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Jan 30 2017

Democratic Sellouts

Dry Powder- and besides, we’re the lesser evil!

Protesters Grill Democratic Senator About His Vote for Trump’s CIA Chief
by Lee Fang, The Intercept
2017-01-30

At a testy meeting with a crowd of constituents Sunday evening, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., became the latest Democratic senator to face a grassroots backlash for voting to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Whitehouse was one of 14 Democrats who voted last Monday to confirm Mike Pompeo, a fierce Trump ally who largely shares the president’s antagonism towards Muslims and personal privacy, and has strongly suggested that he supports bringing back intelligence gathering techniques that include torture.

“You are entitled to an explanation of why I have voted for some of the defense nominees and I will concede right off the bat that I may have been wrong,” Whitehouse told people in the auditorium.

“Why did I vote for Pompeo?” Whitehouse said. “I think that there are a lot of you who may disagree with me on this, and I appreciate it. Sometimes I feel pretty confident, sometimes you need to make a judgment call.”

“He’s a Rubio guy,” the senator continued, drowned out by a chorus of booing. “Sometimes you need to be in a position to say no if something really, really significant happens.”

Like umm… what exactly Sheldon? Rounding up Jews Muslims and stitching Yellow Stars of David Green Crescents on their clothes before you ship them off to Concentration Camps and Gas Chambers?

Whitehouse’s support for Pompeo was a focus of the anger. “This is a man who sees international politics and world history as a clash between Judeo-Christians and Muslims, who thinks Edward Snowden should be executed, who supported torture, and refused to say he thinks it is wrong to, to use Donald Trump’s terms, take out the families of accused terrorists,” said David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress, at the rally outside the event.

“Democrats alone can’t block these appointments but they can make sure they don’t have our stamp of our approval,” Segal said. “They must vote as any one of us would vote: against torture, against surveillance, against authoritarianism, and against Trump.”

Thanks for nothing cowards. For people who claim our Republic is at stake and this is the second coming of Adolph Hitler you seem awfully complacent and lazy while I am content to jerk at the end of piano wire like die Weiße Rose.

I’m coming for you, you faithless enabling bastards (I say that because your Mothers deny they bore and raised traitors).