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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Soldiers deserting Bush's Congressional army
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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Soldiers deserting Bush's Congressional army

loyalty and party solidarity are one thing... blind support of a criminal dictator wannabe is another...
The speech stands as one of Bush's most forceful statements, a manifesto calling for enhanced executive power to protect the United States from terrorist plots.

But its unsparing language also reflects an urgency bordering on desperation over the extent to which a Congress dominated by his own party has deserted him on his strongest issue -- fighting the war on terrorism.

now that george is right there, in-your-face, i'm-gonna-do-what- i-damn-well-please, let's-drop-all-the-pretense, screw-you-i'm- the-commander-in-chief, full-tilt arrogant, even the litmus-tested are struggling...
The Senate's rejection of Bush's request for renewal of the Patriot Act followed lengthy but fruitless negotiations with the administration to include more judicial scrutiny of searches of US citizens.

In the past, Bush has been able to count on a rock-solid Republican majority in both chambers to support his most important [outrageous?] initiatives, along with sizable numbers of moderate Democrats.

But on both the Patriot Act and on a measure sponsored by Senator John McCain to ban abusive interrogations of prisoners, the president called his congressional soldiers into action -- and many of them failed to respond.

good, lord... it's about time... the sand is running out in the hourglass... even as it is, the amount of destruction and damage to this country will take a generation to reverse... and where, i'd like to know, are the serious leaders who are willing to undertake the task...?

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