Friday, March 04, 2005
Conservatives chastise Sen. Byrd for "Hitler" comment.
(CC News) Reacting to a warning by Sen. Robert Byrd about the danger of repeating historical mistakes regarding the treatment of minorities, two Jewish groups and two GOP politicians criticized Byrd for using an analogy to Adolf Hitler to get his point across.
Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, in particular, claimed that the comments would "lessen the credibility of the senator and the decorum of the Senate," and many conservatives seemed to agree.
Former Texas GOP senator Phil Gramm decried Byrd's lack of tact, and suggested it would only be fair to now hunt Byrd down with dogs.
Right-wing banshee and screech harpy Ann Coulter also expressed outrage at Byrd's outspoken bluntness, further suggesting that it would be only appropriate to now invade Byrd's home state, kill all the Democratic leaders and convert the survivors to Republicanism.
Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly reacted to Byrd's comments, telling Byrd that he should, "Shut up! Shut up! Just shut up!", while vice-president Dick Cheney expressed sorrow over what he called Byrd's "impolitic remarks," and suggested that Byrd should just go fuck himself.
In a determined attempt to restore some semblance of sophistication and politeness to the chamber, Santorum asked if anyone wanted to know his views on gay marriage and "man on dog" sex.