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June 18, 2005

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Eventually, the GOP will have no more scapegoats

only after the last two liberals left are in a cage at the zoo, per Rush.

The GOP these days knows but one mode of discourse: hysteria.

Please don't take my word for it:

In the decade since I left the Senate, American politics has been characterized by two phenomena: the increased activism of the Christian right, especially in the Republican Party, and the collapse of bipartisan collegiality. I do not think it is a stretch to suggest a relationship between the two. To assert that I am on God's side and you are not, that I know God's will and you do not, and that I will use the power of government to advance my understanding of God's kingdom is certain to produce hostility.

That was John Danforth. This op-ed of his is almost enough to make me forgive him for helping inflict Clarence Thomas on us

When your enemies, proclaimed publicly, are Amnesty International, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the G8, etc., you really have to ask what exactly it is you stand for, you know?

Charles wanted evidence that Bush was arrogant. I thnk the attacks on mainstream organizations like the Red Cross, in response to criticism of our government's ations, is an indicator of the arrogance of his administration.

I said this about that, three days ago.

"Charles wanted evidence that Bush was arrogant. I thnk the attacks on mainstream organizations like the Red Cross, in response to criticism of our government's ations, is an indicator of the arrogance of his administration."

And yet it was the administration (whom I generally find astoundingly despisable) who have so far done the right thing in the Red Cross affair, against the desire of the Senate Republicans' action in question, Lily. What are you referring to?

Phil,

Not to mention having Pervez Musharaff and Islam Karimov as allies.

"Eventually, the GOP will have no more scapegoats"

This is commendably polite and will be duly noted when reasoned discourse and relative collegiality among the political parties returns.

Today's GOP does not have scapegoats and they are not scapegoating. Neither do they have opponents. They have enemies. Many more each day; the GOPers charged with keeping the lists of enemies have a very long scroll which they can unroll infinitely to add new names to the rollcall of those who are against their God, their country, and of course The Republican Party, which shall not be differentiated from God and country.

Even though Richard Nixon was very cute and touching as he blubbered at that last press conference, he really did hate the Jews.

"However, he said, "you are not taking sides between parties to a conflict because you may lose access to detainees if one of the parties feels that you are not neutral."

Which two sides is the ICRC talking about here?

I assumed he meant the US and the "terrorists"...where you going with this?

"However, he said, "you are not taking sides between parties to a conflict because you may lose access to detainees if one of the parties feels that you are not neutral."

Which two sides is the ICRC talking about here?"

The cited positions of the administration and the Senate Republicans?

Okay, probably not, but it's worth noting who the fight is between.

It does seem pretty clear to me that the Republicans won't run out of scapegoats while non Republicans are still alive. Its not like they havent already been making noises about how liberals/the press have stabbed them in the back in Iraq.

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