Ohio Republicant Senator Mike DeWine must be on DeDrugs.
An ardent Bush devotee and apologist, DeWine has suggested that the American people just forget all about this silly NSA illegal wiretapping nonsense.
During a Friday interview with Fox News he said the following:
“You know, there’s been some controversy about whether or not this program is legal or is not legal. I think we need to get beyond that. And the vast majority of American people believe these calls need to be listened to. But we don’t want to have any kind of debate about whether it’s constitutional or not constitutional. So I think we need to put that beyond us.”
Let’s examine this whopper – which I made the mistake of reading just before bed – for a moment, shall we?
You know, there’s been some controversy about whether or not this program is legal or is not legal.
I think we need to get beyond that.
Oh yes, let’s just forget that the president has broken the law. Nothing to see here, unless he got a BJ from Condi.
And the vast majority of American people believe these calls need to be listened to.
Um, Mike, you can’t back that up. Even your own party leadership objects to the illegal NSA program. And what exactly are “these calls” you’re talking about? Legally intercepted calls from terrorists or illegally intercepted ones from private citizens? There’s a big difference; it’s only the latter most of us are screaming about. Oh, and whatever the polls say, in this country we don’t decide whether or not to pursue an investigation of a crime by taking a show of hands.
But we don’t want to have any kind of debate about whether it’s constitutional or not constitutional.
Who’s we? The unquestioning masses of Bush supporters? Of course you don’t, because any cursory look at this reveals that Bush in fact committed an impeachable offense. But a lot of us do want to get into that kind of a debate, Mikey.
So I think we need to put that beyond us.
There he goes again, as Reagan would say. Well if you think so, Mike, it must be a great idea. You wouldn’t steer us wrong where the president is concerned, would you?
DeWine made these statements in the context of a discussion about his call to exempt the NSA wiretap program from the established rules for foreign intelligence surveillance. Which translates to, if your buddy breaks the law, just change the law to render his action no longer illegal, and make it retroactive so he doesn’t have to worry about the law he broke when it was illegal.
I think it’s time for DeWine to shut DeFuck up.
And it’s time for me to go to bed. Goodnight from the angry left.