Friday, May 11, 2007

11 GOP Congressmen to Bush: You’ve Lost Credibility

From Crooks and Liars:

On tonight's "Countdown," Keith Olbermann replays an exchange between Brian Williams and Tim Russert from NBC Nightly News this evening about a stunning, closed door meeting that Keith described as a "watershed moment" between President Bush and eleven Republican members of Congress regarding Iraq. In this private meeting, the group, led by Reps. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Charlie Dent (R-PA), hammered the President on Iraq and the impact the war is having on the future of the Republican Party.

Russert: The Republican Congressmen then went on to say: "The word about the war and its progress cannot come from the White House or even you, Mr. President. There's no longer any credibility. It has to come from General Petraeus."

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I was wondering if something like this was ever going to happen. Quite the ass-licking. And I don't mean that in the good way. I'm kind of surprised, actually. The cult of Bush, or Reagan's First Law "thou shalt not criticize another Republican," or the kool-aid, whatever you want to call it, has been so amazingly binding to rank and file GOP members that I had kind of been taking for granted that most of them were going to play lemmings and run off the proverbial cliff behind their doofus alpha male. Apparently that's not the case. It's obviously too late to save the Republican Party, so an extra round of applause goes out for these eleven Congressmen: they've done this for their country instead of for political advantage.

I guess some Republicans really do love America.