Tuesday, November 8, 2005

GOP News

More GOP news -- This stuff would be funny if these psychos didn't run the entire country!

The Swift Boat Liars are back! This time, they are targeting Independent candidate for Senate from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. The group's "leader" John O'Neill has listed a number of outright lies about Sanders' record.

Has a Republican told you the lie that The Patriot Act has never been used to spy on ordinary American citizens? As with most conservative assertions, this is not true.

Senator Coburn (R-OK) claims that his skills as a physician make him a human lie detector. No shit! He is actually ridiculous enough to make this claim TWICE on national television! Strangely, his detector doesn't seem to work since he still believes there are WMD in Iraq!

GOP top criminal Tom DeLay is asking to have his money laundering trial moved to a different county. Why? Due to his unethical and (probably) illegal gerrymandering of Texas voting districts, the county in which is trial is to take place is now predominately "liberal." Karma's a bitch ain't it Tom? Well, it would be if what DeLay was saying were true. Talking Points Memo has a good post about how DeLay is simply making up his claim about the country being too liberal. It is actually quite Republican.

Have you heard about the new conservative "think tank"? This one -- The Center for Equal Opportunity -- is seeking to cancel the Voting Rights Act. You know, because more people voting is a bad thing. I love it when racism is disguised as "thinking."

More Republican corruption? Yes. This is not new Republican corruption, though. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA) is on the hotseat for a number of things, not the least of which is his accepting of bribes from a defense contractor -- "Time and the seemingly ceaseless litany of Washington political disgraces have arguably been kind to U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. In June, the veteran North County Republican lawmaker was the key attraction in the nation's scandal spotlight over a questionable real estate transaction with a defense contractor." -- This is from his home district's newspaper.

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