2006/09/29

Bush and Pack of Traitorous Senators

What do you call a President so manifestly stupid, that he's unable to fight the so called War on Terror without eviscerating the Constitution? What do you call a pack of Senators that would expressly violate their oath of office to support that President? How about traitors? Is that too strong a word? Rethuglicans bandy it about all the time, and I'm getting sick of sugar-coating this sh*t. So here's the list of traitors who voted in favor of doing away with Article 1, Section 9, the 5th and 6th Amendments to the US Constitution:

Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT)
Burr (R-NC)
Carper (D-DE)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
DeWine (R-OH)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Specter (R-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)


Apparently, Bush isn't the only one who thinks that the Constitution is, "...just a goddamned piece of paper."

34 Comments:

what can they possibly be thinking?

it's time to re-write the constitution

so that this can never happen again!
AZG, I understand how you feel, but I wouldn't go so far as tinker with the Constitution at all. What has to happen now is these whitless buffoons need to be recalled and tried in their own states.

Bush has now made the choice for each American clear, and I'm no longer going to sugar-coat what this means:

Support Bush's method of fighting the War on Terror, and your a traitor to the United States and it's Constitution.
That is a long list of people who have betrayed the ultimate trust. After yesterday, there's no reason to call this a democracy anymore.
Homegrown Asses of Evil and Traitors.
Most of them are no surprise, but I'm disappointed by Lautenberg--I thought he was smarter than that.
Fortunately, Obama and Durbin did the right thing.

Unfortunately not enough of the others did.

I'm looking, however, and I'm thinking that the loss of Indiana from the face of the planet would be a good thing. Not only do we lose Lugar and Dan Quayle - we also get rid of the interminable road construction on the Borman...
Yes, Durbin, Obama, Feinstein, Boxer - why does the number 23 senators opposing Bush on this? Was it 32? Some appallingly low number.

We are no longer a democracy. We have a dictatorship in the making, and it is growing exponentially.
Diva, it was 65 in favor, 34 against, and 1 not voting (Olympia Snowe of Maine). Appalling is right.

SA, to be more precise...I would say that we can no longer refer to this as a "Constitutional Republic," since our elected leaders have no respect for the Constitution and are demonstratably refusing to uphold it. Whether or not we are still a democracy remains to be seen.
Peaceshick... "HAET"? How about: "Homegrown Asses, Traitors, and Evil-doers" or "HATE"?

Sewmouse, other than readers that I have in Indiana (a few), I'm OK with a big crack in the earth swallowing Indiana.

Tom, agreed I'm surprised that Lautenberg voted in favor as well. I was also surprised that Snowe didn't vote, rather than voting against. Was there some other reason, I wonder? What about all of Specter's bluster? (That's really rhetorical. He's just full of hot air.) What about Domenici?
Yeah, when I posted it, I was thinking, well, we've never been a democracy, but that's what the people call this place, but the what they mean by it is over with.
That these fuckers claim to REPRESENT ME is f-ing ridiculous!! Of course Brownback and Roberts have never, even once, represented me.

Even my DEMOCRATIC House rep (Dennis Moore) voted for this disgusting swill. What the HELL WAS HE THINKING!?!?!

I agree - every last one of these poor excuses for americans should be arrested for treason. At the very least it's time they are ALL fired.

(sorry for the profanity kvatch. weaker words just won't do).
I already knew how my Bush sycophants Voinovich and DeWine would be voting after speaking to their Cleveland and Columbus offices.... not that it made this vomit any easier to swallow, mind you.
Kvatch, do stop by my place. I have a picture with my post that may explain some of Dubya's love for torture.
Pam, don't worry about it. I curse myself when the need arises (see the post itself) :-), and I'm doing plenty of cursing today. (Check back later...)

SA, that's true. "Democracy" is an overloaded term, and I should have been more precise as well. What we're waiting on is to see whether or not we remain a representative democracy.

Tina, already done. I think that in the coming days we should all take our representatives and senators and do a "XXXXX Is A Traitor" post. I can't do it for CA, but I think that I'll start on my VA, MN, and TX Senators. I was one for six there.
What to call these traitors? The only names I can think of are unfit to be printed in a family blog.
The only names I can think of are unfit to be printed in a family blog.

Blognonymous is a 'family blog'? Since when?! :-) Keep in mind, I'm the one who suggested forcing everyone to fly in paper hospital gowns.
yours looks so much neater than mine :) mine was done in the heat of anger.
I sent an email of rage to my "Dem" senator Ken Salazar telling him he should be ashamed of himself.
James, how about joining me for a "Senator XXX Is A Traitor" post?

I'm going start tomorrow with Texas and work my way forward through all the states I've lived since leaving the Lone Star State. Should get some get me a few death threats--make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Betmo, you got the House and that's worthy too. Good job.
I kept thinking in my naivete; "Sooner or later, they'll come to their senses." Then I read you and Betmo, and I said to myself; "It's time to come to your senses, Son!"

Azgoddess: rewriting the constitution will do us little good, when nobody follows it! But I agree with your thoughts...this is outrageous at best. What good does it do us to work for the reelection of Democrats that just screwed us? And the NUMBER of Democrats that voted yea......I have never been more discouraged.
I think we all wrote the same post.

Thanks for the list. It's been crazy here lately.

I'll post it and mention I stole it from you.
Thanks for publishing this dishonor roll.

Shouldn't Lieberman have an "I" after his name? Hopefully, in a few weeks, he'll have a "former Senator" in front of his name.
It sickens me to see those Democrats on that list. What makes it worse is that they're all needed for a congressional takeover. But now I'm starting to think, WHY? And then, if I think that, WHY hope for 2008 to get here as quickly as possible?

More and more I'm thinking that I can't believe it has come to this.
Traitors one and all. I will certainly call them out on my blog for their craven cowardice. I will also inform my two senators, both of whom voted for this travesty, that they are gutless cowards and traitors.

Senator Mel Martinez (R), traitor, FL, loves to wax nostalgic about his immigrant flight from Cuba. Go back, you piece of shit, since you've now demonstrated such a fondness for gulags.

Senator Bill Nelson (D), traitor, FL, compares favorably with his opponent in the upcoming race, Katherine Harris. So I have to vote for a traitor in November to keep an election-stealing lunatic out of office. God bless democracy!
You know, to hell with the flag and that whole stupid-ass Star-Spangled-Banner-in-English bullsh*t. The Constitution IS us. That is who we are and who we've always been. Without it, we cease to be. Wake up, Americans!
Granny, you're probably it was *THE* story after all.

Abi, you're so right. Lieberman's the reverse Jeffords.

Chuck, there is an interesting school of thought coming out that says that not taking back either chamber would be better for the Dems than winning this November--allow the Rethugs to dig themselves a bigger hole.
Betty, how about joining me for a series of "Senator XXX Is A Traitor," post? Choose your favorite. I'm starting today.

Julien, I so agree. That oath they swear is to the Constitution not to the frickin' President.
Kvatch-

I couldn't resist. I featured this entry (among others) on my blog today.
I'm sad to say Michigan (Stabenow - Dem) is on this list too. She's a good senator, but this has infuriated some people who now say they won't be voting for her next month. I'm appalled too but have to agree with something I heard from Rep. John Conners: He said we can't abandon these Democrats now and risk losing a seat to a Republican since they're responsible for bringing this issue to a vote to begin with.
HEY! We're working on taking Indiana back from the kool-aid party! (Sorry, I've been out of town since early Friday- late response)

AT least 3 (and hopefully 4) congressional seats here are being returned to us in November. And Guvna "My Bitch Mitch" Daniels has the third worst popularity rating in the entire country!

That said. . .would about 100,000 progressives like to move here and join us? Think of the fun we could have!! ;)
Chuck, Kathy, John...thanks all for the mentions on your blogs.

Kathy, I responded on your blog, and John I'd love to see the land of Quayle turn away from the Dark side of the Force. So...about moving, what are housing costs like there? Wait...wait...don't tell me. I don't want to cry.
If the Dems took neither the House nor the Senate this fall, it might well be more advantageous for getting the White House in 08, as the GOP leadership is currently in a death spiral from which there is probably no escape outside of Bush using nucular weapons and declaring martial law. The more bad things that happen to the GOP lately, the more I believe in karma.

Of course my Oregon GOP Senator Gordon Smith voted against the Constitution. He is a hard-right type who often masquerades as a moderate. Sure, he might support stem-cell research, and he kind of likes to ride the fence on the ANWR drilling, but hey... when he did a little interview about how Kerry looked "French" during the 04 presidential campaign, I figured out what he is really all about. Time to write him another letter.
Similar post over at ShadowMonkey.net that includes the Representatives, as well: Treason 2006
Snave, I suspect that you're right on that score. There's starting to be a lot of talk that it would be more advantageous for the Democrats if they didn't take the Senate or House, but merely got close.

Shadowmonkey...welcome. I'm linking your post to our 'Parade of Traitors'.

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