Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quote Of The Week

I should have called this "Quotes Of The Week" I have a small collection this week. The focus this week is the view of the Constitution of the United Sates from the far left.

First we have a New York Times columnist, Gail Collins, who wants to suspend the 20th Amendment: The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January...

"Thanksgiving is next week, and President Bush could make it a really special holiday by resigning. Seriously." Then Dick Cheney "would have to quit as well as Bush. In fact, just to be on the safe side, the vice president ought to turn in his resignation first. (We're desperate, but not crazy.)" That would allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to become President, but "she'd defer to her party's incoming chief executive, and Barack Obama could begin governing."

Then we have fellow NYT columnist Tom Friedman's solution to getting around that pesky Article V of the Constitution: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution...when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States

"If I had my druthers right now we would convene a special session of Congress, amend the Constitution and move up the inauguration from Jan. 20 to Thanksgiving Day."

I guess we can make a special exemption for The One and suspend the Constitution just this one time. I mean, what's the harm?

Finally, if all else fails, they can follow these words of wisdom from Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Tonya Payne in the latest attempt to gut the 2nd Amendment:

"Who really cares about it being unconstitutional?"..."This is what's right to do, and if this means that we have to go out and have a court battle, then that's fine

For these little nuggets, I give these geniuses the noble Dodo bird


Z said...

For someone of Freeman's stature to say something like this is doubly troubling. Not that I've thought too much of him in the last especially five years.

Imagine, just IMAGINE, if a Conservative writer had suggested anything remotely like these two quotes on a Democrat president..IMAGINE THE OUTRAGE? We could all write those horrified quotes in the NY and LA Times...I won't even bother here.

THIS is why I keep saying WE MUST CHANGE THE MEDIA, folks. These people can do ANYTHING and most of the public is sycophantic sheep until they wake up and realize what they've REALLY SAID. And how important it is to have a media which rights these things somehow.

ugh. Sunday and I'm in a bad mood already! (sorry, Chuck, it's just that your truth HURT!) Thanks for the reminder.

Aaron Proctor said...

I love how us Conservatives are being fired from jobs and discriminated against. Like me, for example, with my writing job at a newspaper in Pasadena, CA.

However - when it happens to someone perceived to be "liberal" - all hell breaks lose.

Let's face it - Conservatives are becoming the new scapegoats for what's wrong in this country...and it's just little things now, but wait until it's full-scale thought police running rampant. All it takes is a few court battles and hits and tweaks to our Constituion to get the ball rolling.

Might think I'm crazy now but I can see this from a mile away.

Keep up the great work.

- AP

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Oh, the inconvenience of the Constitution! And how the "progressives" love to talk about Bush being the one who doesn't respect it, and calls it "a scrap of paper".

MK said...

The far-left revealed, just because they feel it's the right thing to do, then it must be so.

It's unfortunate, but America has to re-learn the lesson that once they give an inch to the left, they'll be fighting for a mile back for years to come.

Consider yourselves lucky they aren't doing it by force. Elsewhere that's what they'd have done. Who was it that said, you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs?

Chuck said...

It's really nothing more than arrogance. The left has a long history of knowing what's good for us.

MK summed it up nicely with this:

It's unfortunate, but America has to re-learn the lesson that once they give an inch to the left, they'll be fighting for a mile back for years to come.

This is exactly what happened in the 40's, 60's and 70's. The libs did damage that we are still trying to dig out of.