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[President] Bush is a victim of America’s political civil war
BrookesNews.Com ^ | Monday March 13 2006 | Gerard Jackson

Posted on 03/14/2006 2:06:23 AM PST by Brian Allen

The Bush presidency has revealed the enormous ideological rift that has been developing for more than forty years in America, and yet the vast majority of Americans are still not fully aware of it even though there has probably been nothing like it since the civil war.

On one side of the political gulf there are the fanatical win-at-all-costs Democrats whose vital ideological core does not believe in the legitimacy of the Republican Party just as abolitionists didn’t believe in the legitimacy of slavery and the Southern Democrats in the legitimacy of Lincoln’s presidency.

To these Democrats, the Gores, Hillarys, Reids, Jesse Jacksons, Streisands, etc., the Republicans are the equivalent of nineteenth century slave owners. The irony of which is completely lost on these fanatics considering that those slave owners were Democrats

These comments are not mere speculation. About six years ago Curtis Cans, head of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, pointed out that political inspired hatred has been building up for some thirty years, blaming television for this phenomenon. But 1972 was the year that the radicals captured the Democratic Party. From that moment the Democrats’ ruthless urge win began to be transformed into a policy of political extermination.

These radicals brought with them the disease of the crusading spirit of intolerance. Firm in the righteousness of their cause (however incoherent at times), convinced that America was built on injustice, exploitation and oppression they have waged an unconditional war against the infidel, the barbarian conservative, the enemy of all that is good and just. That the Republican Party was formed on an anti-slavery platform is something these dangerous fanatics have tried to write out of history, just as they try to suppress anything that contradicts their Orwellian views

Much of the last century’s politics remind me of the religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries where the battleground was doctrine and the object the saving of souls. Heretics, on both sides, who refused to recant frequently met a fiery end at the stake. Although it is true that Martin Luther did not, unlike the lovely Mr Alec Baldwin, did not favour putting to death those who disagreed with him.

But fanaticism has a price and that price is the abandonment of reason and tolerance. That is why some Dems feel free to accuse Bush of being evil and wanting to reintroduce slavery. We see the same thing in Hollywood where, for example, a huge Hollywood crowd gave a Streisand a rousing reception when she called on it to vote for Gore because he will stack the Supreme Court with ‘judges’ who will twist the Constitution to fit their ideological agenda. (So much for the separation of the powers)

According to this deep Hollywood thinker the 1999 election was “a war against bigotry, against discrimination of any kind, racial, religious or sexual orientation.” To her and the rest of “Hollywood’s celluloid intellectuals,” Republicans are the forces of Darkness while the Democrats are the forces of Light. This feeling is genuine, pervasive and dangerous and it is poisoning the whole of the body politic, eating away at civil political discourse.

How did these Democrats arrive at such a risible and contemptible view of conservatives, or anyone else who disagrees with them? Having convinced themselves that they alone are concerned with social justice and oppression, and only they care about the poor and the underprivileged it is but a short step to assume that anyone who questions their vision or so-called remedies must be stupid or malevolent.

Just as religious fanatics from centuries past could not tolerate the existence of those who questioned their theology and so could only ascribe to these critics a devilish malevolence, neither can our “new Democrats” tolerate any who challenge their sacred political doctrines.

Gerard Jackson is Brookes’ economics editor


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; corruption; democrats; envy; evil; gangsterism; gerardjackson; hatred; liberalism; libs; meanspiritedness; rage; ricoracketeering; sedition; socilaism; subversion; totalitarianism; treason; unamericanism

1 posted on 03/14/2006 2:06:27 AM PST by Brian Allen
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To: Brian Allen

oh good....we get another chance at it !


2 posted on 03/14/2006 2:08:14 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Brian Allen
It kinda started with the God is dead era!
3 posted on 03/14/2006 2:10:35 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: Brian Allen

What's so rediculous about the whole charade is that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between pubs and dims when you scratch the surface.


4 posted on 03/14/2006 2:11:40 AM PST by teldon30 (Far right, elitist, sexist, cynical religious bigot and looter)
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On one side of the political gulf there are the fanatical win-at-all-costs .... Gores, Hillarys, Reids, Jesse Jacksons, Streisands, etceteras [Who] ...., Just as religious fanatics from centuries past could not tolerate the existence of those who questioned their theology and so could only ascribe to these critics a devilish malevolence, neither can our “new Democrats” tolerate any who challenge their sacred political doctrines.


5 posted on 03/14/2006 2:13:18 AM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: teldon30

<< .... there isn't a dime's worth of difference between pubs and dims when you scratch the surface. >>

That's pretty close - but only because way too many "Republicans" are not.



6 posted on 03/14/2006 2:16:49 AM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Brian Allen

"the 1999 election"

Did I miss something?


7 posted on 03/14/2006 2:46:28 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Twilight Zone since 1999. Prince's song came true. When you wake up this will all turn out to be an elaborate self aware dream.
8 posted on 03/14/2006 3:03:00 AM PST by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: carumba

I thought maybe Gore tried to sneak an election by us when we weren't looking.


9 posted on 03/14/2006 3:13:03 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Brian Allen

Bush is not a "victim" (that good old liberal victim mentality thing) of the political civil war, he has been made the focus of it by immature leftists whose only response to losing power is to throw a non-stop tantrum, threaten to take their ball and go home where they will hold their breath until they turn blue.

Frankly, I'm still waiting for any of them to carry out their threats. I fear it's going to be a VERY long wait, too!!


10 posted on 03/14/2006 3:49:55 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Brian Allen
Let me simplify the point of the article;

Democrats = Marxists

11 posted on 03/14/2006 4:05:49 AM PST by austinite
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To: DustyMoment

"you are being had, tricked, hoodwinked, run amok, led astray, You are in the hands of SOUTHERN WOLVES or NORTHERN FOXES, ALL CANINE MEMBERS of THE DOG FAMILY"
Spoken by MALCOLM X, 1966

The extremes of either party are still at it in 2006.


12 posted on 03/14/2006 4:05:53 AM PST by conservative-black (Just the beginning)
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To: teldon30
Not a dime's worth of difference?

Imagine a president algore since 2001.
13 posted on 03/14/2006 4:13:02 AM PST by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions)
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To: Brian Allen
...it is but a short step to assume that anyone who questions their vision or so-called remedies must be stupid or malevolent.

Funny, that's precisely how I feel about the 'Rats!

14 posted on 03/14/2006 4:16:16 AM PST by sauropod ("All you get is controversy, crap and confusion." Alan Simpson defining the WH Pimp Corps.)
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To: Brian Allen
...those slave owners were Democrats ...

Those "owners" still run a taut plantation.

How ludicrous when one considers that these fools are incapable of individual thought as they roam about the confines of the Democrat Plantation.

Many slave away because they believe their DemocRAT masters are socialists who would turn America into a welfare state paradise.

15 posted on 03/14/2006 4:16:42 AM PST by FerdieMurphy (For English, Press One. (Tookie, you won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. Oh, too late.))
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To: teldon30

Sure there is... scratch the surface of a dim, and you find satan. No difference is a libertarian/third party myth!

LLS


16 posted on 03/14/2006 4:18:34 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: teldon30
What's so rediculous about the whole charade is that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between pubs and dims when you scratch the surface.

I'm so sick of this IDIOTIC argument!! There are plenty of differences, and just because Repubs have moderates doesn't mean the whole party is Rinofied!!

Do you really think Sadam would have been removed if it were up to dems?
Do you really think tax cuts would have been reality if it were up to dems?
Do you REALLY think CONSERVATIVES would have been placed on the SC if it were up to dems????

There are a majority of dems living in KOOKSVILLE and NO vacancy signs have been put up for all Repubs except Mcpainintheass!

Yours is the stuff of political pansiness.

17 posted on 03/14/2006 4:20:42 AM PST by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: Brian Allen

They are indeed deranged. Call it Benishism.


18 posted on 03/14/2006 4:24:56 AM PST by aculeus
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To: sirchtruth

You are too kind to teldon30.


19 posted on 03/14/2006 4:30:10 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Kennedy and Kerry, the two Commissars of the Peoples' Republic of Massachusetts!)
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To: Brian Allen

The things the President has done in the WOT require the people to trust him. The surveillance program, the detentions, the Iraq War ... these things are acceptable if one has faith in the President and his good intentions.

But the Democrats are starting form the assumption that this President stole the election in Florida 2000. They start from the certain knowledge that administration is an unelected cabal that will do anything it takes to maintain and sieze power. So there is no trust, no faith.

This is the inevitable result of Algore's tirades in Florida 2000. This is the reason his shameless granstanding was so destructive and cannot be forgiven. Algore and the Donks intentionally destroyed the trust of a large number of Democrats in the legitimacy of their government. This latest emnity is the inevitable result.

It all comes back to Florida 2000. And, frankly, if Algore's machinations had succeeded and the Election Board of Palm Beach County had managed to fabricate enough votes in time, I would probably be standing outside the gates of the White House right now, wild-eyed in the rain, calling for President Gore's head on a platter.


20 posted on 03/14/2006 4:33:58 AM PST by bondjamesbond (RICE '08)
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To: Brian Allen
Although it is true that Martin Luther did not, unlike the lovely Mr Alec Baldwin, did not favour putting to death those who disagreed with him.

Not actually true.

21 posted on 03/14/2006 11:02:12 AM PST by Restorer
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To: teldon30
"What's so rediculous about the whole charade is that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between pubs and dims when you scratch the surface."

You're completely wrong.

Presidency of George W. Bush -- the first 48 months

 


President Bush signing a federal ban on Partial Birth Abortion

Banned Partial Birth Abortion

Reversed Clinton's move to strike Reagan's anti-abortion Mexico Policy

Stopped foreign aid that would be used to fund abortions.

Supported and upheld the ban on abortions at military hospitals

Signed E.O. reversing Clinton's policy of not requiring parental consent for abortions under the Medical Privacy Act

Killed the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty

Killed U.S. involvement in the International Criminal Court

Killed Clinton's CO2 rules that were choking off all of the electricity surplus to California

Killed Clinton's "ergonomic" rules that OSHA was about to implement; rules that would have shut down some home businesses in America


First Missile is Installed For NMD on July 23, 2004

Killed the U.S. - CCCP ABM Treaty that was preventing the U.S. from deploying our ABM defenses


Built ten ABM silos in Alaska and California so that America has a defense against North Korean nukes

Killed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty so that the U.S. can once again test our nuclear weapons

The Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act (less romantically known as H.R. 5382) ultimately allows average Americans to hitch a ride on a civilian space craft at their own risk. The federal ban on such citizen travel was repealed by HR 5382 in 2004. The President signed that bill into law two days before Christmas.

President Bush pledged to Israel on 4/14/2004 that it could keep parts of the West Bank, giving international legitimacy to Jewish settlements there

Denied Palestinian refugees any right of return to what is now Israel, saying they should be resettled in a future Palestinian state instead

Part of coalition (Russia, Israel, EU, Palestine, USA) for Israeli/Palestinian "Roadmap to Peace"

Pushed through THREE raises for our military

Increased Defense Dept funding which had deteriorated during the previous 8 years

President Bush's Grand Strategy (click here)

President Bush's Environmental Record - 2004 (click here)

Signed TWO bills into law that arm our pilots with handguns in the cockpit

Currently pushing for full immunity from lawsuits for our national gun manufacturers

Ordered Attorney-General Ashcroft to formally notify the Supreme Court that the OFFICIAL U.S. government position on the 2nd Amendment is that it supports INDIVIDUAL rights to own firearms, NOT a leftist-imagined *collective* right


Told the United Nations we weren't interested in their plans for gun control (i.e. the International Ban on Small Arms Trafficking Treaty)

Signed the 2004 Omnibus Budget 1/26/2004 that now MANDATES that gun buyers' background check information be fully and permanently destroyed within 24 hours of the completion of the check, no matter what.

Repealed Gun Controls Against Active, Retired, and Off-Duty Law Enforcement Personnel Carrying Weapons Into Local and State Prohibited Zones (7/28/2004)

Enacted powerful tort reform legislation that moves many class action lawsuits from state to federal courts. Requires federal courts to hear cases where the amount of the dispute is more than $5 million, and when the defendant and any of the plaintiffs live in different states.


Disarmed Libya of its Chemical, Nuclear, and biological WMD's without bribes or bloodshed

Won an agreement that U.S. Navy sailors may now freely board thousands of commercial ships in international waters to search for weapons of mass destruction under a landmark pact between the United States and Liberia, the world's No. 2 shipping registry (signed Feb 11, 2004), and Panama 5/10/2004 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/11/international/americas/11ship.html).

Approves The First U.S. Counter-Intel Plan

Successfully executed 2 wars and rebuilt 2 nations: Afghanistan and Iraq. 50+ million people who had lived under tyrannical regimes now live in freedom...epitomized by their own free and democratic elections.

Provided Billions in aid, machines, and manpower to tsunami victims.

 

Executed a WAR ON TERROR by getting world-wide cooperation to track funds/terrorists (has cut off much of the terrorist's funding and captured or killed many key leaders of the al Qaeda network)

Bush Administration diplomacy led to the 5/25/2004 peace accord that ended a massive 20-year civil war between Sudan's Islamic north and Christian south after two million deaths Click Here

  Delivered vital emergency aid to millions of survivors on multiple continents (e.g. Africa, SE Asia) of a devastating Tsunami caused by a 9.1 earthquake near Sumatra.

Brought back our EP-3 intel plane and crew from China without any bribes or bloodshed

Started withdrawing our troops from Bosnia and has announced withdrawal of our troops from Germany and the Korean DMZ.

Signed the LARGEST nuclear arms reduction in world history with Russia

Initiated comprehensive review of our military, which was completed just prior to 9/11/01, accurately reported that ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE was critical.
Created NATO's Rapid Response Force

Changed the tone in the White House, restoring HONOR and DIGNITY to the Presidency

Reorganized bureaucracy...after 9/11, condensed 20+ overlapping agencies and their intelligence sectors into one agency: the Department of Homeland Security.

Initiated discussion on privatizing Social Security and individual investment accounts.

Improving govt. efficiency with .8 million jobs put up for bid...weakening unions and cutting undeserved pay raises. Wants merit based promotions/raises only.

Orchestrated Republican control of the White House, the House AND the Senate.

Killed the liberal ABA's role in vetting federal judges for Congress.

GWB signed an executive order enforcing the Supreme Court's Beck decision (re: union dues being used for political campaigns against individual's wishes)

Turned around an inherited economy that was in recession.

Passed tough new laws to hold corporate criminals to account as a result of corporate scandals.

Signed 2 income tax cuts ---- 1 of which was the largest Dollar-value tax cut in world history

Reduced taxes on dividends and capital gains

In process of eliminating IRS marriage penalty.

Increased small business incentives to expand and to hire new people

Eliminated the Estate Tax (AKA "Death Tax") that was taking small farms and businesses from families


Signed into law the No Child Left Behind legislation delivering the most dramatic education reforms in a generation (challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations)

Reorganized the INS in an attempt to safeguard the borders and ports of America and to eliminate bureaucratic redundancies and lack of accountability.

Signed trade promotion authority

Committed US funds to purchase medicine for millions of men and women and children now suffering with AIDS in Africa

Passed Medicare Reform (authorized $39.5 Billion per year for preventive medicine such as drugs and doctor visits as well as included a ten year Privatization option)

Urging federal liability reform to eliminate frivolous lawsuits

Supports class action reform bill which limits lawyer fees so that more settlement money goes to victims


Submitted comprehensive Energy Plan--awaits Congressional action (works to develop cleaner technology, produce more natural gas here at home, make America less dependent on foreign sources of energy, improve national grid, etc.)

Endorses and promotes The Responsibility Era ("In a compassionate society, people respect one another and take responsibility for the decisions they make in life. My hope is to change the culture from one that has said, if it feels good, do it; if you've got a problem, blame somebody else -- to one in which every single American understands that he or she are responsible for the decisions that you make; you're responsible for loving your children with all your heart and all your soul; you're responsible for being involved with the quality of the education of your children; you're responsible for making sure the community in which you live is safe; you're responsible for loving your neighbor, just like you would like to be loved yourself. " -----this quote was too good to leave out)

Started the USA Freedom Corps

Initiated review of all federal agencies with a goal to eliminate federal jobs (completed September 2003) in an effort to reduce the size of federal gov while increasing private sector jobs.

Challenged the United Nations to live up to their responsibilities and not become The League of Nations ( in other words, completely irrelevant)

Nominated strong, conservative judges to the judiciary.


President Bush opened up an additional part of Alaska for domestic oil drilling. In 2004, the National Petroleum Reserve, an area west of the existing Prudhoe Bay field, was approved for new energy exploration and production.

Increased U.S. Oil Drilling Permits 70% Above Clinton-era

Changed parts of the Forestry Management Act to allow necessary clean-up of the national forests in order to reduce fire danger.

As part of the national forests clean-up, the President restricted judicial challenges (based on the Endangered Species Act and other challenges) and removed the need for an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) before removing fuels/logging to reduce fire danger.
New Forest Rules Gives States Power Over Federal Forests Inside Their Borders
Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops.

President Bush signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal Aliens
S. 1685, the Basic Pilot Extension Act of 2003, was signed by President Bush on December 3, 2003.
It extends for five years the workplace employment eligibility authorization pilot programs created in 1996. It expands the pilot programs from the original five states to all 50 states.


U.S. Forces In Baghdad


2nd Term Supplimental (incomplete)


Broke the Chinese Yuan to Dollar currency peg

CAFTA - President Bush signing CAFTA

Bolton to the UN

Has CONSTRUCTION in process on the second group of eight ABM silos in Alaska and California so that America has a land-based defense (in addition to our sea-based SM-3 and AEGIS systems) of 18 ABM's against North Korean nukes (note: China itself currently only has 24 -out of several hundred- nuclear ICBM's capable of reaching the U.S.)

Energy Bill (new tax cuts...after 5 years of opposition)

Immunity For Gun Manufacturers From Crime-Related Lawsuits

5% unemployment
3.4% annual (after inflation, 5.5% actual) reported GDP Growth

Syrian Troops forced to withdraw from Lebanon

Russians Troops Peacefully Withdraw From Georgia

Brought North Korea to the Negotiating Table and won their agreement to dismantle their Nuclear Weapons Program

Chief Justice John Roberts
Justice Sam Alito

Dramatically improved U.S.-India relations via a breakthrough nuclear agreement

Signed Bankruptcy Reform Into Law

Waived Make-Work Enviro Studies For New Oil Drilling

Full Immunity From Frivolous Lawsuits For Our Domestic Gun Industry
Click Here

Fed Chairman Bernanke

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1518385/posts
Iraqi's Thank America (Wow, this is moving!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1518877/posts
Iraqi Kurds thank the United States for liberation in New T.V ads (From MoveAmericaForward)

US forges trail-blazing UN condemnation of Hizbullah

US rules out extra pledges on global warming

Bush-appointed Judges: Most Conservative On Record, New UH Study Finds

Using Closed Bases For New Refineries, Cutting Refinery Red Tape

22 posted on 03/14/2006 11:03:37 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Brian Allen

marking


23 posted on 03/14/2006 11:17:04 AM PST by TAdams8591
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To: teldon30
"What's so ridiculous about the whole charade is that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between pubs and dims when you scratch the surface."

Amen to that, Socialism by the state or corporate governance. Two different paths, same destination.
24 posted on 03/14/2006 11:20:21 AM PST by mr_hammer (They have eyes, but do not see . . .)
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To: bondjamesbond

Very good comments about the 2000 election and the results. Bill Sammon wrote an excellent book, "At Any Cost", that detailed Gore's attempts to overthrow the election results. Gore really is a "win-at-any-cost" guy. NO morals. He learned well from the Clintons.


25 posted on 03/14/2006 11:23:27 AM PST by DeweyCA
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To: Southack

Thank you.


26 posted on 03/14/2006 11:37:47 AM PST by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: Brian Allen
Gerard Jackson is Brookes’ economics editor

What is it that the only type of journalists that understand what is going on are those that cover mostly economics...

By the way, this is one of the best articles I have read all month. Gerard Jackson needs to be given a raise in salary for understanding how fanatical the democrat party has become.

27 posted on 03/14/2006 11:49:38 AM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: Restorer

<< Although it is true that Martin Luther did not, unlike the lovely Mr Alec Baldwin, did not favour putting to death those who disagreed with him.
Not actually true. >>

Actually true. Baldwin, on the Conan O'Brien Show, at the time, hysterically, maniacly even, proposed, by name, the deaths of all of those Republicans leading the House impeachement of Clinton "and all of their wives and all of their children."

I saw it and you may too with a few key strokes.


28 posted on 03/14/2006 12:43:49 PM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Brian Allen

I was referencing Mr. Luther, not Mr. Baldwin.

Luther was a man of his time with regard to his language and the fate he proposed for his opponents.

The concepts of freedom of speech and religion hadn't been invented yet.


29 posted on 03/14/2006 12:49:47 PM PST by Restorer
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To: DeweyCA; bondjamesbond

<< Gore really is a "win-at-any-cost" guy. NO morals. He learned well from the Clintons. >>

He learned well from his effective Soviet agent father and from their virulent Soviet agent master, Armand Hammer.

Gore's is [At least] second generation abject amorality and he brought it to the Cli'ton Crime Family, not from it.


30 posted on 03/14/2006 12:51:59 PM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Paul C. Jesup

<< Gerard Jackson is Brookes’ economics editor

What is it that the only type of journalists that understand what is going on are those that cover mostly economics ... >>

It's better even, that that. Gerard Jackson, a von Mises Disciple, is Australia's only Austrian School Economist.

And what a Gem among dross, he is.

Find him at home at: http://www.brookesnews.com


31 posted on 03/14/2006 12:58:09 PM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Southack

Thank you.


32 posted on 03/14/2006 1:00:13 PM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: DustyMoment

<< Bush is not a "victim" (That good old liberal victim mentality thing) of the political civil war, he has been made the focus of it by immature leftists whose only response to losing power is to throw a non-stop tantrum, threaten to take their ball and go home where they will hold their breath until they turn blue. >>

Guess it all depends, then, upon what is the meaning of "is?"


33 posted on 03/14/2006 1:02:32 PM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: Brian Allen

Good read


34 posted on 03/14/2006 2:28:31 PM PST by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: Brian Allen

You got it.
Gore Sr. = the Senator from Occidental (Oil Co., a front for Soviet agent Hammer.)


35 posted on 03/14/2006 2:42:08 PM PST by jjmcgo (Patriarch of the Occident since March 1, 2006)
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To: mr_hammer

Yep... everyone rah rahs for their political party like it's a sport team(done it for a few years until i figured it out one day)....dems get a few crumbs from the table...pubs get a few crumbs from the table...i've followed this stuff for a LONG time...oh if only the pubs got in charge we'd straighten this mess out heh heh heh...i think most are waking up to the fact that the fix is in and has been for a long time....i'm an america first type of guy on most issues and i had to come to a conclusion one day that this is all smoke and mirrors for the most part....i'm too much of a realist and it's a bad fault i have....i do myself no good....i think my attitude anymore is not for political posturing and arguing...politicians are well...politicians...i think my views are not very nuanced so they can't apply to political life in america these days.

I guess i started coming around with the border issue, free trade/globalism and talking to my stepson about Iraq after he served two tours in the Marines...Ramadi and Fallujah.

History does repeat itself and seeing how the average American's grasp of history is poor...well we are doomed to repeat it....which isn't anything new either.....darn i have a bad attitude....i think there are a few left on FR that feels my pain ;)


36 posted on 03/18/2006 2:36:13 PM PST by teldon30 (Far right, elitist, sexist, cynical religious bigot and looter)
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