From Salon's War Room:
Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold opened the hearing by claiming that the president's legal theory justifying the wiretaps could lead to an ever-greater executive power grab. "Under this theory, we no longer have a constitutional system consisting of three coequal branches of government," he said. "We have a monarchy."Do you see how Sen. Hatch did that just there? He didn't say anything to contradict any of the facts or suppositions in Sen. Feingold's statement. He just accused him of playing politics. Previous politicians guilty of scoring blatant political points: Abraham Lincoln with his absurdly partisan Emancipation Proclamation; Thomas Jefferson and his pandering so-called Declaration of Independence; and who could forget FDR declaring December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy?
A few minutes later, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch shot back: "Quit trying to score political points."
They embarrass themselves the way they cram their partisan bullshit down our throats. What this country needs is a political party that will just stand aside while the other party falls deeper and deeper into their descending spiral of corruption and criminal mismanagement of the country.
What's that? Oh! Good. Yeah, just keep on keepin' on then.