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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

High crimes & misdemeanors

Sister Nancy Beth is certainly not one to bandy about the word "treason" lightly, but there is no starker instance of it than when Democrats use the electoral process to subvert the values of Our Christian Nation. I've noticed an ominous trend lately, as their plot to infiltrate our government seems to be getting quite a push from Liberal Media:

Crybaby Veteran Amputees for Osama are fielding another candidate, this time in the form of one Tammy Duckworth:
An Iraq war veteran who lost both legs in the conflict narrowly won her bid to run for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat in a district held by Republicans for 32 years, returns showed on Wednesday.

Tammy Duckworth, 37, is among several Iraq veterans running for the U.S. Congress this year in a challenge to President George W. Bush's Iraq policy and the traditional perception that Democrats are weaker on national security issues. ...

Duckworth, a former officer in the Illinois Army National Guard, was wounded in 2004 when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the helicopter she was piloting. She is one of nine Iraq war veterans running for Congress this year. Eight are Democrats and the ninth is a Republican running in Texas who backs the Bush administration over the war.

Duckworth has argued that the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was wrong and that the administration has mismanaged the war. She was backed by big name Democrats, including Illinois' two U.S. senators, Dick Durbin and Barack Obama.
MSM is typically "balanced" on the question of whether or not Ms. Duckworth amputated both of her legs herself. Why the reticence? These transparent attempts to enhance one's chances of victory by garnishing an unremarkable record of military service with undeserved Purple Hearts are certainly not without precedent.

Crybaby Codgers for Osama have got a pony in the race, too, and get this -- he's claiming to be a Republican! From DNC propaganda organ The Nation (password req'd):
Pete McCloskey earned a permanent place in American history when, in 1973, he became the first Republican member of Congress to call for Richard Nixon's impeachment and for US withdrawal from Vietnam. As a highly decorated veteran of the Korean War, McCloskey's criticisms of Washington's errors in Vietnam carried special weight; today, he sees those errors being repeated in Iraq. He recently met with young marines from his old company, Company C, which, according to McCloskey, has lost one-quarter of its men since the Iraq War began. "Every one of these guys told me the same thing," he says: "There's no way we're winning the hearts and minds of these people, when we're pulling them out of bed in the middle of the night and killing family members."

The Iraq War is one of the reasons McCloskey, now 78, has come out of retirement to run again for Congress. In a primary election this June, he will face Richard Pombo, a seven-term incumbent from California and close ally of former House majority leader Tom DeLay, who had to step down after being indicted for campaign finance violations. Although Iraq will surely figure in the race--McCloskey, like Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha, favors pulling US troops out within a year--McCloskey says the main reason he decided to challenge Pombo is that Pombo personifies the pay-to-play corruption, ideological fanaticism and anti-environmentalism that have taken over the Republican Party. "Tom DeLay wouldn't deal with any lobbying firm that didn't employ Republicans and contribute to Republican candidates," says McCloskey, "and Pombo was one of his top lieutenants."

McCloskey points out that Pombo voted to change House ethics rules to shield DeLay from investigation. He further charges that Pombo received $54,500 in contributions from Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribery in January, and his law firm, and says Pombo sponsored a bill giving Congress the power to overrule the Supreme Court on matters of constitutional law. Finally, Pombo, chair of the House Resources Committee, sponsored a revision of the Endangered Species Act that McCloskey, who helped write the law in the 1970s, says would "gut the act." Pombo's revision, which passed the House last fall and awaits Senate action this spring, has enraged environmental groups. Defenders of Wildlife calls Pombo a "villain" on Capitol Hill and, with the Sierra Club, has pledged to unseat him this year. "To get the full flavor of this sombitch," McCloskey says, "look at how his bill puts a five-year moratorium on [the Endangered Species Act's] regulation of pesticides. The bald eagle nearly disappeared because of DDT. Now it's recovering because we regulated DDT. Who makes pesticides? Monsanto." McCloskey claims that a foundation financed by Monsanto and the Japanese Whaling Association illegally gave Pombo $23,000 of travel money to attend the International Whaling Conference.
I see that McCloskey's district includes Lodi, which is the same place where Ayman Al-Zawahiri solicited funding for his terrorist operations. It's too bad Zawahiri is on the run, because a joint fundraiser for Al Qaeda & McCloskey would have really raked in the riyals. What a sad day for The Party that someone like this is even on the ballot. Disgraceful!

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