Sunday, June 21, 2009

Why does this guy keep getting elected?

Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution which stated in its entirety the following:
Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) expresses its support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law;

(2) condemns the ongoing violence against demonstrators by the Government of Iran and pro-government militias, as well as the ongoing government suppression of independent electronic communication through interference with the Internet and cellphones; and

(3) affirms the universality of individual rights and the importance of democratic and fair elections.
The resolution passed on a vote of 405-1. The Senate version of the resolution passed unanimously. So, who cast the one "nay" vote on this no-brainer?

If you guessed Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), take a bow.


Charles said...

Ron Paul can go piss up a rope.

He said he "admired President Obama's cautious approach to the situation"

Where's Daniel Webster when you need hum? From a Stephen Hayes column:

"Responding to critics who said that mere rhetorical support would do the revolutionaries no good, Webster said: "I hope it may. It may give them courage and spirit. It may assure them of public regard, teach them that they are not wholly forgotten by the civilized world, and inspire them with constancy in the pursuit of their great end."

Eric said...

Wow...if only Webster were advising Obama today, huh?

Your comment prompted me to do some digging on Webster, and I came across the quote that now appears on the header. Pretty timely, I think.