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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:52 PM
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George W. Bush's Unreported Contempt and Hostile Disrespect for the American People

http://www.progressivedailybeacon.com/more.php?page=opi...

Even though it isn't discussed in the mainstream press, George W. Bush's disdain for America's democratic institutions, courts, laws, political opposition, and even the Constitution has reached legendary status. It goes without saying that the President's level of respect for international laws, norms, treaties, and diplomacy is slightly lower than that of a wife toward her husband whom she has only recently caught in bed with a goat from the local hobby farm.

Only a few short years ago, it was unfathomable to imagine the United States ever having a President who actually believed the Constitution provided him the bases to ignore the Constitution. Who could have dreamed that the President of the United States would assume for himself, the right to imprison people without trial or to spy on the daily lives of American citizens? And honestly, what parallel universe would someone have had to inhabit in order to imagine a President of these United States of America, literally censoring scientists (ordering them to submit their findings for review by censors)? Then again, who ever thought the American people would see and hear their President insisting that he had the right to torture people? And, finally, but certainly not at all inclusively, how many American Presidents have unilaterally rejected more signed international treaties than has George W. Bush?

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Of course, Americans are dealing with a press that, nearly four years on, still cannot bring itself to admit that George W. Bush blatantly lied the United States into war in Iraq. The President clearly intimated that Saddam had something to do with 9/11; that Saddam was harboring al-Qaeda; that Saddam was using gutted out airplanes to train al-Qaeda in the art of hijacking; that Saddam possessed hundreds of tons of weapons of mass destruction (WMD); that Saddam had reconstituted his nuclear program; that Saddam was training al-Qaeda in the development and use of WMD; and that Saddam possessed the technology to launch attacks on the United States. There were more "reasons" the President listed for needing to invade Iraq -- like a smoking gun in the "form of a mushroom cloud" -- and not one of them...NOT ONE was true.

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The outrage, of course, is that it isn't the President's kids fighting, bleeding, and dying for his lies. His kids are in South America partying like "Girls Gone Wild," while the peoples' children die for his lies. The fact that the American people, those this President holds in contempt and greatly disrespects, are sick and tired of their children dying for his goddamned lies; will never be reported by the American press.
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and there you have it



(an aside: Wolf Blitzer should be dragged by the feet out of the CNN bldg.)
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:58 PM
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1. what took them so long to tell these truths...
.....it's been common knowledge for years. :eyes:
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:22 PM
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2. This quote made me laugh until I realized just how true it was...
"It goes without saying that the President's level of respect for international laws, norms, treaties, and diplomacy is slightly lower than that of a wife toward her husband whom she has only recently caught in bed with a goat from the local hobby farm."
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Hidden Stillness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:24 PM
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3. "We the People" Don't Even Exist to This Global Corporate Cult
I am also amazed, but not surprised, at the lack of any reference to this behavior and what it really was, by any of the corporate-capitalist media. The entire Bush family, the entire Bush Administration, and the entire current Republican/lobbyist Party, act as if they are our employers, we are their servants, the entire Federal budget is just a big piggy bank for the "winners" to loot, and "laws" are just obstacles to be flicked aside.

They get drunk, shoot people in the face, refuse to cooperate with police, make the victims crawl out of bed and apologize, then tell the whole story to fake, pre-screened audiences made up of more servants--and there are no consequences to anything anymore! There is no co-equal branch when they own everything and we are a nuisance to them and their "larger goals." They don't even pretend to go to the American people for support anymore; they are going to do whatever they want if they have to cram it down our throats. This is an attitude of complete dismissal of the American people the like of which I have never witnessed--even Nixon tried to keep the good opinion of the population. This group feels no pressure or threat from us, even after the recent election where they were trounced from Coast to Coast; scary.
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:38 PM
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5. Scalia: Sometimes, the Constitution is there to protect us fro "We the People"
Speech at Princeton, 2001
Still trying to figure out who that "us" is.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:30 PM
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4. K&R!
:kick:
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:13 PM
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6. "Lies work."
G.H.W. Bush 1992
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:51 PM
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7. The People are sheep to be manipulated and
sacrificed to the Corporate gods
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BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:09 PM
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8. I wonder if I can add this to m MySpace blog?
This is amazing, and we knew this for how long now? Since the freaking BEGINNING!!!


Blue
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:23 PM
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9. * hates the constitution and the United States...but he sure worked it
to his advantage ever since the "Constitutionally Empowered Supreme Court" put him in office and in control of a country and people he hates so much while he and his buddies rob everyone blind with thier illegal wars and corporate whore mongering! :puke:
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:04 PM
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10. kick
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Phrogman Donating Member (940 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:07 PM
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11. The National Guard kicked him out and the American people called his Daddy a "wimp" and
voted him out.

Look who Junior's fucking over now.
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focusfan Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:24 PM
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12. that was well said
I just wish people that still support him could understand
what a moron he is.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:29 PM
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13. This page has link to AVA LOWERY'S video on YOUTUBE...
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