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Long have civil libertarians and constitutionalists felt betrayed by the GOP- one full of promises that then, after election time or when push comes to shove and actions are IMPORTANT, betrayed again and again.
Internets and people for whom civil liberties and rule of law are CRITICAL ISSUES have been betrayed by Obama, before the first citizen ever even casts a vote for president.
Obama backed away from his promise of filibuster of FISA, and instead voted to permit law-breakers retroactive immunity!
This is no small matter, as every day lately we see our rights washed away as unimportant, our internet use being challenged, our freedoms being replaced by executive orders and fascistic unconstitutional enforcement.
Now Obama shows his TRUE colors and we now see that those with influence, over and above the people, have a ready ear in Obama. Telecommunications, Homeland ‘Security’, privacy- all will find a happy home in dealing with Obama.
All he needs US for is to get him elected. After that, all bets are off. Sounds just like McCain, doesn’t it?
Right, Left, Liberal, Conservative- we are ALL being used. But is is US that will lose our country- THEY have reassurances that the rest of us don’t.
So much for the ‘great defender of change.’ Same story, different name.
w00t! George Bush has ordered up ‘special forces’ to go after Bin Laden, all to be sure that ‘before he leaves office’ (IF he leaves office, a very big ‘if’), he will have a ‘legacy.’
As Mr Bush arrived in Britain today on the final leg of his eight-day farewell tour of Europe, defence and intelligence sources in Washington and London confirmed that a renewed hunt was on for the leader of the September 11 attacks. “If he [Bush] can say he has killed Saddam Hussein and captured Bin Laden, he can claim to have left the world a safer place,” said a US intelligence source.
Not only is he ordering up special forces, he expects the BRITISH special forces to offer up their lives for this, perhaps giving them an equally impressive ‘bone’ in the war on terror, making the world a safer place too, since they were almost the only allies America had in this fight.
Its necessary to change the focus, isn’t it, from THIS legacy:
The truth is that senior officials in the United States government sought information on aggressive techniques, twisted the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees. In the process, they damaged our ability to collect intelligence that could save lives.”
Impeachment, torture, criminal charges, the gutting of the Constitution and Bill of Rights just doesn’t cut it.
This, of course, MUST be spun. It wouldn’t be politics if this wasn’t spun SOMEHOW:
Apparently, an industry the very essence of which is to try to convince people that a turkey is really an eagle has a rule that condemns lying.
The Public Relations Society of America states: “We adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of those we represent…” This clause strikes me as if the Burglars Association of America had as its creed “Thou Shalt Not Steal.”
Show me a PR person who is “accurate” and “truthful,” and I’ll show you a PR person who is unemployed.
The reason companies or governments hire oodles of PR people is because PR people are trained to be slickly untruthful or half-truthful. Misinformation and disinformation are the coin of the realm, and it has nothing to do with being a Democrat or a Republican.
But what, exactly, is the spin? That the truth about Bin Laden cost a Democratically elected individual her life, her being assassinated within days of this interview 6 months ago, where she reveals that not only was Bin Laden killed, but the name of the man who killed him:
Benazir Bhutto died for this interview. Now, who, exactly, was it that KILLED HER??? Couldn’t be just coincidence, could it?
On the other hand, if our intelligence is in such bad shape that our President doesn’t know that Bin Laden is dead, then what the hell are we paying for? David Frost found out something HE didn’t know??? That the British Government didn’t know???
If power DOES change hands; if Diebold gives the election to McCain; we can see the most extensive list of pardons in American history!
McCain can’t win on his own. Obama will take it all, except for third party voters. Therefore, if McCain wins it will be because the powers-that-be never want the truth to see the light of day. Go GOP.
Interesting how politics relies so heavily on the language of romance and fantasy to get its ‘point’ across.
In the world of ‘courting’ one expects the beau to at least show up with flowers.
In the case of the GOP, McCain and his puppet-masters, who are now ‘aggressively courting’ us-independents, conservatives, libertarians, constitutionalists, Ron Paul supporters; well -they gave us less than nothing. They slapped us around. They betrayed us. They stabbed us in the back. They demand allegiance to the UN government. They made their own citizens enemies of their government. They insulted us. They ignored us and our reasonable requests. They despised our young people. They lied TO us. They lied ABOUT us. They stole from us. They stole our Constitution. They stole our Bill of Rights. They stole our votes. They stole our delegates. They stole our air time. They lied to take our kids off to war. They gave us torture as an approved legal technique. They lied to make their war-monger buddies rich. They stole and squandered our tax money. They break the very laws they write. They defamed our reputations, ridiculed and mocked our BEDROCK American values, our energy, diligence, hard work and all our investment. They STEAL elections if they can’t earn them honestly. Unfortunately, the list goes on and on.
We’ve been through this before, of course. Pro-life causes got treated the same way. Christian causes got treated the same way. We WATCHED the GOP rape and pillage those two important groups. We learned.
We need more proof than those saps did- we can’t live on hope in your lies.
So, you come here to us because you NEED what we have, you NEED us, you expect us to MARRY you?
If you’re not here for us when we NEED you, what the hell do we need YOU for?
And, by the way, WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE???
You BET you need us. You need us FAR MORE than we need you. Any of you could all flush the country down the same toilet as Bush, there is no discernible difference between ANY of you. Vote for you, vote for him, NO DIFFERENCE. So, aside from all that abuse, what HAVE you done for any of us lately?
Any self respecting father would toss a boyfriend out on his ear that came around treating his daughter like that and then expecting more.
What you give us in exchange for our votes is … what… the THREAT that if we don’t back you, Barak Hussein Obama will be the next president?
We told you that all along- GOP, give us a GOOD candidate or we’ll be looking at a Hillary or Obama presidency.
But you didn’t listen, you didn’t care enough to take care of business at the right time, you wanted to use that argument to FORCE us where we didn’t want to go.
You ABUSED US for the last time.
We’re off to find some REAL men.
This video is WORSE THAN PATHETIC. It is a disgrace to Americans, America and the GOP.
McCain is so liberal that angry Clinton supporters have no problem voting for McCain instead of Obama.
McCain’s positions are intolerable to true Republicans and conservatives, in spite of the hideously delivered false rhetoric of McCain’s speech. He would be happy to illegally spy on Americans, just as Bush does.
As we discussed here before, McCain broke his own laws, McCain/Feingold, and then got a reprieve from the president, instead of being slapped down as a lawbreaker.
That’s fine with the GOP too!
In fact, all this is so good with the GOP that even when Ron Paul took the delegates in MO, the GOP stole them from Ron Paul and gave them to Romney instead, who is no longer a viable candidate.
The political games the GOP is playing, EVEN IF IT MEANS ITS OWN DEMISE, tells me that there is SO MUCH MORE TO THIS STORY. Diebold, perhaps?
Well, voters aren’t taking this crap lying down. They have created a page for voters to tell the GOP their exact intentions- that McCain can’t win against Obama, and therefore, either support Ron Paul or see what will happen.
You can put your two cents into this also, and you should! Send it to every Ron Paul voter you know, and make sure we have a HUGE list of what the GOP will lose, if they don’t get with the true conservative agenda.
I’ve said this frequently, it is a bizarre political year and the parties are on their way DOWN.
Ron Paul people, have been gaining delegates, putting the GOP in an uproar, and showing that party for the hypocrite and anti-people enemy it has become.
But before anyone laughs at the GOP problems the democratic party is in just as bad of shape. They’ve decided to get a ‘pro-life in name only’ democrat, Tony Campolo to join in and ‘explore’ putting a life plank in- probably to try to make inroads to the pro-life movement which is very unhappy with McCain and now expects the GOP to betray that interest ONE MORE TIME.
Clinton, blindly ambitious at ANY COST, is threatening the ‘nuclear option’ against Obama delegates, supporters of a nincompoop who doesn’t have a plank to actually stand on, even when it is provided for him.
Despite all this, the ONE THING that is totally forgotten by both parties is:
WHAT DO THE PEOPLE WANT???
They want the parties to listen to THEM- the Presidential election would look VERY DIFFERENT if the parties DID listen.
They want to get out of the war. They want the troops HOME.
They want their economy REPAIRED. They want America rebuilt.
They want their own work, their own income, their own commitments to benefit themselves, their family, their country.
They want small government; they want their Constitution BACK.
They want their RIGHTS.
They want trade policies that are fair and balanced, and keep jobs HERE. Fairness in pay for the rich versus pay for the workers.
They want the necessities of life, food, gas, utilities, to be affordable.
They want to have GENUINE, not CORPORATE, health care. They want their property saved, not the wealthy. They want the right to farm, to keep government off their backs; to freely travel, work and build a business without raids, laws and idiots coming in and running them out of business; they want the former freedom from illegal search and seizure, from illegal militias, from borrowing from our enemies to make the war machine people rich.
The parties are failing, can’t keep it together, and there is no reason they SHOULD. Both together have VIOLATED everything it means to be an American.
We watch with interest as power slips from the hands of the elites. The people are gathering for a true come-uppance, and the power brokers that ignore us will regret their decision this time.
When EVERYONE needs to hold their nose to vote for a candidate, from the delegates to the citizens, things aren’t good! Though McCain’s ‘expertise’ is in the military, even the military doesn’t want him. He’s too volatile to have his hand on the nuclear button.
Conservatives, Constitutionalists, Pro-Lifers, and people of all types who LOVE THEIR LIBERTY have NO HOPE that they will find REPRESENTATION in McCain.
And critical to that issue is the delegates that the GOP CLAIMS are all ‘tied up’ in his favor.
We see the strong-arm battles the Democrats are engaged in to ‘tie up’ the delegates and super-delegates, and there is a REASON.
With the delegates Ron Paul has in the GOP camp, during the strangest political year in 40 years, our dark horse can easily come from behind!
How strange has it been? Ghouliani was ‘struck by lightning’ during his debate and went from ‘annointed front-runner’ to last years diapers. The fall in the stock market hit so hard that Romney had to bail out on his personally financed campaign. Hillary is so hated that even a ‘nowhere man‘ can challenge her!
And they ALL want to escalate the war and drive our country into the kind of bankruptcy that will take centuries to dig out from, without concern of any kind. I am reminded of my political science related to the democrats: all they want is to control the budget/power. AFTER that, they’ll think about the rest.
I predict an enormous shock all through MSM and through the country, that a TRUE CONSERVATIVE that KNOWS ECONOMICS will take the day.
All Ron Paul supporters, even the ones who have been convinced he can’t win- JUST BE READY to vote for your guy.
The strangeness of this political year is ON OUR SIDE. That doesn’t happen often!
Well, we know for SURE that the candidates aren’t taking the economic problems we’re having seriously. Neither is the Fed, or the Government in general. The politicians will bail the rich, the banks and investment firms out before they’ll do ANYTHING to help families who are losing their homes… but they definitely want our campaign donations.
You can be sure that the politicians will handle YOUR money much worse than they’ll handle their own, with all the hypocrisy that we can stomach (or more), and how they’re handling their own is a disgrace already. “Better DONE than SAID.” All of the candidates are carrying BIG debt in their campaigns, pissing money for useless perks (like croissants and donuts) that they think will get them a vote or a little support.
Done, of course, at the expense of the ‘little guy.’ He had to go to court to FORCE her to pay. Imagine.
So, Clinton is carrying so much debt that people fear to do business with her. Obama is carrying a huge amount of campaign debt (read- unpaid bills aka ‘float’). Now, McCain is being ‘forced’ to take public money to STAY IN THE RACE WHEN HE IS FRONTRUNNER! These things are ‘government welfare’- an undeclared subsidy by the hardworking providers, the small business people, that must wait and wait for payment, with no benefit to themselves, when the government will only wait for their tax dollars provided YOU pay to them huge penalties and interest.
This is a pathetic snapshot of the continuing garbage that will be coming out of the mouths, and the financial policies, of any of these politicians if and when they take the “Oath” of Office.
Speaking from personal experience here: my father, a mechanic and small business owner, repaired delivery trucks for the postal service for years. The bills were NEVER paid in a timely manner and so, until they were, HE had to ‘float’ government expenses by paying labor, parts, overhead until the money came in. However, when the checks actually arrived, they BOUNCED! He kept at it for some time, believing in the government, believing in the system, until he was brought to the brink of total loss. Then he declined to renew the contract. It took him ages to finally be reimbursed and paid in full for necessary services provided. That was when (comparatively) the government had very little in the way of debt or deficit. This is the ‘off the books’ government subsidy that only the individual taxpayers really know about.
You’re TRUSTING these people with YOUR money, your KIDS future money, the condition of your country. Things are so precarious economically in this country that even formerly reliable regular people may no longer be able to pay their bills, their credit ratings becoming trashed. You could be forgiven for being wary about loaning to even those people in this environment…
Isn’t it INSANE to trust your money to people who have PROVEN themselves to be lavish and wasteful, irresponsible and mindless when spending America’s tax dollars?
Figures don’t lie, people. They may not tell the whole truth, but they do reveal something very important.
Ron Paul is the epitome of Clinton’s campaign ad: DONE rather than said. Not a PENNY of debt. Bills paid immediately. No one is afraid to do business with him.
He’s too much of a gentleman to say it (but I’m not): Candidates, ‘representatives’, WHERE ARE YOUR BRAINS?