Thursday, December 16, 2010
You can see all of what Senator Kyl had to say here for yourself in this video:
As far as Senator DeMint goes, he said the following to Politico:
"We shouldn’t be jamming a major arms control treaty up against Christmas; it’s sacrilegious and disrespectful. What's going on here is just wrong. This is the most sacred holiday for Christians. They did the same thing last year - they kept everybody here until [Christmas Eve] to force something down everybody's throat. I think Americans are sick of this."
No, Senator DeMint..what *I* am "sick of" is politicians like yourself who are SO damn over-privileged that they don't understand that MOST Americans get only ONE day off for Christmas (and some not even that). I don't feel sorry for you that you have to stay in Washington to finish the business that your party has been stalling on and delaying for months. If you were really that terribly concerned about being able to have a lot of time off around the Christmas holidays, perhaps you shouldn't have stalled so much. BUT, in fact you're STILL stalling and delaying even NOW as you whine about wanting to go home, while at the same time you're demanding that the full text of bills be read aloud on the Senate floor...something that will waste approximately 12 HOURS.
You claim to be upset that you and your staff won't be able to be home with their families for Christmas... Well Senator, there are thousands of American families who won't be together this Christmas because they're currently serving in two war zones halfway across the world, because YOU sent them there. So therefore are YOU "sacrilegious" for not getting them home for the holidays? Was your party "sacrilegious" when you were the majority party back in the 90's and pulled the exact same thing...keeping congress in session leading up to Christmas and Easter, in order to get your way on various bills?
Even your fellow Republican, former congressman Joe Scarborough acknowledges that this current behavior is despicable and has said so, "It's offensive that people would use Christianity for political leverage with an argument that is so baseless that, I've gotta say, I'm just....my breath is taken away."
"They need to just shut their mouth, they're embarrassing themselves."