Monday, November 14, 2005
Life's Little Ironies
Every blogger worth his or her salt has been hammering away at the need to defeat Lindsey Graham's plan to destroy habea corpus -- the most basic legal right of the Western civilization that right-wing racists keep saying that they prefer to, say, "Islamofascism". Well, it looks as if enough of us got enough readers to squawk to their elected representatives that the Bingaman amendment was on the verge of passing, so the Republicans hastily threw out a face-saving "compromise" of their own that's not as good as Bingaman's legislation, but is better than what Graham wants. Fingers remain crossed, but we may have lucked out here, and please continue to hammer your Senators over this, because we still want the Bingaman legislation and not the "compromise". The irony is that the mouth-breathers over at FR -- the very folks with the most to lose in a habeas-corpus-free world -- hate the compromise. They are in full flaming wroth over the GOP Senate's decision not to totally destroy habeas corpus after all.
Proof positive that the Republicans want to repeal not only the Enlightenment, but all of civilization.
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