Actor John Cusack — who tweeted his support for Republican Sen. Rand Paul during his filibuster
yesterday — criticized Democrats for not supporting the senator in his campaign against drones.
“For gods sake where are democrats ??” Cusack asked, referencing a tweet by left-leaning cable network Democracy Now, which said, “Rand Paul: Obama
Admin Response Drones ‘More Than Frightening.’”
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Former MSNBC and Current TV host Cenk Uygur responded to the actor.
“Good question. Where are the so-called progressive Democratic senators?” he wrote.
Cusack expressed his frustration with the current administration, asking Democrats what they think of Obama: “dems? Do U have any thoughts on Obama's transition from a progressive academic humanist 2 a regressive corporate warlord?”
The actor then posted a tweet that was longer than the 140-character limit, linking to a separate website. The tweet indicated that the linked message was about “[Attorney General] holder claiming the right to kill even his own citizens.”
Cusack quoted American writer Ambrose Bierce.
“Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him. In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity are forms of deference,” he wrote.
He also referenced a quote from Daniel Berrigan, a American Catholic priest and anti-war activist: “every nation-state by supposition, tends towards the imperial”
Cusack ended his message with a play on words and a pop culture reference.
“AG say its ok to kill us citizens--and other bad guys- but trust us we're the good guys..how'd that play out through history mr holder...pay no attention to the man behind that curtain — the great and powerful O has spoken...”
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