Monday, September 20, 2010

Even A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day

Al D'Amato--the senator formerly known as "Pothole Al" for his unflagging support for his constituents, was a somewhat controversial, irascible, and independent Republican representing New York from 1981 to 1998. Although he was a Republican, he supported the right of gays to openly service in the military, and was a strong supporter of Israel.

I have to give credit to D'Amato, he's an old school Republican, the kind that in the past you could work with. And unlike the current incarnation of the GOP, he still has some honor and integrity. Last Friday,.D'Amato unloaded on a wingnut racist on the little-watched Fox Business News channel, calling him out on his "racist bullshit."

The blowup came during a discussion on Thursday's edition of "Money Rocks"about whether or not to privatize the US Postal Service. Though all of the guests appeared to agree about the issue at hand, several took offense at the comments of GOP strategist Jack Burkman.
Burkman launched the discussion by saying, "most of these guys working in the Post Office should be driving cabs, and I think we should stop importing labor from Nigeria and Ethiopia. That's the skill level."
Have a look, the fun begins at 4:58:

I just love the way that jackass's jaw drops when D'Amato begins to tear into him. And who's that crazy woman wanting to privatize Homeland Security?? Are you kidding me? At any rate--way to go, Al!

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