WASHINGTON -- Bush and the House GOP radicals are at it again, attacking human rights, border solutions, and the environment.
First, on the border, the 'get tough' evil House Republicans moved to build a 700 mile Berlin Wall along the US-Mexico border.
The House non-solution is pure election year BS. Expensive walls will not work, but will cause more deaths, huge harm to wildlife, rivers, and the environment, and harm relations with Mexico, a critical ally and trading partner.
The entire GOP House delegation from Arizona, save one, voted for the draconian, inhumane, and inaffective border walls. To his great credit, Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe, the only member of Arizona's delegation who actually represents a border district (AZCD8), joined dem Reps. Pastor and Grijalva in voting against the new Berlin Walls on the Mexican line.
Radical right-winger Randy Graf likely thinks 700 miles of border Berlin Walls is not enough.
Sadly, 64 House dems joined the GOP's fear and racism-based Berlin Wall border blunders; pathetic and dumb. This included Nick Rahall (D-WV) the ranking dem on the House (Natural) Resources Committee. This vote and other blunders are good reasons not to make Rahall chairman of this important committee if the dems re-take the House. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) is a much better choice.
Next, GOP House Darth Vaders, lead by corrupt Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), rubber stamped a Bush plan to go around the Supreme Court and re-allow torture of war prisoners and denial of access to fair trials.
This Bush/GOP extremism puts US agents and troops at risk of more torture if captured. 'Evidence' gained through torture has often been shown to be false, because tortured prisoners will make up anything to stop being tortured, even if they know nothing.
Finally, the lawless Bush Forest Service is resisting following a new federal court ruling from a Tucson judge that rejected the controversial, unpopular and unfair public lands fees on Mt. Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, Madera Canyon, and on public lands nationwide.
Bush and the GOP have dramatically underfunded the Forest Service, harming conservation, hunting & fishing, and recreation. At the same time, Bush and the GOP increase subsidy payments to corporations (many of them foreign owned) who are mining, ranching, drilling, developing, and ruining our public lands.
Bush and his radical right-wing mercenaries are on a roll, rolling over you, me, our families, and the common good, and rolling right toward a cliff on November 7.
Vote these chumps out!