Thursday, December 22, 2005

It's Democratic Week at Newsweek

I had noticed before that Newsweek alternates every week which side it wants to support. It's Democrats this week as they ask Where's the Outrage over Bush and compare him to Botha in South Africa.

Fineman expects 2006 to be all about the I-word.

Although Fineman as usual is more conservative than the other reporters and here is simply making an obvious observation:
We are entering a dark time in which the central argument advanced by each party is going to involve accusing the other party of committing what amounts to treason. Democrats will accuse the Bush administration of destroying the Constitution; Republicans will accuse the Dems of destroying our security.
Typically he is much more snarky toward Democrats but you can't tell that to the Republicans. Howard Fineman for years lead a Newsweek effort to find some dirt, any dirt, on the Clintons.

Live Poll, (dead now): Should Bush be impeached? Yes 85%

I know this is just an internet poll but wow!


Greg Bacon said...

Bush's Warped View of the Constitution

Partially posted below is the story that appeared online in "Capitol Hill Blue" on 12/09/05.
Anyone who thinks Bush will obey the law and the Constitution has half a brain.
Hmm, maybe that person should run for president.

Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'

Last month, Republican Congressional leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act.

Several provisions of the act, passed in the shell shocked period immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, caused enough anger that liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union had joined forces with prominent conservatives like Phyllis Schlafly and Bob Barr to oppose renewal.

GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.”

And, to the Bush Administration, the Constitution of the United States is little more than toilet paper stained from all the shit that this group of power-mad despots have dumped on the freedoms that “goddamned piece of paper” used to guarantee.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, while still White House counsel, wrote that the “Constitution is an outdated document.”

Greg Bacon
Ava, MO

Gary said...

I have that earlier as well as later posts including one where he says he triple sourced that.