Day of shame
Given the way the votes went on the amendments over the last two weeks, the tally on the bill itself does not come as a great surprise. Nevertheless, I cannot get over the fact that 23 out of 55 Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted for this insane bill. We know, of course, that there are plenty of liberal Republican senators: the two female liberal idiots from Maine, for example, and the male liberal idiot from Rhode Island, and the odious Specter. We knew that Brownback is an open-borders moralistic moron and that McConnnell and Domenici believe only in business. Smith seems a typically “soft” Republican. Of most of the others, though they are hardly conservatives, yet you wouldn’t automatically assume that they would be so stupid and/or traitorous as to vote for such an extreme bill. But they were, and they did.
But what about, say, Stevens of Alaska? What about Craig, Republican of the “far-right” state of Idaho? How will his constituents feel about this?
Here’s the bottom line: only five fewer than a majority (28) of the 55 Senate Republicans, America’s “conservative” party, voted for the most radical, the most dishonest, the most nation-transforming and nation-destroying measure in the country’s history.
Whatever the ultimate destiny of S.2611, this is a day of shame that will not be forgotten, or forgiven.