Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Blog | Rep. Jim McDermott: Be Afraid | The Huffington Post

The Blog | Rep. Jim McDermott: Be Afraid | The Huffington Post: "Rep. Jim McDermott

Be Afraid

The Congress of the United States has reconvened in Washington, D.C., but don't expect Congress to legislate on behalf of the American people.
The Republican Party will spend the next 30 days trying to make you afraid. It is the Republican midterm election strategy.
For the rest of September, until the moment Republican leaders gavel the Congress into adjournment, Republican speakers will rise and implore the American people to be afraid.
Republicans will call it security, and every time they do, just remember they are speaking in code. Republicans really mean insecurity.
During September, Republicans will wield the gavel, but they will not make America safer.
We will not consider, much less pass, legislation to better protect our ports. We know what needs to be done, but Republicans are hard on rhetoric and soft on action.
Republicans are going to use their insecure code word so often that I hope Lou Dobbs, Jon Stewart, and others keep track, and remind people daily of how often Republicans are willing to talk, and how little they are willing to act."

As for progressivegrannie...I am waiting for the October surprise. It will come, I am sure. And, I won't like it. Remember, Bush and Co. have met the 5 criteria for fascism already.

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