Monday, June 13, 2005

More on Sensenbrenner

Dembloggers has the video feed from Sensenbrenner's tantrum on Friday.

Republican Hubris

After a week of listening to the talking heads on MSNBC, CNN and other networks castigate Hilary Clinton and Howard Dean for their forthright and their long over due outspoken dissent of the republican party and their narrow agenda, I am absolutely outraged that we have heard nothing of republican temper tantrum Sensenbrenner (R-Wis) through in the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.

The Democrats had insisted on hearings on practices at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Representatives from several groups, including Amnesty International USA gave testimony on the treatment of the Gitmo detainess.

Because Sensenbrenner and other republicans didn't like what they were hearing, the played childish games such as turning the microphones off, on and off again while Democrats where speaking and when they couldn't silence Democrats using infantile pranks, they shouted down any opposition to their world view and stomped out of the room.

This is absolutely outrageous. House republicans have absolutely lost all sense of decency and respect for our Democracy. We cannot allow this outrage to go unaddressed. We need to contact the House of Representatives and insist that Sensenbrenner apologize and restore open dialogue to the Democratic process on all issues.

Here is the phone number for the House of Representatives:
(202) 224-3121
Also, a link where you can find information on your local House member and to make a general comment.

Furthermore, we need to contact the media and demand that they cover this story. Here are a couple of suggestions as to where to start:

That covers the major cable news channels.

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