Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Is This It?

11 Comments:

Blogger Charley Foster said...

There are legitimate arguments that Brown was poorly reasoned (although no one will argue that its outcome was wrong), but one has to be extremely careful and sensitive when making such an argument. In doing so, one generally points out a better reasoning to arrive at the same outcome. But Buttars essentially crapped on the table and walked away from the mess he left. The guy needs a handler.

And, really, what the hell DID he mean?

8/22/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger That One Guy said...

Astonishing, and yet, hardly surprising at all. Buttars has along history of taking dumps on public tables and walking away from it. He has now distilled his entire mantra in one simple episode of verbal diahrea.

8/22/2006 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Utah Peaknik said...

The fact that Buttars is still in office is truly a sad commentary on the people in his district who voted for him.

As long as we have plenty of stupid (er, excuse me, uneducated) voters in Utah who vote straight party tickets and are wooed by "family values" rhetoric, we'll always have morons in the legislature like Buttars.

8/22/2006 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

You're right, he needs to explain what he meant and where he stands.

He discussed 'The Comment' on KCPW this morning. Here's the podcast.

He will also be on the Nightside Project tonight, probably around 7:20 p.m.

8/22/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Oldenburg said...

I think Wendley got it right. Buttars is in the neo-totalitarian wing of the GOP with Bush, Gonzales, Yoo, Rumsfeld, the Weekly Standard, and their cronies in Congress (esp. Hatch).

This wing is popular in Utah for some reason. The majority must be right because they are the majority. People with this kind of logic have no place in power in America. Our country was founded with purposeful limits on the excesses of the masses. Further amendments and supreme court cases fleshed this idea out. Like I said, this guy wouldn't know the constitution if it hit him in the face.

8/22/2006 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe Jackson said...

It's probably not too hard to figure out what he meant. The Senator isn't known for nuance.

Senator Buttars was born on April 1, 1942. He was 12 when Brown v. Board of Education was decided. But, the phrase "separate but equal" probably didn't make much difference if he was growing up in rural Utah back in 1954 when the non-white population percentage of the state was probably something close to 1.

I'm guessing he didn't know much about black people other than what he was taught by his elders, and he was about 36 years old before his church elders finally backed off of the whole "Mark of Cain" pseudo-doctrine. [Note: Those Elders still have not repudiated it]

My suspicion is that he meant exactly what he said, just like Trent Lott meant what he said about Strom Thurmond, and just like whatever Senator George Allen thought he meant when he called that Indian-American guy "Macaca" a couple of weeks ago.

They're Conservative Republicans, and as such, it's fairly safe to assume that they are backward-thinking on prettymuch all social issues.

Unfortunatley, there are too many like-minded Conservative Republicans in West Jordan, so nothing will ever be done about Senator Buttars.

8/22/2006 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buttars gives an explanation in Utah Policy today. Sounds extremely rational to me. It did good, it did bad. Pretty much sums up every decision. Always consequences. Some good, some bad. Nothing sinister.

8/23/2006 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you think about Brown was a bad decsion - it took away states rights and was just another example of the heavy hand influence for the federal govt and the federal courts.

8/23/2006 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Spinning Doorknob said...

Joe Jackson, do you need a hug? You sound so picked on. I appreciate your humor stereotyping conservative republicans though. Especially given your "display name." Maybe I could make some more stereotypical charactorizations based on your comments and you calling yourself "Joe Jackson." My charactorization of you is a self entitled, self loathing dumb ass who's trying to convince him self he's a victim.

8/23/2006 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger Charley Foster said...

I have a question for my friend Oldenburg. If the wingers you refer to think the majority is always right, then in what way are they totalitarian?

8/24/2006 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous the general said...

I knew Buttars was a dumbass, but I Hoped there were not a lot people who actually fell for his tripe. No wonder people in this country think people in utah are a bunch of idiots, some of you are. I think if peabrain had his way the only thing that would be taught in schools is the Mormon religion. The man should be exiled to BFE for all time and have his mouth taped up with duct tape. Stupid, uneducated bafoon get out of Dodge and take the bus to do it.

8/24/2006 01:55:00 PM  

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