Salazar: Disappointment? Disappointment?!
Ken Salazar. Ken was one of 12 Democrats who voted for the Military Commissions Act.
. . .I have concerns with this bill, but on balance it meets my personal view of what America needs to get the job done.
Some of my friends have told me, good Democrats that they are, that they are "disappointed" with Ken Salazar. I'm not disappointed. I'm disgusted. Nauseated. Sickened. And I'm not so happy with my "disappointed" friends, either.
"Disappointed" implies some surprise and some sadness. I'm neither surprised nor sad - I'm just disgusted. And outraged (to the extent I have any remaining capacity to be outraged.)
What Ken is doing shouldn't be a surprise to these folks. Anyone who looked beyond the Democrat label and the knee jerk endorsement of the environmental community - which my "disappointed" friends were unwilling to do - knew what their vote for Ken meant.
Ken was for the war, for dams, for mining companies, against same sex adoption, against grassroots Democratic activists, and for compelling people to say the Pledge of Allegiance (and "under god" should be part of the Pledge). Since Ken joined the Senate he has voted with Republicans to protect the downtrodden credit card industry from their bankrupt customers, voted to confirm conservative Justice Roberts (because he found Roberts "a good man" after chatting with him), refused to fillibuster Alito, voted to confirm some of the worst Court of Appeal judges ever, supported Alberto Gonzales for Attorney Genera, and will continue to prevent one of Colorado's senate seats from being filled by a liberal or progressive for at least ten more years.
Just what does Salazar think (personally?) that "American needs to get the job done"? Apparently, torture, and immunity for war criminals. (Not to mention unreviewable kangaroo courts, but that's for another day.)