Conservatives can be weird sometimes. One of the issues that has been raised throughout the early 21st century is the rampant hypocrisy that plagues the GOP. They say one thing and do another. For years, they’ve been the “party of family values”. Yet, one scandal after another, we find that conservatives are into tapping toes in Airport bathrooms. Conservatives also seem to like same sex anal play more than openly gay people, it seems.
I’m not judging them for being into ass play, but you have to admit that it’s a bit hypocritical to have such a profound interest in dirty play and play the holier than thou card in public. It’s not just gay sex that they seem hypocritical about, but cheating on wives, prostitution, drugs, bribery, the scandals run the entire gamut of ‘evils’ that they claim they are above. Now, as a semi-religious person, I recognize that no man is free of sin. We are all susceptible to evil, Republican or not. The problem is that the party has taken the stance of criminalizing liberalism and bedeviling all non-Christians, and when it is discovered that they themselves are among the biggest culprits of sin, they say nothing. You could hear a pin drop — in a room filled with conservatives– after all of the gay scandals and the revelation of Madam Palfrey’s whores.
So what is the party going to do now, it’s seriously crippled right now and everyone is disgusted with the GOP and its direction. Yes, even conservatives are shaking their heads in disgust at what the party has become. Only the neo-conservative nuts are defending the party’s evil ways these days, it’s really sad.
“Any human being would admit anything under those circumstances.”
Harry Reid’s suggests that a person on the verge of death will admit to anything, even when it isn’t true.
This argument is used to support arguments against coercion and duress by law enforcement officials during their investigations. The argument counter to Reid’s assertion, of course is the Jack Bauer scenario. If a terrorist has information that would lead to saving the lives of thousands of people, then would “torture” be acceptable? I’m as liberal as the next guy, and I’d have to say that under a life or death situation, torture does and will happen. We should allow the law to play this out, instead of accepting ‘torture’ as a tactic, deny it under the Constitution as it previously has.
IF the Jack Bauer scenario actually happens, then the agent will likely make a moral judgment, thus, providing a defense in a court of law. What this does is makes sure that we preserve the integrity of our constitution, and continue supporting our “innocent, until proven guilty” system of jurisprudence. To remove torture from the ‘debate’ and insist that it is criminal, as it should be, would remove the heinous activity of torturing individuals and retrieving information under duress from among a laundry list of reasons for foreigners to hate the United States. This would go a long ways in restoring our reputation and significance in the world as a major political and international player.
Reid makes a very important point, historically, the United States has executed and jailed people for committing the crime of water boarding. During the Nuremberg trials, the use of torture was an issue that was not escaped by propaganda and clever political rhetoric. If President Bush were ‘on the other side’ of the Nuremberg debate, he would have surely been hanged for his sponsoring of such illegal activity (if it is proved that he is indeed guilty of promoting torture and terrorism to achieve political ends).
Remember when Keith Olbermann called for the President’s resignation?
If you’re a conservative, you’ve probably never bothered sitting through a Keith Olbermann segment and at the time there were millions of accusations flying across the Internet it was hard to keep up with all of the allegations. Looking back, I’d have to say that Keith Olbermann’s special segment on the President’s failures and a demand for his resignation was a pretty powerful piece. It isn’t just because it is Keith Olbermann, “a sports caster pretending to be a political pundit”, as Fox News clowns call him. What Keith Olbermann did and said is on the minds of millions, if not hundreds of millions of Americans.
Lets face it, the President is only hanging on to the support of the strictly partisan conservatives, and even they are wavering in their loyalty to the President at this juncture. The only thing holding most people’s confidence in the President is their pride and fear that a liberal might become our next President.