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Wheels are coming off Bush/Cheney machine
Traverse City MI. Record Eagle ^ | February 16, 2006 | Editor

Posted on 02/16/2006 9:00:35 AM PST by rface

That deafening noise we've been hearing is the sound of wheels falling off the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history.

The disintegration is long overdue. This nation of laws, separation of powers and equal justice has suffered enough.

After five torturous years, we are finally getting a look inside a government led by a cadre of self-righteous demagogues, committed to opportunism, self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment.

Many, including one-time friends and associates of the Bush/Cheney power elite, have been preaching the horrors of what's going on behind closed doors, only to be shouted down, bullied, threatened or smeared.

Even members of their own party are not spared. NewsMax.com, a conservative Web site, recently reported that "White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has threatened to blacklist any Republican who votes against President Bush in the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation of the administration's unauthorized wiretapping..."

Fortunately there are those who have had enough and are coming forward.

- Someone in the administration, concerned that the Bush/Cheney cabal is violating Americans' civil liberties, leaked wiretapping information.

- A retired career CIA intelligence officer wrote in the respected "Foreign Affairs" journal that the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq. This dove-tails with earlier information from ex-administration officials that Bush/Cheney were hell-bent on sending people to die in a country that had nothing whatsoever to do with the 9/11 terror attacks.

And even disgraced insiders are squealing.

- Michael Brown, the fired Katrina debacle scapegoat, turned on his former bosses after they hung him out to dry. He told the Senate under oath that he warned the White House early on that the hurricane was a disaster but was ignored.

- Ex-Cheney chief of staff and indicted perjurer I. Lewis Libby reportedly has testified that he was authorized by his "superiors" to leak classified information as part of a plan to justify the administration's Iraq invasion.

- Associates of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who the White House would have us believe Bush/Cheney barely knew, are telling tales about how the convicted GOP influence merchant was, in truth, very tight with Bush/Cheney. So much so that he claims to have been invited to the president's ranch - after ponying up $100 grand for the good of the Bush/Cheney cause.

Hopefully, as more people get fed up - for whatever reason - or they grow spines, we'll find out even more about what has happened to this nation since the Supreme Court put this crowd in charge.

Let the cleansing begin.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: moonbatparade; pantload; partisanmediashills; wretchedeagle; wretchingeagle
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To: rface

LOL!! Perfect.


101 posted on 02/16/2006 10:15:20 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

"Most Secretive" - you are kidding they are completely transparent compared with Clinton/Gore.


102 posted on 02/16/2006 10:15:26 AM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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103 posted on 02/16/2006 10:17:26 AM PST by McGruff
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To: rface

Dear editor, I'm pretty sure there's medicine for that...


104 posted on 02/16/2006 10:22:57 AM PST by hope (Let no man deceive you)
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To: anonymoussierra

Thank you, Sara. If there is a decent person left that trusts the media, I don't know him! They have tried this entire administration's two terms to find dirt and to try to take them down, but to no avail. This will be the same...they come out looking stupid. The American public can see through all this rubbish by now, and have no faith that they'll print the truth.


105 posted on 02/16/2006 10:24:59 AM PST by LUV W (In... military families, I have seen the character of a great nation: decent, idealistic, strong.GWB)
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To: shelterman

oh oh...somebody's onto you...


106 posted on 02/16/2006 10:25:26 AM PST by PLOM...NOT!
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To: anonymoussierra

Sara I agree with your every word my dear European friend. Even Britain had this incident as headlines on Sunday/Monday. Only the photos from Australia have changed that.


107 posted on 02/16/2006 10:26:45 AM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: rface

This maggot doesn't even have the courage and honesty to put his name with his BS posing as an editorial.


108 posted on 02/16/2006 10:27:09 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The NY Slimes has been committing treason and sedition for decades.)
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To: KeyLargo
Have you had enough of the Bush/Cheney administration?

It's so much fun watching the liberals implode, it should be illegal to have this much fun.

109 posted on 02/16/2006 10:29:02 AM PST by PLOM...NOT!
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To: shelterman

By crackee!


111 posted on 02/16/2006 10:33:01 AM PST by DanTheAdmin (O RLY?)
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To: anonymoussierra
These reporters are self conscious idiots.


Yep, no sense of priorities whatsoever.
112 posted on 02/16/2006 10:48:58 AM PST by Gucho
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To: Steve_Seattle

"And has anyone actually ever taken the trouble to identify the criteria for "secretive" and do a real comparison of administrations?"



Aftering witnessing the meltdown from the Cheney incident, it is obvious that the media associates "secretive" with any information that they are not immediately privy to.

The simple fact is, the media thinks this administration is secretive because they are not allowed the same access and preferential treatment they received from the Clintons. Unlike the Clinton's, Bush has never been concerned with managing the news cycles, thus, he didn't want or need spin-meisters out there rubbing elbows with pubishers in an attempt to manage...or massage, the news (and egos).

While this may be regretable in some regards, it was obvious that the media's hostility was not going to let this happen regardless of what the Administration did. Thus, the media's role in Washington is less significant as the President doesn't go through the media, but rather over and around them.

This is especially ironic when you consider that while Clinton may have been jovial with the media, he lied to them as often as he did everyone else. Yet, because he and the media had a shared ideological agenda, his "secretive" and manipulative administration was tolerable for the greater cause. Bush has made the media less relevant...and in many cases, look like fools. Bottom line: They hate him.


113 posted on 02/16/2006 10:53:17 AM PST by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: rface

Wheels are coming off Bush/Cheney machine


Funny, the "machine" seems to be running all too well....................


Perhaps the problem is, it's headed in the wrong direction?


114 posted on 02/16/2006 10:55:50 AM PST by WhiteGuy (Care)
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To: shelterman
if we don't let people critcize we're the same as iran.

You don't know many people from Iran, do you?
115 posted on 02/16/2006 11:00:44 AM PST by kenavi ("Remember, your fathers sacrificed themselves without need of a messianic complex." Ariel Sharon)
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To: rface
psychosis [sy.KO.sis] (n).

“The inability to distinguish between what is real and what is imaginary. Psychosis is a term used to describe a severe mental illness. Psychotics are characterized by a variety of symptoms that most people consider abnormal. These include experiencing delusions, such as the notion that one is being persecuted or conspired against. Psychotics may see things which don't actually exist and hear Voices (i.e. God) when no one is around. They often exhibit compulsive, irrational, ritualized behavior, esp. when such behavior serves no purpose or is even harmful or disruptive to those around them. They show no concern for others but may exhibit total self-centered behavior. Includes sociopathy, schizophrenia.”

DSM-IV

…and that’s MISTER Dickhead to you, Lieutenant!”

116 posted on 02/16/2006 11:03:50 AM PST by pabianice (contact ebay??)
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To: LUV W; ohioWfan; snugs; All; Gucho; blackie
"The American public can see through all this rubbish by now, and have no faith that they'll print the truth." ----------------------------------------------------------- Be strong America!!!! Be strong ("Dick Cheney") -----------------------------------------------------------


118 posted on 02/16/2006 11:44:11 AM PST by anonymoussierra (Jezu, ufam Tobie!!! Amen)
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To: rface
This is the EDITOR of the paper?? ROFLOL!

The entire left has slud right off the cliff. ;)

119 posted on 02/16/2006 11:55:15 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: WhiteGuy
Perhaps the problem is, it's headed in the wrong direction?

Pro-life, pro-family, pro-military, strong foreign policy, lower taxes, booming economy.....

Yep. That's the wrong direction alright......if you happen to be a liberal.

120 posted on 02/16/2006 12:00:09 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: rface
Hopefully, as more people get fed up - for whatever reason - or they grow spines, we'll find out even more about what has happened to this nation since the Supreme Court put this crowd in charge.

It always comes back to Florida 2000 with these folks, doesn't it.

Face it, George W. Bush could have done everything perfectly, and they would still hate him, because they think he stole the election. Frankly, if Al Gore had prevailed in Florida through vote fraud and selective counting, I would have found it very difficult to support him, no matter what.

But George W. Bush really did win in Florida 2000. He had more votes than Gore, no matter how you counted them. It was close, but their guy lost. They should try to reconcile themselves with this fact.

121 posted on 02/16/2006 12:59:35 PM PST by gridlock (eliminate perverse incentives)
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To: rface

the reason such charges resonate is that they have a kernel of truth. just something to consider.


122 posted on 02/16/2006 1:11:01 PM PST by rottweiller_inc (Hillary isn't the smartest woman in the world; She's the village idiot.)
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To: SerpentDove

I think we all know what really happened.

In a fit of drunken rage, a scowling and evil Dick Cheney tried to blow the head off his so-called "friend" after the "friend" said he didn't think the Vice President's joke about starving old people before throwing them off a cliff in wheelchairs was all that funny.

Then the enraged, drunken alcoholic liar set about to deceive the United States of America' like he did when ordered the torture of innocent, peaceful Iraqi bystanders that he kidnapped off the streets od Iraq as they were playing tiddly-winks.

What do you expect from creepy liars?

And you KNOW what I'm talkin' about!

/Hillary


123 posted on 02/16/2006 1:46:03 PM PST by SerpentDove (The internet is big. "Oprah" big.)
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To: rface

The locals up there call it the wretched-eagle.


124 posted on 02/16/2006 1:57:02 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("What does a guy have to do to get fired around here?" - Darryl Rogers, former Lions Coach)
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To: The Old Hoosier
the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history.

Whenever I hear this statement about Bush I automatically know:
1) the person who wrote it is a flaming liberal and
2) this person literally doesn't know a thing about history.
125 posted on 02/17/2006 3:33:09 PM PST by RedMonqey (People who don't who stand for something, will fall for anything.)
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