Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Democrats need to grow a couple

Here's another reason why Democrats have had a hard time regaining power in Congress and the White House. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD.) defended President Bush after Saturday's White House Correspondent's Association dinner where the Dear Leader WarPresident was roasted by comedian Stephen Colbert. You can watch the video of Colbert's roast here and while some of it is a little dry a lot of it is funny. And if there is one thing I know it's funny. Yes his "audition tape" for the White House Press Secretary was long and a bit stupid but overall Colbert spoke truthiness to power in a humorous way. In any event, to hear the Democratic Minority Whip Hoyer defend the WarPresident is revolting.

I guess it's ok for Bush to go to the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner two years ago and crack jokes about the U.S. not finding WMDs in Iraq going so far as showing a photo of him looking under a table in the Oval Office and telling the audience, "Nope, no WMDs here." LOL. Hilarious. But Colbert, no, not funny. Disrepectful to Dear Leader. I would think a "warpresident" would be tougher than to be brought to the brink of tears by some silly comedian. Comedy is based on truth and I guess the truth hurts.

And a member of the House Democratic leadership says Colbert was "a little rough?" and that Colbert "crossed the line?" Are you kidding me? Colbert crossed the line? Once again you have people complaining about things that aren't real or significant compared to those truly in power. His jokes were "in bad taste?" How about outing covert CIA agents? How about allowing Iraq to descend into chaos? How about selling our country to the highest bidding lobbyist? How about leaving people in New Orleans to fend for themselves after Katrina? How about, how about, how about. But let's concentrate on things that really matter from people who have power -- like jokes from a comedian.

Steny Hoyer, and I don't care how long he's been in Congress - 25 years, makes me as sick as the bird flu will. I can't imagine a Republican leader, when they were in the minority, defend President Clinton on anything. In fact, they then and still peddle outrageous lies about his involvement with murder, drug dealing and turning down offers to capture Bin Laden. Steny Hoyer should have taken the opportunity to say, "Colbert said what a lot of people are thinking. I wish people would worry more about health care issues and immigration issues and Iran and Iraq than what happens at some Don Rickles-type roast. The American people want their government to solve the nation's problems and the Republicans aren't doing that. I thank God I live in a country where people like Stephen Colbert has the right and freedom to say what he thinks and say it openly in front of the President of the United States. Shame on the Republicans who after taking away other Constitutional rights want to go after our freedom of speech."

That's what he should have said. What he did say speaks volumes as to why Democrats lose elections. Grow a couple Steny and a spine too while you're at it.

4 Comments:

Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Sounds to me like you need a vacation.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

Dems never lose a chance to look like sniveling boobs.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Or in other words, the Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous utah desert rat said...

Stephen Colbert should be given a Nobel Prize for the dead-on (and dead-pan) way he expressed the frustration we all are feeling with Chickenhawk George, Deadeye Dick and the whole sorry lot in Congress.

Maybe a Pulitzer and an Oscar, too!

12:05 PM  

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