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JOSEPH MCCARTHY VS JOSEPH WELCH

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  •  No. (4+ / 0-)
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    MGross, TofG, Manny, SilentBrook
    Have the Republicans finally reached their Joseph Welch moment with the disabilities treaty vote?
    This has been another edition of Simple Answers to Simple Questions. (h/t Atrios of course)
  •  Called A Few Of Their Offices This Morning.... (11+ / 0-)

    Their official excuse (Mike Lee & Orrin Hatch) is that the Treaty compromised "American soverignity".  Where is the language in the Treaty about disabled homeschoolers & abortion?  It doesn't exist.  This is merely caving to the Tea Baggers.

    They walked by Bob Dole who had just gotten out of the hospital.  He was in a wheelchair.  Orrin Hatch walked right by his old pal & turned his back on him.  Mr. Dole only needed 5 more votes to get a super majority.

    Instead the Treaty was turned down because of 5 Senators:  Hatch, Cochran, Shelby, Grassley & McConnell.

    McConnell is hiding out this morning.  His calls are not being picked up by his staff in DC or in Kentucky.

    Hatch just got reelected.  His old hide is safe for 6 more years.  What a lousy friend to Bob Dole.  Hatch, the old fraud, ought to be ashamed of himself.  

    •  they would be, if they had a shame gene. (0+ / 0-)

      I am convinced that rampant TeaBuggerism requires genetic manipulation of the shame gene, to either remove it or to shut it down permanently. Being a recessive gene, their offspring require both parents to suffer from it in order for that defect to be transferred to later generations. Inbred families, (Tennessee, Florida,  Missississippi, South Carolina, Florida suffer the most. Texas comes close, but for Austin.)

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 10:53:05 AM PST

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  •  And after this disgrace the Turtle still spouts (3+ / 0-)
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    paccoli, SilentBrook, sfbob

    his nonsense about preserving "minority rights" (whatever happened to the nuclear option)?

    "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

    by TofG on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:30:41 AM PST

  •  Loved the video. Have not seen that before. (0+ / 0-)

    I have one comment to make to everyone who posts links. You can add this to your link code that dailykos puts in your posts and it will make the viewers browser open an additional window (not a popup), and leave the original window, with your post, still there. This will insure readers don't lose your page. (Of course they can always use the back button but if they close the window they can't use the backbutton.)

    target="_blank"

    Add it to your comment right here as shown below, after the dailykos "LINK" button adds the link code. I replaced the < and > with { and } because if I didn't the comment would get re-written as code and wouldn't display.

    {a href="[your link url here]" target="_blank" }  [your link text here]  {/a}

    Maybe there is a reason dailykos does not do this in their LINK button. I don't know. If this is forbidden then I apologize in advance.

    Send conservatives to FilthyLiberal.com for re-education.

    by filthyLiberalDOTcom on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:34:40 AM PST

  •  Shame? (0+ / 0-)

    They blew past that long ago.

    "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

    by Notthemayor on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:59:51 AM PST

  •  THIS IS NOT A DIARY!! IT IS BARELY A COMMENT (2+ / 0-)
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    pswiderski, SilentBrook

    I open diaries to be enlightened by the authors take on the chosen topic.

    SO PUT SOME THOUGHTS TOGETHER AND WRITE SOMETHING

    I don't hit. But I do hit back

    by mcgee85 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 10:41:00 AM PST

    •  This is a headline question and a link. (0+ / 0-)

      Have to agree with mcgee here. Maybe the diarist could answer questions like:

      How would we know if this is a Welch moment?
      What would happen differently than during the bully-Republicanism?
      What in this situation is happening differently that suggests a Welch-level shift?
      Alternately, what may suggest this is same-ol'-same-ol'?

      A winning campaign? You didn't build that...

      by SilentBrook on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:35:52 AM PST

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    •  While I agree that some comment would be helpful (0+ / 0-)

      I think this could be stated a bit more diplomatically. I understand that there are plenty of people who may not get the reference (I am not one of those people) and it would have been appropriate for the diarist to provide background. Or perhaps a commenter could have provided the background.

      Indeed, this would be a Joseph Welch moment, were it not already clear that the Republicans lost their sense of decency a long, long time ago.

    •  I spend way too much time here (0+ / 0-)

      This is my escape from the day to day crap I deal with.
      Each time I log in I am hoping for the logjam to be broken and normality to be flowing. I am one of the many that needs this economy to work for the little guy again. So when I open a diary that might give me a glimmer of hope, I don't want a headline and a link. I want some substance. Maybe we need a new category or some signal like nt in the title

      I don't hit. But I do hit back

      by mcgee85 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:28:56 PM PST

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