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Monday, June 27, 2005

Randy "Duke" Cunningham: Piece of Crap, Part II

In today's Boston Globe, Cathy Young condemns Representative Cunningham's vile statement in support of the flag burning amendment, and the amendment in general:

Support for the amendment has always been a cheap ticket to political grandstanding. This time, though, it has been made worse by shameless exploitation of the memory of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ''Ask the men and women who stood on top of the Trade Center," Republican Representative Randy Cunningham of California declared during the House debate. ''Ask them and they will tell you: Pass this amendment."

''Obscene" is not too strong a word for this. If the men and women who died in the World Trade Center could talk to us, I suspect they might be a little more concerned about whether their fellow citizens are any better protected from terrorism today than four years ago.

Entire column here.

Rep. Cunningham's remarks are much more offensive than anything that Senator Dick Durbin ever said, so why isn't he being hounded into making a half-assed apology on the floor of the House?

7 Comments:

Blogger jessica said...

not necessarily relevant to this post... but i stumbled here from MDB's blog and i have to laugh. knowing him and reading this, it makes perfect sense how you guys were friends...

12:11 AM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger Audient said...

hahahaha, Jess, you are too much.

I am still waiting for Randy to write me back.

10:15 AM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger Audient said...

Hey Jason, here is something for Part III:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8435842/

9:23 PM, July 01, 2005  
Anonymous Chris Stuhlmueller said...

"Rep. Cunningham's remarks are much more offensive than anything that Senator Dick Durbin ever said, so why isn't he being hounded into making a half-assed apology on the floor of the House?"

Because he didn't say that opponents of the flag burning amendment were Nazis or Soviet gulag torturers.

9:52 AM, July 03, 2005  
Blogger Jason Sonenshein said...

Because he didn't say that opponents of the flag burning amendment were Nazis or Soviet gulag torturers.

Chris, you're right that they didn't say exactly the same thing. However, I think the use of murder victims in an effort to diminish free speech is much worse than making the mistake of equating the lesser torturers at U.S. detention facilities to the greater torturers of the Nazi or Soviet regimes.

4:30 PM, July 03, 2005  
Blogger Jason Sonenshein said...

Jessafran, thanks for stopping by!

7:21 PM, July 03, 2005  
Anonymous About Health Blog said...

''Obscene" is not too strong a word for this.

5:12 AM, February 14, 2011  

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