Monday, January 30, 2006

Heroes and Assholes 

First, the hero list -- the Democratic Senators who voted against ending the filibuster against Samuel Alito:And now, the asshole list -- the Democratic Senators who turned coat and voted to end the filibuster and bring Alito's nomination to a vote:(Both lists are in State, not alphabetical, order.)

In case you're keeping score, these are the states with completely non-asshole Senators: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. Fifty-fifty states are Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin. Totally asshole-run states are Arkansas, Hawaii, North Dakota, West Virginia. (I'm sure there's a higher number of T A-R states, but I'm not counting Republicans in this instance, because they were expected to vote this way.)

If you're a Democrat and one of the assholes on the above list is your Senator, it's up to you to light a big fire under their ass right now. Call their office. Tell them what a bonehead, kiss-ass, spineless, dipshit move you think they made in voting as they did. Remind them what their own party wants, and how they've failed it. Tell them not to follow the example of Joe "I'm Really a Republican" Lieberman -- who should be forced by Federal Law and party pressure to change his affiliation before he can ever run for office again. He's the kind of guy for whom the phrase "Quisling" was invented.

And then -- start urging your state party to look for alternatives next time that Senator is up for re-election. Let's replace these faux Democrats with the real thing; with actual legislators and party faithful who won't roll over and lick their genitals every time BushCo says they have to.

Again, the Senators who don't deserve to keep their jobs anymore: Blanche Lincoln, Mark Pryor, Ken Salazar, Joseph Lieberman, Thomas Carper, Bill Nelson, Daniel K. Akaka, Daniel Inouye, Tom Harkin, Mary Landrieu, Max Baucus, Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, Benjamin Nelson, Jeff Bingaman, Tim Johnson, Maria Cantwell, Herb Kohl, Robert Byrd, John D Rockefeller IV.

Don't let the Constitution hit you in the ass on the way out, but be sure and wave hello to your replacement, a real Democrat, with real cojones.


Herb Kohl is one of mine and he got a finely worded note from me.

Russ Feingold for President!
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