Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Sinner Vitter

Senator Vitter (R-LA) was called a 'sinner' by... Bill Clinton.

Former President Clinton has sent out a fundraising letter on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee under his own name warning that Republicans are trying to "derail' President Obama's agenda.

Not much unexpected there.

But along with the letter, Clinton has included a flyer from the DSCC that's bound to raise eyebrows.

"DSCC funds go towards efforts to unseat far-right Republican senators like admitted sinner David Vitter..." the flyer says, referring to the Louisiana senator who admitted patronizing a prostitution service when he was in the House.

Vitter has been a Clinton foe for a long time, calling on President Clinton to step down in 1998 because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

In 2009, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 to approve President Obama’s nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State.

Casting the sole “nay” vote was Vitter, who was concerned about Bill Clinton’s “multimillion dollar minefield of conflicts of interest.”

Well... it is true, at least.

All politicians are the same. First, they all lie. They have to lie. A politician who tells the truth can't get elected. For example, Rand Paul has had a heck of a time after he criticised the Civil Rights Act.

This is why politicians always make it personal. Issues are simply too complex for most people. They don't have the time to understand what's involved. Instead, politics has become like American Idol. People vote for a smile, or how well-pressed someone's pants are.

Remember how Obama and Clinton had a beer-off? Why do politicians do things like that?

Because that's how deeply a lot of voters think. They see a nice-looking politician with a nice-looking family. They honestly believe that it's easier to judge the character of these professional liars than it is to evaluate whether their policies are worth supporting.

We desperately need to repeal the 17th Amendment. There are too many politicians in Washington. State legislatures will oversee these demagogues a lot better than the voters do.

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