June 11, 2007, - 10:17 am
By Debbie Schlussel
If you’ve been reading the papers since the Immigration Amnesty Bill failed on Thursday, then you know that a group of deluded Republican Senators who love to play abused, jilted lover, want another chance at trying to bury America and its sovereignty.
One particular article, from the front page of Friday’s USA Today, told us what we really need to know about top Republican officials, both elected and appointed:
The bill has drawn wide bipartisan support but also intense opposition from factions in both parties. Its collapse came despite an emergency trip to the Capitol by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to lobby for votes.
Wow, it’s good to know that Chertoff a/k/a “Mr. Burns” has finally found an emergency worthy of his attention. He didn’t see 20 million illegal aliens, missing Egyptian students, Hurricane Katrina, and a plethora of other REAL emergencies as emergencies. But selling out America–now that’s an emergency in the world according to Chertoff.
The Senate’s inability to act exasperated some. “Are we men or are we mice?” said Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., his party’s No. 2 leader. “If we can’t do this, we ought to vote to dissolve the Congress and go home until the next election.”
THAT’S A GREAT IDEA, MR. LOTT. START PACKING.
In 1866, Mark Twain was quoted as saying:
No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
141 years later, that quote is more appropriate than ever.
Oh, and by the way, Senator Lott, you’re not men. Thanks for asking. “Mice” is a good choice. But I prefer, “traitors.”
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