Tuesday, November 30, 2004
... Tell... Them... I... Said... "OW!" Gotcha.
Many of the nation's leading civil rights groups expressed "serious concern" Monday with President Bush's nomination of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to be attorney general, calling for "close scrutiny" by the Senate.This is the guy who wrote the memo justifying torture. If you don't oppose him, now, where in the blue hell have you set the limit? Does he have to eat live babies on camera, piqued with annoyance at their cries drowning out the Mozart playing in the background as he squeezes fresh lemon juice into their open wounds?
But the coalition of more than two dozen groups -- including the NAACP, ACLU and Amnesty International -- stopped short of opposing the nomination.
Probably, they're so sure the Republicans will confirm him no matter what they do that they're unwilling to put much of a fight into it. The Senators and the White House will all go la-la-we're-not-listening, yell at them for partisanship, and declare that the civil rights community is in danger of making itself "irrelevant". Just like the United Nations, the American Bar Association, the Universities, the Scientists, all of Europe, inconvenient facts, and anything else the Republican party has decided to just ignore.
When they finally acknowledge the gas ovens they're building in Guantanamo, the Democratic reaction will be "subdued".
If this is the Democratic Party's idea of "leadership", they are toast.
to get fucked...said he was glad the Repugs didn't pick anyone who
would be a "divisive' nominee.