Jon Corzine – Resorts To Name Calling
In a conference call with reporters Monday, Sen. John Corzine, D-NJ, one of the leading opponents of the president's plan, said Cheney had "a virtual career of disdain for Social Security," and compared his appearances to sending Saddam Hussein to campaign for democracy in Iraq.Hold a different opinion than Jon Corzine and he compares you to a ruthless dictator. Not just any dictator, but Saddam Hussein, a sworn enemy of the United States who tortured and killed anyone that dared to express a different opinion. How open minded, how statesman like.
"He's certainly not being sent on the road to convince Democrats, moderates or Baby Boomers," Corzine said.
This little temper tantrum hardly makes Corzine a poster boy for democracy in action. Of course Corzine may have a point – Chaney isn’t trying to convince Democrats, moderates and Baby Boomers about Social Security, the majority already have been convinced. Perhaps this is why the Senator is pouting and acting like a child, he is losing the argument.
Like it or not Senator Corzine, Dick Cheney is the Vice President of the United States and deserves respect for the office he holds. You owe the Vice President, the country and the people of New Jersey an apology. You have disgraced the office you hold.
Update: Thankfully other blogs have picked up this story and are posting on this outrage. Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Update II: Bret Schundler says : ’That’s about as ugly a thing as you could say, and it’s far beneath the level of discourse New Jerseyans have a right to expect from their leaders.
“Jon Corzine should immediately apologize – to the Vice President, to New Jerseyans he represents, and to his own mother, who must surely be aghast at her son’s foul mouth.”