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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:00 PM
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Republicans Must Choose: Bush or America ? (Ted Rall)
REPUBLICANS MUST CHOOSE: BUSH OR AMERICA? By Ted Rall

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ucru/20050719/cm_ucru/republica... ;_ylt=AkSXmkZotWf3tdf3j2JY8SlkWRIF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-


NEW YORK--"Karl Rove is loyal to President Bush," a correspondent wrote as Treasongate broke. "Isn't that a form of patriotism?" Not in a representative democracy, I replied. Only in a dictatorship is fealty to the Leader equal to loyalty to the nation. We're Bush's boss. He works for us. Unless that changed on 9/11 (or 12/20/00). Rove had no right to give away state secrets, even to protect Bush.

<snip>

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds Bush's credibility at 41 percent, down from 50 in January. Given events past and present, that's still a lot higher than it ought to be.

We don't need a law to tell us that unmasking a CIA agent, particularly during wartime, is treasonous. Every patriotic American--liberal, conservative, or otherwise--knows that.

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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:05 PM
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1. well said
unbelievable to think that covering up a president's dirty deeds is 'patriotism' I suppose the Watergate burglars were just doing their patriotic duty too then?
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:47 PM
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3. Yes, and good talking points too....
Like:

"Democrats are out of power. And, sadly, Republicans have become so obsessed with personal loyalty that they've forgotten that their first duty is to country, not party or friend. Unless they wake up soon and dump Bush, Republicans could be permanently discredited."



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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:05 PM
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2. Wow. That's a powerful article.
Truth is our most powerful weapon!

Peace.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:49 PM
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4. Yep, we should send it out to the media
...and see who has the cajones to "run" it :)
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:17 PM
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5. I still hate this guy
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:19 PM
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6. They'll choose Bush
and his new version of Murka.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:17 PM
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7. I've asked the same question to some Repug friends...
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:24 PM by zulchzulu
It is the Republican's as well as Democratic Party's duty to do their constitutional DUTY and look into the events leading to the US unilaterally striking a country for the first time in its history.

If the United States, its citizens and the World were misled by Bush when he spoke in his 2003 State Of The Union address and lied about the reasons for war with Iraq, then an investigation must be done. The fact that no WMDs were found and were the main reason for war, there must be questions answered.

These questions are to be answered honestly and with America in mind.

Anyone who fights such a process is AN ENEMY OF THE STATE and should be dealt with in the quickest, harshest terms after a fair trial. Those that are determined to stop the light of the truth to be revealed are to be treated as enemies of democracy.

America or some dying theocon political party? Choose...

As for Rall, he voted for Nader in 2000 and, from what I remember, voted third party in 2004. He therefore HAS NO RIGHT to bitch about the process, imo.
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