Friday, August 19, 2005

No More Reaching Across The Damn Aisle: Reason Number 549

Perfect strangers sometimes approach me on the street and ask "Hey, Dog, why are you so darned mean to conservatives and neo-cons? And why won't you reach across the damn aisle to Republicans any longer?"

Here's another in an ongoing series of reasons.

As my blogging colleague Moxiegrrrl points out, the gang at Hypocrites 'R Us, The Republican Superstore, are so duplicitous that we just don't want to be associated with them or compromise on their collective agenda.

Mox digs up some quotes that – I'll ruin the surprise – were uttered by Republicans in response to President Clinton's actions in Bosnia. Here's a taste of the hypocrisy:

"I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our over-extended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today" -Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?" -Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/6/99
But don't let me tell you about all of these. Please go to for the rest.