But the most striking example of Brown Squirtery was brought to us by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Scareolina) who promptly hopped into two wetsuits and did a swan dive into the depths of the roiling lake of fear piss that has been dribbling out of the Right since the morning of September 11, 2001 (via The Politico, sorry):
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) vowed Thursday to do everything in his power to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on Guantanamo Bay detainees, saying that, “if necessary,” he would push for a constitutional amendment to modify the decision.
I think we need a constitutional amendment which states that if a Republican even mentions the Constitution he shall receive an electric shock straight to the grapes.
“The American people are going to wake up tomorrow and be shocked to hear that a member of Al Qaeda has the same constitutional rights as an American citizen,” said Graham.
“[Even] the Nazis never had that right.”
Excuse me Senator, unshocked American here. Leaving aside the nine thousand other things that are wrong with your quackings, when did we determine that everyone locked up in Guantanamo Seaside Resort is a member of Al Qaeda?
May I also say that it worries me when these asshats start talking about what we did to the bad guys during WWII because one of the things we did during WWII was assume U.S. citizens of Japanese descent were the bad guys, round them up, take all of their assets and lock them up in what we aren’t supposed to call concentration camps though I’m not sure what the fuck else we’re supposed to call them because they sure as hell weren’t summer camps.
But I digress.
And, that was a few days ago, which is about 5,000 years in the tiny no attention span minds of the GOP. So when Lindsey found out (for the very first time, totally, I’m sure, youbetcha) that the Pentagon wasn’t being very nice to what he calls members of Al Qaeda he clutched his pearls and declared himself shocked. SHOCKED (via The Washington Post):
“The guidance [administration lawyers] provided will go down in history as some of the most irresponsible and shortsighted legal analysis ever provided to our nation’s military and intelligence communities,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an Air Force Reserve colonel who teaches military law for the service.
Gee Senator, since you raised the issue of short sightedness, do you think that maybe possibly amending the Constitution to suspend habeas corpus for certain people might kinda sorta eventually lead to the suspension of Amendment VIII. Assuming you know what the hell that is. You’ve established that Americans would be SHOCKED to find they have to share their precious rights with a member of Al Qaeda, so why stop with h.c.?