furious said...

If there's a bright spot to the moment our slide into dictatorship really began in earnest, it's that the Dems can now really paint the congressional GOP as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the White House.

I wish I could believe it, but this is over and done with now. End of story. Old news. Inside baseball. Nothing to see.

Fuck. I don't even care about the politics of it. this was just wrong.

Mr Furious is about to suffer from outrage fatigue...

Mr Furious said...

I gotta clarify here...I wasn't actually believing in Hagel or Snowe or any Republican, but somehow I had fooled myself into thinking there were going to be hearings.

I guess that makes me a fucking idiot.

And Congress a fucking joke.

And Bush a goddamn dictator.

sideshow bob said...

Outrage Fatigue-it happens a lot these days.