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Musgrave gets her Chimp photo op today

King Furious George sucks the forehead of homo-bigot US Representative Marilyn Musgrave, R-CO, after speaking at her fundraiser at Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

He managed to make it all the way to the end of his prepared, stilted remarks yesterday to get to Marilyn’s pet issue — a federal marriage amendment. The fundraiser raked in $450K for this bigot.

Musgrave was recently named one of the ten most vulnerable Republican incumbents by former House Majority Leader Tom Delay’s PAC, so it’s no wonder Cheney swooped in last May, raising $200K to fill her coffers.

I’m also proud of the fact that she stands up for values that she thinks important. It’s really important for the United States of America to promote a culture of life, to be a welcoming society — (applause) — to recognize the value of each person. Marilyn is a strong supporter of developing a culture of life. And she’s a strong supporter of the sanctity of marriage — (applause) — who supported a constitutional amendment to make sure that activist judges do not redefine traditional marriage. And I’m proud of your support of that important piece of legislation, Marilyn. And the people of this district ought to send her back to Washington, D.C. because she shares the same values as most people in Colorado. (Applause.)


Also, the Chimperor spent a lot of time building up the “dark swarthy enemy” imagery in this speech. God, this writing is awful. The only numnuts that could possibly tolerate a speech like this are the hand-picked automaton event supporters. I’m just surprised that his staff can’t come up with anything less hoary and tired to say than this.

We believe in the freedom of people to worship and speak their mind, the freedom of the press to print what they want. They believe in the opposite. They have a dark vision of the world. They have made their intentions clear. They want to establish a totalitarian empire that stretches from Spain to Indonesia. And one way for them to accomplish their objective is to drive us out of the Middle East, is to cause America to become isolated. It’s not going to happen on my watch. (Applause.)

…This is an enemy that has declared their intentions in Iraq. They’ve got one weapon, by the way — their ideology is so dark, nobody believes in it except for a handful, but they’ve got the capacity to kill innocent people and have those images on the TV screens around the world, all attempting to shake our will and to get us to retreat. They have stated openly their desire to do to Iraq what they did to Afghanistan, to convert that country into a safe haven so they can plan, plot and attack. We will defeat the enemy in Iraq. We will do our job to protect the American people. (Applause.)

The stakes are high, and it’s important to have members of the United States Congress who understand that. Marilyn Musgrave understands that we’re in a time of war.

Colorado Rep. Angie Paccione (D-Fort Collins) is her challenger (a post on her is here); she expects to raise $100,000 by the end of this year.

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