Saturday, December 10, 2005

Your Constitution: "Just a goddamned piece of paper"

So says your President Bush.

From Capitol Hill Blue:
Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'
Dec 9, 2005, 07:53

Last month, Republican Congressional leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act.

Several provisions of the act, passed in the shell shocked period immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, caused enough anger that liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union had joined forces with prominent conservatives like Phyllis Schlafly and Bob Barr to oppose renewal.

GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.”

(Found on WolfesBlog)

If you're a Republican (or a member of any party), and you're still supporting President Bush you're either blissfully ignorant, severely retarded, or evil. Since September 11, 2001, Mr. Bush has shown himself to be perfectly willing and capable of pissing enthusiastically on the rights of We the People. He swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and he has vigorously broken that oath at seemingly every opportunity.

Impeachment, anyone?

Problem is, the replacement wouldn't be any better.