Friday, July 21, 2006


I'm pleased to announce that the Republican-dominated House of Representative has today, (finally!) condemned the recent attacks against the State of Israel, held terrorists and their state-sponsors accountable for such attacks, supported Israel's right to defend itself, etc. etc.


I'm also pleased to announce that close to 200 Democrats voted in support of this resolution.

I'm not happy about the 12 fringe lowlifes who voted against, but before any of you in the peanut gallary try to say that their opposition tells us something terrible about the Democrats as a whole, I'd like you to take a spin with me down memory lane.

Back in June of 2005 the Senate voted on a resolution officially apologizing to the families of lynching victims for never outlawing lynching as a federal crime. The apology resolution had wide support, and was co-sponsored by almost all of the Senators, but there were a few holdout Senators who couldn't quite bring themselves to say that lynching is wrong. They were (surprise!) all Republicans, and included Thad Cochran and Trent Lott who both are from the state responsible for the highest number of lynchings (MS with 581.)

Shall we conclude from this that the GOP is objectivly pro-lynching? No, of course not. And we shouldn't conclude that the failure of 12 people to support today's resolution means that the Democrats are anti-Israel. Ok?

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