Thursday, July 27, 2006

What. A. Jerk.

Thanks to Kos and Swing State Project for this.

Sen. Conrad Burns, apparently trying to do his best to lose this fall to Jon Tester, spent his weekend yelling at firefighters for doing a "poor job" of fighting wildfires.

That's funny, I don't see his Jack Abramoff bought-and-paid-for ass out there fighting the fires. I don't see him doing anything to help. These guys are risking their lives, and he's yelling at them for not doing enough.

Oh, not to mention the fact these guys flew all the way from Virginia to help people they don't know save their property by fighting these fires, well, it just makes Burns look like what he is: an ungrateful, arrogant, jackass.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

GOP hypocrisy is running wild on you, brother!

DNC chair Howard Dean today called Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki an "anti-Semite" for failing to denounce Hizballah and criticizing Israel only. Dean said, "The Iraqi prime minister is an anti-Semite," the Democratic leader told a gathering of business leaders in Florida. "We don't need to spend $200 and $300 and $500 billion bringing democracy to Iraq to turn it over to people who believe that Israel doesn't have a right to defend itself and who refuse to condemn Hezbollah."

Dean's words, of course, were immediately criticized by Ken Mehlman, his counterpart at the RNC. They issued a statement saying, "It is incredibly troubling that Howard Dean would seek to score cheap political points by attacking the democratically elected prime minister of Iraq." Sen. John Warner, (R-VA), added, "I dismiss Howard Dean. Really, he's a disappointment, even to Democrats. I don't care to deal with that."

You know, I just have to say one thing myself. It's amazing how the Republicans are so eager to stand up for the "democratically elected" prime minister of Iraq, but are trying to starve, ignore, belittle, and attack the "democratically elected" prime minister of Palestine. Apparently, they only defend democratic elections they like. Iraq, the U.S. 2000 and 2004= yes. Palestine, Lebanon, Spain....not so much.

Does the intellectual dissonance hurt their heads, or are they too ignorant to know the difference?