Representative John Coyers Downing Street Make Believe Hearing Turns Very Anti-Semitic
Here are some of the portions of the skit that got the loudest laughs from the audience watching on C-SPAN per Milbank's article:
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) banged a large wooden gavel and got the other lawmakers to call him "Mr. Chairman." He liked that so much that he started calling himself "the chairman" and spouted other chairmanly phrases, such as "unanimous consent" and "without objection so ordered." The dress-up game looked realistic enough on C-SPAN, so two dozen more Democrats came downstairs to play along.
I suppose Tracy Morgan would play Conyers
No matter: The lawmakers and the witnesses saw this as a chance to rally against the war. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) proclaimed it "one of the biggest scandals in the history of this country." Conyers said the memos "establish a prima facie case of going to war under false pretenses." Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) concluded that "the time has come to get out" of Iraq.
Here is the star power, Horatio Sanz as Frank will be a perfect ringer. Maya Rudolph as Waters will also be a good fit. She can yell scandel in Florida 2000 scandel in Florida 2000, repeatedly....................
The session took an awkward turn when witness Ray McGovern, a former intelligence analyst, declared that the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel and military bases craved by administration "neocons" so "the United States and Israel could dominate that part of the world." He said that Israel should not be considered an ally and that Bush was doing the bidding of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. "Israel is not allowed to be brought up in polite conversation," McGovern said. "The last time I did this, the previous director of Central Intelligence called me anti-Semitic."
I'm not surprised that this group of people holding a make believe hearing, broke out into an anti-Semitic tone. Chris Kattan could play McGovern.
Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), who prompted the question by wondering whether the true war motive was Iraq's threat to Israel, thanked McGovern for his "candid answer."
Darrell Hammond is a must for Moran, a perfect fit.
At Democratic headquarters, where an overflow crowd watched the hearing on television, activists handed out documents repeating two accusations -- that an Israeli company had warning of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and that there was an "insider trading scam" on 9/11 -- that previously has been used to suggest Israel was behind the attacks.
Looks like this whole thing is taking a very serious anti-Semitic theme and that's not funny..............................................
Conyers's firm hand on the gavel could not prevent something of a free-for-all; at one point, a former State Department worker rose from the audience to propose criminal charges against Bush officials. Early in the hearing, somebody accidentally turned off the lights; later, a witness knocked down a flag. Matters were even worse at Democratic headquarters, where the C-SPAN feed ended after just an hour, causing the activists to groan and one to shout "Conspiracy!"
A free for all with this group? No............Lets cast Amy Poehler as the screaming insane conspiracy loony.
The glitches and the antiwar theatrics proved something of a distraction from the message the organizers aimed to deliver: that for the Bush White House, as lawyer John C. Bonifaz put it, the British memo is "the equivalent to the revelation that there was a taping system in the Nixon White House."
Will Forte can play Bonifaz and perhaps Chevy Chase can guest host and end the skit as Howard Dean charging in screaming Conspiracy-Conspiracy-Conspiracy and crashing onto a table and busting it up.......................................
What a pathetic joke and the only visual one can get is a really-really bad SNL skit. However, the obvious anti-Semitic theme that is developing with the Downing Street Gang (DSG) is not funny at all. I think the Anti-Defamation League needs to pay pretty close attention to where this whole thing is going as well as all Americans. There are some very dangerous biases and prejudices bubbling up from the DSG make-believe hearing and from their support organization Democrats.com.
Take a look at this organizations website - disinformation central I'd say. Check out the headline "Hearings Moved to US Capitol". Well yes but the basement on card tables. Talk about misrepresenting the facts for one's own agenda, that's a perfect insight for the mindset of the DSG and a scary one given the anti-Semitic tone that is part of the DSG.
Here is John Coyers site, he has the DSG agenda front and center