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42. And Bush crossed the Rubicon.
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  -DID YOU JUST HEAR THAT? "from late 2001-January 19, 2009, this country was a dictatorship" originalpckelly  Mar-04-09 07:17 PM   #0 
  - Sheldon Whitehouse to be on next.  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:19 PM   #1 
  - Smart man. Do you have a link?  midnight   Mar-04-09 07:31 PM   #21 
  - On now n/t  malaise   Mar-04-09 07:37 PM   #27 
  - Scott Horton wrote about law professors who looked at Yoo memos and others.  Hissyspit   Mar-04-09 07:19 PM   #2 
  - Last November during election night, I was speaking with  midnight   Mar-04-09 07:35 PM   #23 
  - We were not crazy  malaise   Mar-04-09 07:19 PM   #3 
  - No, we were not crazy;  elleng   Mar-04-09 07:22 PM   #7 
  - I regret i cannot answer that question on the advice from my attorney.  AlCzervik   Mar-04-09 07:38 PM   #28 
  - alot of " I do not recalls"  bdamomma   Mar-04-09 07:48 PM   #37 
     - "I do not recall" = "I'm obstructing justice"  SemperEadem   Mar-05-09 12:17 PM   #94 
  - There was a coup and yes, a dictatorship, We knew that. nt  live love laugh   Mar-05-09 07:13 AM   #80 
  - Yes we did.  The Hope Mobile   Mar-05-09 10:38 AM   #82 
  - Right . . . and we're still using the computers -- and the Supremes are still in play --- !!!  defendandprotect   Mar-05-09 03:38 PM   #111 
  - Yes. the fear and energy level was really high during the elections. We knew.  glinda   Mar-05-09 03:43 PM   #115 
  - and if so the Democratic Party had years to fight it, but did not. nt  terisan   Mar-04-09 07:21 PM   #4 
  - Complicit n/t  leftstreet   Mar-04-09 07:22 PM   #6 
     - Yes, that's a problem.  polichick   Mar-04-09 07:27 PM   #14 
     - The big burning question: If this was a dictatorship...  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:46 PM   #33 
        - No kidding, eh. n/t  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:17 PM   #48 
        - They didn't let him - the numbers were too large to pull off another steal.  polichick   Mar-04-09 11:27 PM   #69 
        - I will endorse this theory imho nt  wroberts189   Mar-05-09 11:17 AM   #84 
        - What would they be afraid of? People in the streets rioting?  readmoreoften   Mar-05-09 01:38 PM   #101 
        - U.S. voting is handled by the states - not enough corrupt officials and too many...  polichick   Mar-05-09 02:22 PM   #104 
        - I believe you are right. nt  Enthusiast   Mar-05-09 05:14 PM   #127 
        - The knew it and want Obama to take the rap.  sallyseven   Mar-05-09 11:41 AM   #90 
        - I guess we're going to find out why . . . !!!  defendandprotect   Mar-05-09 03:39 PM   #112 
        - You got to hold down the three Ms for any dictatorship  napoleon_in_rags   Mar-05-09 04:41 PM   #122 
        - They lost the Military, too.  Demeter   Mar-05-09 06:10 PM   #134 
        - I think the players had  Enthusiast   Mar-05-09 05:13 PM   #126 
        - They Had a Busted Flush at the BFEE  Demeter   Mar-05-09 06:08 PM   #133 
     - they played politics  iamthebandfanman   Mar-05-09 01:51 PM   #103 
  - US may have been in a dictatorship?  Jeep789   Mar-04-09 07:22 PM   #5 
  - 'we' knew  spanone   Mar-04-09 07:30 PM   #20 
  - Damn straight  conscious evolution   Mar-04-09 10:59 PM   #66 
  - Those of us who weren't watching American Idol or listening 24/7 to  kestrel91316   Mar-04-09 07:48 PM   #36 
  - Some of us watched American Idol and still knew...  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:23 PM   #53 
  - Personally, I never thought of us as a dictatorship. I thought we were a Kleptocracy.  Moonwalk   Mar-05-09 11:31 AM   #89 
  - What's the analyst part?  BuyingThyme   Mar-04-09 07:22 PM   #8 
  - ?  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:23 PM   #9 
  - I'm MSNBC challenged.  BuyingThyme   Mar-04-09 07:24 PM   #11 
     - Well, they'll post it on the webs.  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:27 PM   #13 
     - try this  JimboDem   Mar-04-09 08:48 PM   #62 
  - I updated the original post with the quote from Scott Horton.  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:43 PM   #30 
     - Thank you very much.  BuyingThyme   Mar-04-09 07:46 PM   #34 
     - Why?  dgibby   Mar-04-09 10:39 PM   #64 
     - Those are questions I've been asking for over a year now. Ever since they kicked Edwards to the curb  earth mom   Mar-05-09 02:28 AM   #74 
  - But it won't be public. I believe it'll be behind closed doors.  muntrv   Mar-04-09 07:24 PM   #10 
  - Yep, no cameras allowed, per last few moment on KO...  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:28 PM   #15 
  - I'm sick of "behind closed doors". Open the doors! n/t  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:23 PM   #54 
  - ..and let the sunshine in ..no reason for closed doors except lawbreaking. nt  wroberts189   Mar-05-09 11:19 AM   #85 
  - We have to demand open hearings on this --- !!!  defendandprotect   Mar-05-09 03:40 PM   #114 
  - Dictatorship? How did that election thingy fit in...  Buzz Clik   Mar-04-09 07:26 PM   #12 
  - The same way the PAN got it in Mexico  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-04-09 07:30 PM   #19 
  - Dictablanda? ok, here is wiki for everyone else who has to look  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:21 PM   #51 
     - sounds like a combination of Mike Ditka and George Blanda  hfojvt   Mar-05-09 03:28 AM   #76 
  - In the original Roman context, it most certainly was a dictatorship.  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:34 PM   #22 
  - I still worry about the emergency  malaise   Mar-04-09 07:49 PM   #38 
  - Flase flag operation. I quit visiting the 9/11 forum a long time ago...  truth2power   Mar-05-09 01:09 PM   #100 
  - Bush could do anything he wanted  hfojvt   Mar-05-09 03:34 AM   #77 
  - Dictatorial governments can be voted in.  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-05-09 12:52 PM   #98 
  - Is Olberman and Maddow streamed live or only videos? anyone know how to connect?  peacetalksforall   Mar-04-09 07:28 PM   #16 
  - MSNBC doesn't stream live, only posts videos after the fact and offers a downloadable podcast.  Berry Cool   Mar-04-09 08:09 PM   #41 
     - MSNBC Stream  JimboDem   Mar-04-09 08:47 PM   #61 
  - You said it!  chollybocker   Mar-04-09 07:28 PM   #17 
  - US a dictatorship? NAH, that tinfoil has gone back to the US national supply  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-04-09 07:29 PM   #18 
  - In the classical Roman sense of dictator, even overtly...  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:35 PM   #24 
  - I know, I want TRIALS  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-04-09 07:36 PM   #25 
     - It's beyond that now. Obama quotes Lincoln's house divided speech.  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:37 PM   #26 
        - Well we crossed the Rubicon in 2003 or so  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-04-09 07:38 PM   #29 
           - Read Roman history, the republic died long ago...  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:45 PM   #31 
              - Yes, but just like Roman History  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-04-09 08:08 PM   #40 
              - And Bush crossed the Rubicon.  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 08:09 PM   #42 
                 - According to Rupert in 2003  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-04-09 08:12 PM   #43 
              - I've been listening to my mom talk about it since the early 70's -  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:26 PM   #55 
  - Been wearing my tricorner hat since I got to DU in late March 2001  tom_paine   Mar-04-09 11:37 PM   #70 
     - Truer words were never written..  Fumesucker   Mar-05-09 11:30 AM   #88 
     - Heavy duty thinkin' there, Tom.  Enthusiast   Mar-05-09 05:21 PM   #129 
  - Whaaaaaaat? n/t  NOW tense   Mar-04-09 07:46 PM   #32 
  - Yeeees, dictatorship.  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 07:47 PM   #35 
     - Bush should be put in house arrest this second. n/t  NOW tense   Mar-04-09 07:54 PM   #39 
        - Yes. n/t  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:29 PM   #57 
        - Should be but won't be. I wonder why not?  SammyWinstonJack   Mar-05-09 12:46 PM   #95 
  - So, technically, what stopped it from being a 'dictatorship' 1/19/09?  leftstreet   Mar-04-09 08:12 PM   #44 
  - And how did Obama get to power without being corrupted?  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 08:16 PM   #46 
  - We know from Obama's book (the 2nd one) that he did some meeting  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:19 PM   #50 
  - My guess is that there are entities more powerful than the pitiful Republican party  readmoreoften   Mar-05-09 01:43 PM   #102 
  - Perhaps we just switched dictators.  hugo_from_TN   Mar-05-09 05:18 PM   #128 
  - Late 2001?  Sebastian Doyle   Mar-04-09 08:14 PM   #45 
  - And what about the CIA? It's not like this shit just started yesterday...  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 08:17 PM   #47 
     - The CIA has always been an extension of the Bush Crime Family  Sebastian Doyle   Mar-04-09 08:18 PM   #49 
     - There's alot about the CIA that has leaked out over the years.  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:27 PM   #56 
  - no- it was a dick-tatorship. as in cheney.  dysfunctional press   Mar-04-09 08:23 PM   #52 
  - Which begs the question, especially given the 2006 election results...  Cerridwen   Mar-04-09 08:35 PM   #58 
  - Yeah, a few more subpoenas would be helpful. n/t  TBF   Mar-04-09 08:37 PM   #60 
  - Quite a "few." n/t  Cerridwen   Mar-04-09 11:00 PM   #67 
  - Well...I'll take a venture at a couple more questions...  Adsos Letter   Mar-04-09 11:02 PM   #68 
     - Uh, huh. Those would be a couple of the others I was thinking of.  Cerridwen   Mar-05-09 03:46 PM   #116 
  - Actually the deal was between Conyers and Obama.  GeorgeGist   Mar-04-09 08:37 PM   #59 
  - That and taking money from PACs,,,  originalpckelly   Mar-04-09 09:28 PM   #63 
  - A dictatorship usually follows a coup d'etat.  baldguy   Mar-04-09 10:54 PM   #65 
  - You have the date wrong, it occured earlier.  scubadude   Mar-05-09 03:14 AM   #75 
     - The USSC decree made it "legal".  baldguy   Mar-05-09 05:40 AM   #79 
     - I remember it well, Scuba.  Enthusiast   Mar-05-09 05:25 PM   #131 
  - Bush's (p)residency had all the makings of a dictatorship, absolutely.  Initech   Mar-04-09 11:47 PM   #71 
  - Yup. +1 Intech. nt  Enthusiast   Mar-05-09 05:26 PM   #132 
  - are you surprised  WhiteTara   Mar-04-09 11:57 PM   #72 
  - No shit Sherlock. Most of us here on DU knew it was a dictatorship with a complicit Congress.  earth mom   Mar-05-09 02:26 AM   #73 
  - Just posted this in the Political Videos forum for those who may have missed it.  Turborama   Mar-05-09 03:40 AM   #78 
  - Why is Yoo still teaching? I wouldn't want him teaching my son. n/t  dmr   Mar-05-09 10:36 AM   #81 
  - Not quite the same things as a dictatorship.  Orsino   Mar-05-09 10:46 AM   #83 
  - Yeah, like, you didn't know that? n/t  RJ Connors   Mar-05-09 11:27 AM   #86 
  - Duh... been shouting "Fire!" for some time....  Piewhacket   Mar-05-09 11:27 AM   #87 
  - I'd like to know what exactly made them  jimshoes   Mar-05-09 04:49 PM   #124 
     - Why have a "formal" public coup when you can accomplish your goals without one?  bertman   Mar-05-09 08:49 PM   #138 
        - It could have been worse???  Piewhacket   Mar-07-09 04:40 AM   #140 
           - Piewhacket, my opinion is that our democratic institutions have been tested and MAY NOT  bertman   Mar-07-09 01:46 PM   #142 
              - Now is chaos, the future and what will emerge from this is unclear...  Piewhacket   Mar-08-09 04:48 AM   #143 
  - May? nt  Javaman   Mar-05-09 11:46 AM   #91 
  - Dubya, dubya, uber alles...  infidel dog   Mar-05-09 12:15 PM   #92 
  - yeah... and Bush even joked about how much easier it would be if it were a dictatorship, too  SemperEadem   Mar-05-09 12:15 PM   #93 
  - And exactly what rights have been "restored" as of now?  Lyric   Mar-05-09 12:50 PM   #96 
  - are we surprised really?? it was obvious * was doing whateverthehell he wanted..  windbreeze   Mar-05-09 12:51 PM   #97 
  - It still is  guitar man   Mar-05-09 01:03 PM   #99 
  - Didn't smeghead Bush say that he wanted a dictatorship?  RoccoR5955   Mar-05-09 02:52 PM   #105 
  - I was called a tinfoil hatter many times during those eight years and I want an apology.  sarcasmo   Mar-05-09 02:54 PM   #106 
  - SQUEAK!!!!  MadrasT   Mar-05-09 02:56 PM   #107 
  - Bullshit. It WAS/IS/HAS BEEN a Corporate Oligarchy.  Vilis Veritas   Mar-05-09 03:27 PM   #108 
  - PROCECUTE!!  Xenotime   Mar-05-09 03:29 PM   #109 
  - Rove and Meirs under oath? "A deal . . . ??  defendandprotect   Mar-05-09 03:34 PM   #110 
  - If it had been a dictatorship...  Fountain79   Mar-05-09 03:39 PM   #113 
  - What would you call it then?  Towlie   Mar-05-09 03:59 PM   #117 
  - Happens all the time.  BuyingThyme   Mar-05-09 06:11 PM   #135 
  - You had to be told that??  dkofos   Mar-05-09 04:00 PM   #118 
  - Yep.  Kurovski   Mar-05-09 04:10 PM   #119 
  - They ACTED AS DICTATORSHIP, but a memo doesn't suspend the Constitution!!!! nt  2 Much Tribulation   Mar-05-09 04:15 PM   #120 
  - No, the Patriot Act took care of that.  Initech   Mar-06-09 12:18 AM   #139 
  - I got some hanging trees in my back yard...  RedCloud   Mar-05-09 04:33 PM   #121 
  - of course, it all started with an illigitimate aborted election. Thank Tony "the reign-maker" Skalia  JohnWxy   Mar-05-09 04:48 PM   #123 
  - K & R nt  Christa   Mar-05-09 05:07 PM   #125 
  - what do they mean we didn't realize it?  Generic Other   Mar-05-09 05:22 PM   #130 
  - you don't say?  harmonicon   Mar-05-09 06:34 PM   #136 
  - Yes I did know that! One third of this country are fascists!  santamargarita   Mar-05-09 07:54 PM   #137 
  - old news... Heard it on DU in 2001 after 9/11 and every month since.  Kip Humphrey   Mar-07-09 06:47 AM   #141 
 

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