Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Well I know I promised that I would do more blogging while on the road and I'm sorry I haven't kept my promise up to this point. Because once again I am extremely late to the party.

The biggest thing going on in politics right now is the flap over Sen Dick Durbin's comments on the Senate floor. Where he basically compared the Guantanamo Bay prison to the Soviet Gulags, Nazi Death Camps, and Pol Pot's murderous tendancies. While hardly worth a rebuttal those comments deserve all the outrage and scandal indignation that can be expressed.

Hugh Hewitt has the goods in his WeeklyStandard column. As well as the latest news on the situation over at his blog Hugh Hewitt.com

David Limbaugh says that it's time for outrage. Think about all the outrage we'd be seeing if a Republican had said this.

That's not to say that it's going unnoticed. Bill Frist today called for censure of Durbin's remarks and demanded an appology.

The mayor of Chicago, the biggest city in Durbin's home state is calling for him to appologize.

And today he did issue a tearful appology. Smash says the shows over. But is it?

Kudos to him for the complete appology without all the misnomers we normally get from Democrats. I think we can call this a victory in a sense. The anti-Americanism on the left is reaching almost French like proportion. And I'm tired of them hiding behind the "I support our troops but not the war" meme. That statement may be true, but that sentiment shouldn't let you deny the good work the troops are doing. And it doesn't excuse putting your dislike(hatred) of the President above the good of the country. It's time to call them out in the open for everyone to see. It's time to make them defend their statements to their constituencies. Because I garantee you that a majority of the people in this country actually like this country. They actually believe that the United States is the greatest place in the world to live.

Republicans should jump on this like there's no tomorrow. Because if they do then there won't be a tomorrow for the Democrats. They should point out all the obstructionist tactics and unpatriotic behavior of every democrat. This is an election year and people do not vote for obstructionists. Just ask Tom Daschle.