"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Friday, May 27, 2005

Bolton Debate: Reid Lies, Voinovich Cries, Frist Sighs

Will Malven

I hope that some of you were watching the Senate debate today. I think Senator Voinovich has some deep seated problems...DUH!

Senator Voinovich must have been yelled at by Wilfred Brimley when he was a kid. If you haven't a clue as to what I'm talking about, you missed it during the debate today. The "courageous" (Senator Dodd’s words not mine) Senator Voinovich broke down into tears in the well today during his railing against Bolton, as he called for "sniff, sniff," his fellow Republicans to "spend some time before they come to the well and vote on this appointment...I ran for a second term for my children."

Oh! Boohoohoo! Sniff. Bolton's such a big Meany! Oh, the humanity! I hear he once glared at Ronald McDonald. He was snooty with a waiter one night, at least from what I was told by a guy who knows the sister of the cousin of the waiter's best friend. Why, I bet he peeked at his Christmas presents once!

AAARRRGGGHHH! Give me a break!!!!  It's a good thing for Voinovich that the Senate is in recess until June 7th, that'll give him time to go see his therapist and get back on his Zoloft.

Well, returning from the Twilight Zone . . . The Democrats were in their usual smear-attack mode today. I've said it before; they worship at the altar of the United Nations. They believe that this horrible country in which they are trapped can only be saved by submitting our liberties to their one world government.

The usual suspects were there, Theodore "Orca" Kennedy, Joe "the Plagiarist" Biden, Hateful Harry Reid, Paul Saaaaarbanes, and "Dodgy" Chris Dodd, all bemoaning the evil "Darth Bolton."

Their real fear about Bolton isn't that he's mean, it isn't that he looked at names on 17 intelligence intercepts (over 400 such requests were made by other people, and it is considered rather routine-except by Senator Plagiarist), it isn't even (though it certainly is a big part of it) that they want to damage President Bush and the Republicans; nope, it’s not any of those things, it’s that he will actually do the job for which the President is sending him there, reform.

President Bush is sending Bolton to the U.N. basically to "kick butt." Bolton's take on the U.N. is spot on; it is a mire of corruption and incompetence. The Oil For Food Program was rife with corruption and embezzlement and apparently it involved Koffi Annan's son and several of those governments who opposed our intervention in Iraq most stridently. Both France and Russia stood to lose, by our intervention, billions of dollars in income they were gleaning from the OFFP. Small wonder they opposed the President's Iraq initiative.

Then there is the absolute failure of the U.N. to intervene in places like Darfur where people have been being massacred by the tens of thousands. Of course we know how effective the U.N. "Peacekeepers" have proven to be in the past, they usually act like the French, and at the first gunshot, turn and "run away!"

Finally, there is the horrendous scandal of the child-rape and child-prostitution of the "Piece” keepers in the areas where they are currently deployed.

The height of hypocrisy is hearing these Democrats lashing out at Mr. Bolton's qualifications and smearing his reputation, then suggesting that his reputation is going to be so damaged that he will be unable to perform his job.

If ever there was an organization that needed reform, it is the U.N. For most Republicans, the U.N. has always been a mildly useful, mostly annoying, anti-American, hate-fest, more to be tolerated than embraced.

Well, “Quelle suprie!” (I knew those French lessons I took in college would come in handy someday); the whole damn thing was organized by Alger Hiss.

For those of you who don't remember him, or know about him, he was "the communist,” among many, during the Roosevelt/Truman Administrations. Hiss, along with Harry Dexter White and Henry Wallace, was the prime mover in the betrayal of Chiang Kai-shek by having an arms shipment, intended for the Nationalist Chinese Army, delayed until the forces of Mao Tse Tung were victorious.

For pretty much all of its sixty year history, America bashing has been the primary form of entertainment at the U.N.  Of course the Democrats love that, since they believe that America is generally wrong and needs to be corralled by the international community.

Israel bashing has been the second favorite sport there and on occasion has rivaled or even surpassed America bashing in popularity, but since we're allies, it makes little difference. I find it interesting that Europe has become one of the most vocal members of the Israel bashers, considering that anti-Semitism found its true voice there in NAZI Germany as the rest of that ineffectual and decadent community watched on in complete indifference.

Yes, that is one nasty, fly-infested, apple cart that desperately needs up-setting.

John Bolton is a man of superb intellect and proven ability is precisely the person President Bush needs to send.  Of course, the best laid plans…

Today in a triumph of perfidy and betrayal, the cloture vote on debate over Bolton’s nomination failed.  In spite of the fact that Bill Frist was promised by Hateful Harry that he would supply the votes necessary, he was lying, and did not deliver.  I am not surprised, are you?  You shouldn’t be, the Democrats never keep their word.  I knew before they even started voting, that they would not have enough votes for cloture. 

Of the seven Democrat “moderates,” only Mark Pryor, Ben Nelson, and Mary Landrieu voted for cloture.  The other four (I told you about Byrd) couldn’t even manage to avoid a filibuster for forty-eight hours.  The “new found spirit of good will” lasted just about two days.

So there’s Bill Frist, hung out to dry by the Democrats.  I don’t think that Hateful Harry thought the whole thing through very well, because I believe that Senator Frist was really hot.  I suspect that payback is coming for this betrayal, and as we all know, payback is a b____h.  I hope, and wouldn’t be surprised if, when the Senate comes back from Memorial Day vacation on June 7th, Senator Frist hasn’t called Vice President Cheney and arranged for him to be in the President of the Senate’s chair that day.  If I was Frist, I would have Cheney there, and call for each of the six remaining judicial nominees, and at the first sign of a filibuster, I would use the “Byrd” option and break the “back, neck, arms, and legs” of the filibuster, just as Senator Byrd did in 1979.

In 1979, Mr. Byrd broke a filibuster by threatening to force a rules change with a simple-majority vote, arguing that:

"the first Senate, which met in 1789, approved 19 rules by a majority vote. Those rules have been changed from time to time…my belief…upholding the power and right of a majority of the Senate to change the rules of the Senate at the beginning of a new Congress."

In spite of the super-majority rules previously adopted at Byrd’s behest, he asserted:

"This Congress is not obliged to be bound by the dead hand of the past." 

Quite a change from the nearly tearful plea made from the well of the floor on Tuesday by the old S.O.B. when he begged his colleagues to:

 “step back, step back, step back from the precipice…” 

That old phony.  I would have been more impressed with that speech decrying the adversarial climate in the Senate if I didn’t remember earlier speeches that carried all the venom he was whining about.

Yep, I think that there’s going to be Hell to pay in the Senate on June 7th, and I don’t plan on missing it for anything.  Either, Frist will make the Democrats and Hateful Harry Reid pay for their perfidy in spades, or Frist will pay for a lack of leadership and backbone in his run for the White House.  I believe it will be the former, ‘cause Frist looked awfully put out after the vote.

Long Live the American Republic!!!

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