Conservatives Call To Kill Dept. Of Homeland Security

This is funny as s**t, especially the comments. Conservatives telling each other that they’ve always hated the PATRIOT ACT for its assault on their constitutional rights, and whining that they always wanted the DHS to be a privatized body. That it should be done away with now is axiomatic, because the shoe is on the other foot and sshhh, the President’s a N-Dinggg!

Did they all forget how many House Republicans fell over themselves to co-sponsor the bill introduced by Dick Armey? Or the partner Senate bill sponsored by Phill Gramm?

Did they all forget how many House Republicans were among the 132 House votes against that bill? I’ll tell them. Eight.

It’s a Grand Old Planet called “Denial”, right enough.

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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  • To be fair while there is some hypocrisy on the part of Capt Ed and other conservatives Nick Gillespe and the folks at REASON were opposed to it from the get go and it was the REASON video that started it all.

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