Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Our heroes

This morning's New York Times editorial says it all:
It was appalling to watch over the last few days as Congress — now led by Democrats — caved in to yet another unnecessary and dangerous expansion of President Bush’s powers, this time to spy on Americans in violation of basic constitutional rights. Many of the 16 Democrats in the Senate and 41 in the House who voted for the bill said that they had acted in the name of national security, but the only security at play was their job security.

[ . . ]

Mr. Bush’s incessant fear-mongering — and the Democrats’ refusal to challenge him — has had one notable success. The only issue on which Americans say that they trust Republicans more than Democrats is terrorism. At least those Americans are afraid of terrorists. The Democrats who voted for this bill, and others like it over the last few years, show only fear of Republicans.
Our heroes.

Now excuse me while I go rend my garments.


Ben said...

Heath Shuler was one of the 41. Do you know anyone who has spoken to him about this vote?

Undercover Blue said...

No, but I know a few who'd like to have a few words with him!

Ben said...

What is the difficulty about having those words with him? Is he inaccessible? I would hope not.

Philnc said...

Heath Shuler is in the 11th District this week. It is my understanding that he will be visiting people in Buncombe, Polk, and McDowell counties. I haven't seen a copy of his schedule.