Monday, January 16, 2006
Former V.P. Al "Put me in Coach" Gore, again sought the limelight today by publicly melting down and blasting the Bush administration with an undisciplined, lengthy, "sky is falling" rant in honor of MLK day. In his speech, unfortunately attended and somewhat endorsed, by former congressman Bob Barr, Gore attempted to incite the citizenry to revolution and to fear all forms of communication due to, in his view, an overzealous, power-mad administration which has thrown innocent people into prison, and denied them rights after secretly evesdropping on their innocent private phone calls and emails. Also, according to Gore, the Bush administration is personally responsible for the unlawful capture, torture and death of hundreds of innocent people throughout the world in their unjustified grab for power couched in the fabric of fighting terrorism.
Gore stated today, "The President claims that he can imprison American citizens indefinitely for the rest of their lives without an arrest warrant, without notifying them about what charges have been filed against them, and without informing their families that they have been imprisoned.
At the same time, the Executive Branch has claimed a previously unrecognized authority to mistreat prisoners in its custody in ways that plainly constitute torture in a pattern that has now been documented in U.S. facilities located in several countries around the world.
Over 100 of these captives have reportedly died while being tortured by Executive Branch interrogators and many more have been broken and humiliated. In the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, investigators who documented the pattern of torture estimated that more than 90 percent of the victims were innocent of any charges."
Unbelievable. "Executive branch interrogators", "authority to mistreat prisoners", "imprison American citizens indefinitely"? What a load of crap!
To listen to Gore's speech, first you'd have to be jacked up on caffeine or something to be able to endure it without passing out, but he would have you believing that Bush is the white-Anglo version of Kim Jong il; a tyrant, who seeks only to yield unchecked power in an insatiable thirst to control the world! Gore put it this way,
"This effort to rework America's carefully balanced constitutional design into a lopsided structure dominated by an all powerful Executive Branch with a subservient Congress and judiciary is-ironically-accompanied by an effort by the same administration to rework America's foreign policy from one that is based primarily on U.S. moral authority into one that is based on a misguided and self-defeating effort to establish dominance in the world. The common denominator seems to be based on an instinct to intimidate and control".
Do you really think he believes that the Clinton administration, of which he was the number three man (behind Hillary), had any moral authority? Guess again Al.
I personally thank God every day that this crazy man, or his subsequent Bush challenger, John Kerry, were never elected. Our country would be on a much different and more perilous track. Al would have mandated that schools issue sun block to counteract the terrorism of the sun's rays and global warming, while Kerry would have raised taxes to pay for more abortion clinics and fund needle programs for the degenerates in an effort to satisfy his guilty conscience for unearned wealth. Both would have probably fought terrorism by mandating sensitivity training so that we could understand the unfortunate reasons for terrorist's anger. Both men are pathetic and should be an embarrassment to their losercrat party. But rather, they are celebrated as espousing the heart and soul of the party. This is why the Demoncrats are done as to their prospects of regaining power. Us flyover simpletons aint that simple, we can see through the BS. To use popular folksy jargon, "That dog won't hunt"!
I am glad that the president is willing to go out on a limb to keep us safe. The feds can listen to any of my calls anytime. Since most of them seem to be freekin' solicitors, I'm sure they would get bored very soon and hang up. However, if I was communicating with Al-keida types in Syria, I might want to hide that from the feds. In fact I would love for agents to be delayed in their search for me so that I can switch cell phones or email addresses. Al conveniently forgot that every modern President starting with Carter has used the same provision when necessary. In fact, Al and his buddy Bill went even further by allowing agents to search and seize property without FISA. But when you're a demoncrat, like Al Gore, you can't let facts get in the way of good propaganda.
I assume Al is revving up for another try at the presidency he was so unfairly denied in 2000. He's like a little spoiled, bratty kid who keeps whining, "My dad said I could be president, now let me, or else!" Good luck with that Al.
To his credit, Al, realizing that he was just blowing smoke admitted that what Bush did was the sensible thing to do given the circumstances. Sure it was a bit gray, but needed. Gore stated,
"Don't misunderstand me: the threat of additional terror strikes is all too real and their concerted efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction does create a real imperative to exercise the powers of the Executive Branch with swiftness and agility. Moreover, there is in fact an inherent power that is conferred by the Constitution to the President to take unilateral action to protect the nation from a sudden and immediate threat, but it is simply not possible to precisely define in legalistic terms exactly when that power is appropriate and when it is not."
OK Al, then why the spitting and fussing? Oh yeah, you can't get your boring mug on camera anymore, and you're still hoping to fulfill daddy's dream of being president; thus, the public tantrum. I guess it will score points with the hardened lefties who can't see straight from their blind rage over being yesterday’s news.
Maybe someone can convince old al to go do some of his crack scientific research on global warming; maybe down in the Antarctic taking deep core samples or something. Whatever it is, just go away, please.