"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The quality of Republican leadershp

You know, with leadership of this caliber, it's no surprise that the Republicans are on the ropes and the party is on the edge of extinction. Case in point: House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on the stump for McCain
"Now, listen, I've voted 'present' two or three times in my entire 25-year political career, where there might have been a conflict of interest and I didn't feel like I should vote," Boehner said. "In Congress, we have a red button, a green button and a yellow button, alright. Green means 'yes,' red means 'no,' and yellow means you're a chicken shit. And the last thing we need in the White House, in the oval office, behind that big desk, is some chicken who wants to push this yellow button."
Calling a man who is likely to be the next President of the United States a "chicken shit" is beyond disrespectful. It demonstrates a lack of character that all Americans should challenge. This kind of person should not be permitted to serve the public. All Americans should be outraged that this is the kind of man who should be shunned and driven from public office.

And the audience was not impressed, to say the least.
"To hear [Boener] call [Barack Obama] a chicken shit in front of an audience was absolutely appalling," Heins said. "I couldn't believe it, this man's supposed to be a respected politician who's supposed to have a positive public image … It angered me that he would go that low in order to promote his own candidate."
This modern Whig party is going the way of the Dodo bird.

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