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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:37 PM
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47. Based on what I"ve heard for a long time and also what is being posted here it's not hard to
imagine Bush and Cheney tightening the screws on Pelosi, Reid and anyone else who stands a remote possibility of getting in their way. Honestly, I have not followed Pelosi's climb to the top, so I don't know if she's been exhibiting Repig behavior all along or if she just now "got religion".

But that really doesn't matter. What matters is that NO ONE on the Democratic leadership side stood up and shouted "FIRE!!!" when the building started burning.

Given that Congress--THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY CONGRESS, I MIGHT ADD--saw fit to reauthorize the Patriot Act and to pass the Military Commissions Act, we are in a truly precarious position because the President now has been given authority to become a military dictator at the drop of a false flag terrorist incident.

That said, how is it that our Democratic leaders could have totally failed to fathom that there were many many people who were being coerced by threats of physical violence or blackmail by the Bush Crime Family? Surely, Pelosi and Reid had the wherewithal to find out about these DOJ types who were being threatened. Surely, they had heard the stories of people being murdered.

Had the Senate Majority Leader, the Speaker of the House, along with any other Dems who had experienced these types of intimidation joined with Republicans who were in the same boat and held a press conference to bring these horrors into the light of day, our world would be a far different place today.

We will probably never know how these key Dems were twisted (if they actually were), but one thing is for sure. They did not put up a fight. And that is a tragedy.

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