Saturday, May 19, 2007


Washington D.C.--You have to love it when the Republicans are attacking each other. Expect a lot more of it during the next elections. One can only begin to imagine the state of Iraq at this-time next year. The political fallout will be jaw-dropping, and potentially unprecedented. Honestly, what does either party really have to offer the public? Not much, except a lot of hot air. Ah, and they're very-very good at creating an enormous national debt over nothing. Also, they're great at making us less-secure by staying in Iraq when it's obvious we're accomplishing nothing there except creating a new-and-improved training-ground for international terrorists.

I grant that the Democrats are little better than the GOP. Unless they're almost pressured under pain of death, the Democrats never give us any significant social-spending (you know, getting what we paid-for with our taxes), while we know the Republicans will never concede to any logical social vision, and are unarguably the party of Big Business and social irresponsibility (they're the real communists). The GOP will always attempt to block socialized medicine, amnesty for illegal immigrants, free speech, fair wages, voting-rights for minorities, gay rights, women's rights, an expanded role for workplace democracy, progressive taxation, and-on-and-on-and-on.

We knew there was going to be dissension within the GOP on immigration--because they're too stupid to try to get all those Hispanic votes being the race-baiters that they are--but this is pretty interesting. Both Texas and Arizona are real hot-button states regarding the immigration issue, and with American jobs being exported willy nilly, both senators have problems with their voting base. That's why you get pissing-matches like Thursday's exchange--but what did Cornyn originally say that irked McCain so much? It's hard to say.

This is all coming-from the Washington Post's blog, incidentally. It sounds like Cornyn voiced some last-minute objections to some of the fine print, which is definitely rude in the context of the so-called "compromise." He nearly scotched it, one can guess, from McCain's perspective. The proposal is the McCain/Kennedy bill, after all. What did Sen. John McCain say? We know he said "Fuck you" to Cornyn, but it's unclear what the other one was.

At a bipartisan gathering in an ornate meeting room just off the Senate floor, McCain complained that Cornyn was raising petty objections to a compromise plan being worked out between Senate Republicans and Democrats and the White House. He used a curse word associated with chickens and accused Cornyn of raising the issue just to torpedo a deal. ..."Wait a second here," Cornyn said to McCain. "I've been sitting in here for all of these negotiations and you just parachute in here on the last day. You're out of line." (, 05.18.2007)

As anyone in Washington--or anywhere--could tell you, it's not wise to air these things publicly. It's showing weakness, something reptilian Republicans sense naturally. They smell that fear, you betcha. Thursday, they were emitting all the musk. They should, the last time a party was in this much trouble was before the Civil War when the Whigs folded due to obsolescence.

What do I think was the other word used? "Cock," naturally, Congress is still predominantly-male. I would bet that--being a redneck--McCain asked Cornyn (another redneck) why he "always had to be the cock on the wall." Or was it the urban "cock block"? "Cocksucker"? They all fit. Perhaps Cornyn's comment that McCain was spending too much time campaigning to be president was pertinent. According to the Washpo piece, he's now missed his 43rd consecutive vote in the Senate. That's pretty ridiculous, but the "r-word" is what Johnny "Got His Gun" McCain is all about. Fuck. Cock. What difference does it all make? A lot when they're all pissing into their own tent...go Cheney yourself.

Washington Post blog on the F-word (FUCK):