Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Patrick Leahy Tells It Like It Is
It is hard to believe that John Boehner's motivation behind inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of the Congress involved anything other than giving offense to the White House and the Democratic Party. The act was wrong on so many grounds that the only thing that surprised me was how long it took those offended by the act to respond. However, the snowball of a boycott by Congressional Democrats now seems to be growing, and this morning the DC Dispatches blog maintained on the Al Jazeera English Web site put up a post that Patrick Leahy has joined the boycott. Furthermore, while Leahy is known for keeping a cool head while persisting in his personal convictions even in the face of outrageous offense, he decided to make an exception in this case, calling the Netanyahu's invitation "a tawdry and high-handed stunt that has embarrassed not only Israel, but the Congress itself." The only problem is that both Netanyahu and Boehner are so steeped in the slime of their respective ideologies that it is hard to imagine either of them knowing what embarrassment is, let alone experiencing it!