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The Week That Was 1/19/2007

Another week. More preposterousness to report.

So the Republicans initially decided ethics reform would not be prudent to support this past week. I totally understand, because those 49 pyogenic bacterial infections known as GOP Senators obviously must have correctly thought to themselves, you know, things worked out pretty well in 2006 for our guys like Mark Foley, John Sweeney, J.D. Hayworth, Conrad Burns, Tom DeLay, George Allen, Bob Ney, the BTK killer...(don't even try and argue with me, I mean Bind, Torture, Kill, he was such an Abu Ghraib Republican).

The GOP was led in this display of moral myopia and political partisanship by walking copyright infringement of Orville Redenbacher's face Mitch McConnell, who when not finding ways to wine and dine Chinese dictators likes to make sure he can continue to display the ethical acumen of Machine Gun Kelly. But hey, David Broder said McConnell was going to be "bipartisan," or maybe he got that mixed up with bi.

So as you can see, with John McCain backing a "surge," which really means escalation of the War in Iraq, and Republicans rejecting reform (at the first bill before they had to accede), we can all see they learned a whole lot from the midterm disaster.

Maybe next, to prove they really understood what the people were demanding with that electoral bloodbath, the GOP can bomb Iran or hand over The Subcommittee on Missing and Exploited Children (Mark Foley's old haunt) to NAMBLA. I hear they're planning to do one of those two things, I'll leave it up to you to guess which would be more stupid.

As for McCain, it sure is a shame those numbers are tanking in New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada. Amazing that Independents might decide they don't fancy you much anymore, when you hug Jerry Falwell closer than George W. Bush and Joe Lieberman playing two minutes in the closet. And, of course, support getting more Americans killed in the Middle East, when in 1990, you had this to say about a ground war in Iraq:

If you get involved in a major ground war in the Saudi desert, I think support will erode significantly. Nor should it be supported. We cannot even contemplate, in my view, trading American blood for Iraqi blood. [New York Times Aug 19, 1990]
John McCain and Mitch McConnell--let's call them the McSenators--making Democracy safe for those who choose to ignore the will of the people.

NOTE: This week's Republican Sexcapades on The Young Turks.

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