1. I don't understand how Bush has so much power still
the only thing that has gone through is the minimum wage bill, the Republicans continue to push all Bush-Cheney talking points, surely by now even they must see that this is trashing our country. Even Iraq has wised up and given up on wise US policy moves, they are going through the UN to request a roll back of authorization for occupation and a roll back of Bremer's oil give aways.
I buy that they went along becuz it was a money maker for some rather greedy people, but they know we are running on empty, it was interesting trying to see the neocons defend the Bush talking points on WW III, trying to make it into a diplomatic feat when it's just crazy talk.
7. cheney*/bush* still has so much power because Congress enables it.
Edited on Sat Oct-27-07 03:25 PM by Raster
Period. Spare me the fucking Congressional procedural lectures or the info tidbits about arcane parliamentary actions. Congress has two main duties, to enact laws and to act as oversight on the Executive Branch. Congress--both parties--has completely abdicated its oversight responsibilities.
1. The mega money powers are still backing him and too many members of the Congress are throwing their lot in with them as opposed to representing the people.
2. They don't believe he's stable and have become fearful for what he might do, should he be pushed in to a corner, sort of like a wounded beast becoming most dangerous, I believe the same applies to Cheney.
If you boil it all down, greed and fear empower Bush and Cheney.
P.S. It could also be a combination of those two scenarios with some members of the Congress.
1. It was primarily the Republicans wishing to impeach Clinton and I don't believe he was viewed as unstable as Cheney/Bush, in spite of the "Wag the Dog" media promotion.
2. I also don't believe the primary target was ever the Clintons so much as it was Al Gore, this goes to point number 1. Even as early as 1992, the media referred to Bill Clinton as Elvis and Al Gore as Eddie Haskill, Elvis was and is popular in large sections of the nation and needless to say Eddie Haskill was and is not.
"1. The mega money powers are still backing him and too many members of the Congress are throwing their lot in with them as opposed to representing the people."
As I've stated before, I believe the corporate media waged slander and libel against Al Gore primarily because he empowered the people over the media heads when he championed the Internet and I view the witch hunt against the Clintons as setting the stage for the "War Against Gore". I refer to this as the Prometheus Effect.
watch the McLaughlin Group show from last week, you can download it as an MP3 if you go to their site, they are nervous about this Iran/WW III, many of them were shaped by the policy of the Cold War era and don't find nuclear war as a viable option, I am a baby boomer and I also recall the devastation of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima vividly and I don't think that George W. Bush has hoards of corporations and congress people marching behind him. I think that Clinton persecution was a well thought out proposal, and I am wondering if it's long term effect was to neuter Congress doing this current administration so that impeachment would not be considered during Bush II.
many Republicans are nervous about Iran/WWIII however a Cold War is something else, at least in regards to the increasing power of the military industrial complex; which Eisenhower warned against in his farewell address, that was manna from heaven for them.
I also believe the Clinton persecution was well thought out overkill, however I see the game as good cop bad cop, with the over all goal of corporate control of the American People. Bush comes in and takes us two steps toward fascism, if he's successful he will have a Republican successor that continues unabated on that path, if not a fall back position of their preferred Democratic Candidate who will take us one step back and I believe this pattern will repeat it self. I'm paraphrasing here but Hillary Clinton said recently she will consider taking away some of the powers Bush has given to the Presidency regarding his end run around FISA. I see this as an ongoing pattern, while the people's privacy continues to shrink to the point of becoming a relic of the past, the Presidency increasingly grows in power and becomes totally inaccessible to any form of accountability.
Al Gore uses the frog slowly boiling to death in a pot of water as an analogy toward our awareness of global warming, I see the same thing happening to our democratic republic. I believe the biggest threat to this pattern of creeping corporate control is national two way communication such as the Internet or Current T.V., also Current.com to get past the one way mega horn voice of the corporate media, their monopoly on information and their love of stereotyping the people thereby using divide and conquer for control purposes. The Internet allows the people to communicate around or through the media's filter and I believe this was the main motivation for them to keep Al Gore; the primary political champion of this technology, out of the Oval Office. The corporate media driven Clinton Witch Hunt served several purposes but I believe this was utmost on their minds.
31. I agree, and I think the winning of GOP is rigged as well
Becuz I see this as their last stand, the country is becoming diverse and they are afraid that if the people can really make the choice for leaders then they lose forever, the country is increasingly less fundie and more diverse ethnically and tolerant of gay issues, this is the last thing they want, they want the cold war, separate but equal and women and children are to be seen and not heard.
11. It wasn't. But for Mr. and Mrs. suburban moderate republican..
who really don't pay that much attention to polictics, it's enough of a ominous sounding boogey-man that should scare the bejeezus out of them. Hey. It worked for the repukes when they made the term "liberal" a word that made people suspicious. We can do it too.
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