Saturday, February 18, 2006

Schumer, Malkin, and Savage Lead the Charge on Rescuing Port Security

Schumer, Malkin, and Savage Lead the Charge on Rescuing Port Security

Anyone who follows politics has heard the expression, “Politics makes strange bed-fellows.”

That expression has never been truer than in the past week, when names such as Michael Savage, Michelle Malkin, Charles Schumer, and Tom Coburn have all been on the same page with regard to one critical issue:  The reason Bush Administration’s insane decision to turn port security in six of America’s leading ports to an Arab-owned company.

Strangely, most of the media are not interested in this extremely important story.  I say shame on the Rush Limbaughs and the Hugh Hewitts.  Shame on the Sean Hannitys and the Real Clear Politics.

This is a major, MAJOR story, and most of those who support the Bush Administration are not willing to call a spade a spade.

On the other hand, Michelle Malkin (almost alone among the major blogs) and Michael Savage (almost alone among the major conservative talk show hosts) have been righteously raising the alarm – as have Senators Schumer, Coburn, Clinton, and Mendendez, as well as several Congressman.

I have called the White House on this.  Have you?

Turning our nation’s ports over to Arabs?  To a company headquartered in a country (UAE) that doesn’t even recognize Israel?

Not on my watch!  Not if I have anything to say about it.

For President Bush – a President who has been arrogantly derelict in his duty to defend our country’s Southern border – thinks that turning our ports over to Arabs while he is crying out about his need for more funds for “Homeland Security” is going to fly with the American people, he needs to get the “silver spoon” out his mouth and talk to some of the regular folks.


More from Malkin here.

The White House attempts to defend the indefensible.

Update:  Senator Hillary Clinton has leant her weight to the fight against the Bush Administration’s egregious sellout of US Port Security.  However, as she has not seen fit to let a Republican help co-sponsor her proposed legislation, it does cross my mind to wonder whether she truly desires to remedy the situation (or whether she is merely grandstanding).  Time will tell.

Update: Vox Day has an even more sinister/cynical take on this strange affair.


Blogger TexasFred said...

I've been raising all manners of hell about Bush not doing a damn thing about border security... And they haven't done a thing... Why should we expect them to address this in a positive fashion?? One thing I have learned, the Bush administration will NOT do something different once they have made up their minds...

Sat Feb 18, 05:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

texasfred: right you are, Sir! More to the point, G. W. Bush and his Dad have been spending FAR more time with Bill Clinton than they have with folks back in Crawford. The Bushes are silver-spoon-sucking elitists. It is time for them to go (although I would like one more solid SCOTUS appointment from GWB before he goes!). I am weary of what Michael Savage terms "lock-steppers" -- meaning Bush supporters who treat GWB as virtually infallible. The Bushes' arrogance on the border (which mirrors Clinton's), to which you so eloquently give testimony, is NOT to their credit -- and history will judge them accordingly (as dolts). -- gunjam

Sat Feb 18, 06:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

texasfred -- have you heard Michael Savage on this Port Security fiasco? He calls it "Portgate." He has had conservative Republican (e.g., Tom Coburn) and liberal Democrats on his show (e.g., Charles Schumer) speaking out eloquently against this idiotic decision. If GWB digs his heels in, he is going to be in for one hell of a fight in Congress -- a fight he deserves to lose! -- gunjam

Sat Feb 18, 06:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

I honestly think Bush is WRONG on this and the Border Security issues... And I think it's going to come back to bite him in the ass, but he doesn't care, he isn't running for office...

There is NOTHING worse than a lame duck... And I am afraid I will be addressing that issue too, when I haven't had a few drinks... I hate drunk blogging... LMAO..

Sat Feb 18, 09:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

texasfred - thank you for your post! I'll drink to that ! -- gunjam

Sat Feb 18, 10:37:00 PM PST  

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