Senator McConnell, defender of Free $peech

The Senate minority leader has a column in the Washington Post today where he describes himself as “…a longtime defender of the First Amendment”.  I did manage to avoid spraying the keyboard with my morning cup of coffee.  The only free speech Mitch McConnell has ever been concerned with is the campaign contribution kind.032202Free$peech

The Cicadas are coming

Cicada McConnellThere’s no particular reason for posting this sketch; was just watching Sen. Mitch McConnell on Meet the Press and thought he looked like a cicada.

IRS targeted tea party groups

As if the Benghazi story wasn’t enough to keep Congress in hearings until 2016,  we have the Justice Department seizing  AP phone records and the IRS targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.   The targeting of any group or individual based on ideology is outrageous and goes against everything our First Amendment stands for.  However, it would have been nice if the same people who are criticizing today would have been as vocal after 9-11 and during the Iraq War.  I don’t remember Senator Mitch McConnell taking to the Senate floor to defend anti-war protesters or denounce then Attorney General John Ashcroft. I also don’t recall McConnell challenging former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer for what he said in response to Bill Maher’s comments about 9-11 or defending the Dixie Chicks when they were widely criticized for their comments about President Bush.