Wednesday, October 24, 2007

If Fire Could Vote, Would It be Democrat or Republican?

Two controversial comments.
I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.

There are a few people that hate America. But I don't think the Democrats are those. I think there are those posing as Democrats that are like that.
Glen Beck, speaking on the Fires in California.
Boxer: Thank you so much for your offer of help. It is so important right now for California. So I know we have differences on climate change, but there's no difference in helping each other when our states are in trouble. Right now, we are down 50 percent in terms of our National Guard equipment because they're all in Iraq, the equipment, half of the equipment. So we really do need help. I think all of our states are down in terms of equipment.

Bond: Sen. Leahy and I on the National Guard caucus will welcome your help because the Guard has traditionally been underfunded, when Iraq started, when Katrina hit --

Boxer: You're right.

Bond: ... The Guard had only one-third of the equipment it needs. This is a battle we fight with the Pentagon, and our colleagues have been most helpful.

Boxer: That's another area where we can work together, and I think it's good for people to see it. I joined your caucus several months ago, and I'm really ready to go because I have a letter that states, from the Pentagon itself, that if there's a real catastrophe, such as the one we're having now, we're really in some kind of trouble. So thank you very much for that.
Senator Kit Bond (R) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D), speaking on the Senate Floor.

These two comments are apparently equally offensive. Meaning the one by Glenn Beck and the one by Barbara Boxer (Kit Bond, being a Republican, apparently gets off the hook for agreeing with and expanding on Boxer's comments).

Wait, sorry - just got a revision. It turns out that Glen Beck's comments weren't controversial at all, and only a liberal snob would think they were. That doesn't sound right.

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