The National Republican Senatorial Committee, under the chairmanship of Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), has sent out a fundraising letter using the City of Berkeley's decision to call Marines trying to recruit within city borders "unwelcome" and Code Pink protestors having a parking spot outside the recruiting office once a week for six months as the justification for a return to a Republican majority. That's the dizzying logic of the rightwing for you.
Liberal extremists on the City Council of Berkeley, California recently passed a resolution labeling brave United States Marines as unwelcome and uninvited visitors within the city's boundaries. According to the Sacramento Bee, "... City Council ... labeled military recruiters stationed [in Berkeley] as 'intruders' and pronounced them a 'violent influence' on the city's youth"
Additionally, the Sacramento Bee reported, "It [the Berkeley City Council] also gave the anti-war group Code Pink a permanent parking space in front of the recruiting office, from which it could stage its frequent protests." (Sacramento Bee, 2/12/08)
Senate Democrats are blocking the Senate from saying anything official about this situation and allowing this outrageous insult by the city of Berkeley to go unanswered.
Do you still need a reason to vote for a Republican Senate? The importance of regaining the Senate Majority is clear to me. Is it to you? What do you think will happen with a Democrat-controlled Congress and a Democrat President?
That's right. The most CRITICAL thing to consider is parking spots for protesters and non-binding resolutions from the most liberal city in the US and that's why we MUST have a Republican-controlled Congress. Rubber-stamping reckless borrow and spend tactics that are driving the economy into an abyss? That's a-okay. Protecting the President as he shreds the Constitution, spying on American citizens and torturing innocent people because they are guilty of being Muslim? Hunky dory. Blindly cheerleading a war waged on false pretenses and with no clear exit policy and abdicating your Constitutionally-mandated responsibility of oversight? Fantastic!
But dammit, don't let those hippy anti-war types exercise their right to free speech. That's just going too far.