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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

APOLOGIZE...FOR WHAT?

Given the furor that erupts from the GOP when Democrats fight back, I am continuely amused that the GOP begins to whine like spoiled babies hollering for mama. So when Illinois Senator Dick Durbin took the President to task for, well, everything, GOP Senators, whether under rocks on sitting on a rock and sunning themselves like a snake on the road, rose up to denounce Durbin's "Nazi" remarks and demands he apologize.

Apologize for what?

I'll say this: Dick Durbin should apologize when Bush apologizes for being the worst President ever, and when Cheney apologizes to Pat Leahy for telling him to go and "F" himself.

Chris Bowers at MyDD (www.MyDD.com) also has some points about apologizing, as well:

As Mathew Yglesias reports, conservative pundits are falling all over themselves to try and punish Senator Durbin for his Nazi-themed comments. He must be censured! He must resign his leadership post! I think we should call them on this, and introduce a bi-partisan concurrent resolution to censure all elected officials who have made comparisons between Americans and Nazis. In addition to agreeing to conservative demands, this resolution would see both parties agree to all of the following:

Ken Melhman must also resign as chairman of the Republican National Committee for defending a Republican ad that compared Democrats to Hitler.

All Republican elected officials must refuse and return any money from organizations associated with Grover Norquist for directly comparing Democrats to Nazis.

Senator Rick Santorum must step down from his leadership position within the Senate for his comments comparing Democratic use of the filibuster to Nazis.

Senator James Inhofe must step down as Chairman of the Committee on Environment and public works, for his likening of the Democratic supported Kyoto treaty to Nazism.

Senator Jeff Sessions must be censured for his likening of a Democratic sponsored bill on stem cell research to Nazism.

Representative Steve King must also be censured for comparing those who support abortion rights to Nazis.

A sense of the Senate resolution rebuking former Senators Tim Cole and Phil Graham for their comparisons of Democrats to Nazis must also be passed. Any Republican action to censure Durbin must take place simultaneously with all of these actions. That is, of course, unless Republicans think some of these Nazi-related comments are okay, and others are not. Oh wait---that is what they think.

I will add the following: Durbin should apologize when the 11 Senators who are still refusing to sponsor or sign off on the resolution that has the Senate apologizing for failing to pass anti-lynching legislation gives their apologies. Until then, and I mean this as nicely as a Christian Progressive Liberal can, the GOP and their DLC enablers, should drink their tall glasses of STHU.

You see, boys and girls, this is what happens when you get drunk on the GOP Kool-Aid...

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