So, roughly 22 or so hours have passed and a suprisingly bipartisan voice has risen up from the ashes of our so called democracy to cry foul on this port deal. And some surprising details have emerged as well.
But first, let me clarify my stand on this issue. I am not anti arab or anti muslim. And I don't disagree with this port deal because it's an arab company, I disagree with it because even an idiot can see there is some inherent risk in this deal. This purportedly stand up company could easily be infiltrated by the crazy arabs/muslims that would like to see us dead. Drawing yet another nugget from my years working in psych hospitals, there were a number of gang members working in the dietary department of one place I worked recruiting and stirring up shit in the patient population undetected, until there was an incident. Then it was dealt with, but after the damage had been done...the street gang culture had successfully infiltrated a place where kids were supposed to be healing and working out their issues, not picking what color their bandanna would be, and more importantly, to hate the other color without question. If a bunch of drug abusing punk ass bitches can break the walls of a secure psychiatric facility, imagine what a well financed group of dedicated terrorists could pull off with this port deal. It's a potential reality you just can't deny.
On to the revelations of the day.
Consider this: (from CNN)
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, both Republicans, urged the administration to place the agreement on hold until Congress could scrutinize it.
Across the aisle, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, called for hearings and accused the administration of approving the port agreement "in secret."
Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, and Hillary Clinton of New York, have introduced a bill that would block the sale of U.S. port operations to other governments.
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, already introduced a bill to put the deal on hold.
Now, that's how the democratic process should work, republicans and democrats working together toward the common good.Regardless of the issue and not towing the "party line" as they are oft to do.
Now let's deal with this "in secret" accusation...it's true. It's called the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, and yes, they do meet in secret. Apparently so secretive that Bunnypants wasn't even aware ( sure he wasn't) of the approval until a few days ago ( this was widely reported by a diverse group of media ). My question is why are decisions about foreign investments in this country are decided by an elitist few (which includes representatives of several Cabinet agencies and the National Security Council.).and in secret?
There's something fundamentally wrong with this.We are clearly being misled and kept in the dark about decisions effecting the trajectory of the american people and it's livelyhood.
Now, I strongly believe that this administration is crooked beyond hope, but I saw this at BARTCOP.COMtonight, and even though it smacks of an almost paranoid bent, it's still worth mentioning:
This port issue is a pure political ploy.
Bush wants to take on Congress and have Congress win this by overriding his veto.
Because Bush, Rove, Cheney are deathly afraid that one House of Congress will flip to the Democrats
in the 2006 election. If that happens, hearing are going to be held on a ton of issues with the possibility
of Bush being impeached on the illegal wiretap issue. The way to stop this is to have the Republican
Congress "show" to the American people that they are independent of the White House.
Seriously -- this is a classic Republican political play. People like Rick Santorum will run ads saying:
"Santorum stood up to the President when he was wrong on the port issue. We need independent
leaders like Rick Santorum." We are in the middle of a failed Presidency. Bush has given up on the
American people and is just trying to preserve some kind of legacy that is not tainted with illegal
activities being uncovered.
I snipped the part about Jeb Bush someday becoming president, because that's just fucking crazy talk. If that EVER happened I would eat a gun.( not really, just for emphasis on what an asswipe Jeb is). Are they capable of this kind of chicanery? Hell yes!
But not likely...this whole deal probably has more to do with the money grab being perpetrated against the majority of americans by an elitist party and family (BUSH) and familiars.
Tune in tomorrow and hear some more shit you thought you couldn't believe but is slapping you in the face.