Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I suppose the likes of Obama and Harry Reid approve, but ...

while Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter may be one of the better Republicans, he will make a very, very poor Democrat.
Specter switches parties, gives Democrats 60 votes, GOP irrelevance now official
Added: Sorta like Lieberman and Harry Reid. Specter doesn't believe in what Democrats stand for but being a Republican just isn't working out for him. So he's coming over to see if he can help move the covey of Democratic politicians further to the right.

Today's QUOTES:

I hope for their sakes that none of these Americans who think that torture should be "considered" ever find themselves in the grips of the legal system because allowing the government to ignore the constitution and disregard moral taboos against cruelty and barbarity can only logically lead to the same tactics being used at home.

If there is no further investigation of this terrible breach of American values and constitutional principles and this philosophy is allowed to become a mainstream, respectable way of thinking, we will have gone a long way toward making ourselves an elected dictatorship subject to the good intentions of our leaders. Personally, I'm not crazy about that idea. I've lived long enough now to know that even the best cannot be trusted with such power.
--Some Behavior Is Beyond The Legal System by digby, Hullabaloo
... [N]o matter how many times they are exposed as spreaders of absolute falsehoods -- as Ross, yet again, is so exposed today -- they continue to engage in the same behavior, rendering unavoidable the conclusion that such falsehood-spreading behavior on behalf of the government is what they are eager to do.
--Brian Ross spread the same falsehoods about the Khalid Sheik Mohammed interrogation by Glenn Greenwald, salon.com

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