Republicans Unwisely Show Fangs
Today we got to see how bitter and tense the House of Representatives is getting, with a dispute over a pension bill culminating in Republican Rep. Bill Thomas calling in a Capitol police officer
and threatening his Democratic colleagues with arrest. Why? Because some walked out in protest over Thomas' tactics regarding the bill.
Think back to Texas, Tom DeLay, and a certain redistricting bill. And several Democrats who protested this bill by leaving, at which point DeLay tried to use the Department of Homeland Security to arrest them and bring them back(even though DeLay is--haha--no longer a member of the Texas legislature anyway). Now we see their next tactic: they are willing to use the intimidation of arrest to get their way, the threat of anthrax now apparently fading into memory. Shades of the Nazi party.
"It is clear that the Republicans are in denial about their behavior, and it is clear that the Democrats must draw a line in the sand on the repression of our rights in this Congress," said Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
Oh, they're not in denial at all. They know what they're doing. It's the rest of us who should wake up and know it. The Republicans want to establish a dictatorship in this country and have realized no one will stop them no matter how obvious they get.
"What are you going to do about it?"--Thomas Nast.