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You know what's really pathetic?

1) Last week, our Republican-dominated Congress officially voted to replace democracy with a fascist dictatorship.

2) A few days later, a Republican Congressman got outed hitting on underage male pages.

One of these topics has dominated the headlines ever since, and will likely play a significant role in the election.

The other topic has vanished without a trace, never to be noticed or commented upon again.

Try to guess which is which.

HINT: This is America we're talking about.


[Obligatory note: This is not to say that Congressional pedophilia should be shrugged off or ignored; I'm just speaking to the relative levels of importance to the country as a whole -- and what it means for our country that treason barely lasts a news cycle, while a juicy sex scandal lives forever...]

Current Emotional State: depressed depressed

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amaebi From: amaebi Date: October 5th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: October 5th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
If it weren't for the fact that the Tom Foley thing was turning out SO bad the the Repubs, I'd swear it was a Rove tactic to distract us from the whole fascism thing...
amaebi From: amaebi Date: October 5th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I actually think it could be.

They're kind of on the nth round of Distraction from being murderous paranoid hegemons.
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: October 5th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I swear, I did *NOT* see the following letter to the New York Times until minutes AFTER making this post! :)

To the Editor:

While what Representative Mark Foley did in sending suggestive e-mail messages to a 16-year-old is reprehensible, it is interesting that sexual impropriety is visited with such swift punishment by the Republican leadership, but voting in support of torture and suspension of habeas corpus, among other things, is considered honorable.

Once again, sexual issues trump political issues of the gravest importance.

Paul Surlis
Crofton, Md., Oct. 1, 2006

From: penitence69 Date: October 5th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

i've said it once. . .

and i'll say it again.

these guys sure know how to manipulate americans.

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