Thursday, June 16, 2005

This Week's
Backside Of The Bell Curve

The 15 Republican
"We Love Lynching!"
Asswipes US Senators

Alexander (R-TN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)

Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Kyl (R-AZ)

Lott (R-MS)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Sununu (R-NH)
Thomas (R-WY)

From Online-Athens (Georgia)
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Senate shouldn't be too proud of anti-lynching vote

The U.S. Senate did the right thing Monday in approving a resolution apologizing for the body's failure to pass anti-lynching laws during the first half of this century. But senators need not congratulate themselves too heartily.

While 80 of the Senate's 100 members, including Georgia senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, signed on as co-sponsors of the resolution, the world's greatest deliberative body was looking for all the cover it could find in executing the vote. The issue was debated at night and resolved with a voice vote.

In a voice vote, senators indicate support for, or opposition to, a measure in unison, meaning there is no individual accountability. --snip--

Asked why the debate was held at night and the vote on the resolution was a voice vote, (Dem sponsor, Mary) Landrieu said both were the result of her acceptance of conditions offered by the Senate's leadership. --snip--

So, with the blood of 4,743 lynching victims crying out from the ground for some measure of justice - however delayed it might be - the U.S. Senate used the cover of night, and the more despicable cover of a voice vote, to take not a bold and courageous stand, but a lukewarm acceptance of responsibility for one of the most heinous chapters in American history. Much more...
Why doesn't this turn of events surprise me? I know from experience that each of these 15 asswipes obviously has internal poll data showing his/her (That's you, Kay Bailey Hutchinson!) constituents' lack of support for denouncing lynching.

If you live in one of those Backside Of The Bell Curve states listed above, ring your reps:

TOLL FREE Capitol Hill Switchboard Number
1 (800) 839 - 5276
They'll transfer you to any House/Senate office you need!

As the carpenter said, it's the least you can do for the least of your brothers.

Heaviest of heavy sighs.


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