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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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1 posted on 02/16/2006 9:00:36 AM PST by rface
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To: rface

LOL!!! Liberals in melt-down mode. "Everything's going our way! We swear it is!!"


2 posted on 02/16/2006 9:02:06 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: L98Fiero

Baghdad Bob? Is that you? Hello? Hello?


3 posted on 02/16/2006 9:03:28 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: L98Fiero

So true. The presstitutes are blending in with DU. It really is amazing to witness....


4 posted on 02/16/2006 9:03:30 AM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: rface
the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history.

People who write this kind of crap have no credibility at all. Secretive, yes. Autocratic? Not really. The most in history? Total BS.

5 posted on 02/16/2006 9:03:39 AM PST by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: rface

"...we'll find out even more about what has happened to this nation since the Supreme Court put this crowd in charge."

Sounds like an unbiased reporter. /s


6 posted on 02/16/2006 9:03:46 AM PST by frankjr
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To: rface

I honeymooned in Traverse City, nice place, but it doesn't surprise me that moonbats thrive there.


7 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:08 AM PST by Pondman88
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To: rface

He forgot the part about the two SCOTUS appointments. (end/sarcasm)


8 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:11 AM PST by dawn53
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To: rface

Being from Missouri, I find it odd that you would find this kind of 'tripe' to post - did you search it out or are you blessed with some kind of sixth sense!?!


9 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:11 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: rface

How about a barf warning!! Now I'll never get that taste out of my mouth.....


10 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:26 AM PST by Ben Mugged ("Television is the most perfect democracy, You sit there with your remote control and vote")
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To: rface
This nation of laws, separation of powers and equal justice has suffered enough.

I'll say it backwards to the Traverse City MI. Record Eagle.............

EM TAE.

11 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:26 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: L98Fiero

Actually, this article says more about the liberals than it says about Bush or Cheney. In psychology it's called projection...all the things you are doing, saying or thinking, you project to someone else.


12 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:27 AM PST by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: rface

"Ex-Cheney chief of staff and indicted perjurer I. Lewis Libby..."

Uh, shouldn't that be "indicted for perjury, but not yet convicted?"

What a BARF O RAMA!


13 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:35 AM PST by IGOTMINE (Front Sight. Press. Follow Through. It's a way of life.)
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To: rface

UT OH....libs have been eating missus kerry's raisins again.....


14 posted on 02/16/2006 9:04:41 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: rface

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............


15 posted on 02/16/2006 9:05:10 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: hsalaw

ROTFLMAO! Good old Baghdad Bob! I wondered when he'd surface again.


16 posted on 02/16/2006 9:06:02 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: rface
That about sums it up.






17 posted on 02/16/2006 9:06:23 AM PST by G.Mason (Any power grabbing committed (by Congress) would be a hostile act against the people.)
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To: rface
cadre of self-righteous demagogues, committed to opportunism, self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment.

Who is this MSM author? Doesn't he know not to poke around in the democRAT party?

18 posted on 02/16/2006 9:06:38 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: rface

Mary Matalin said it correctly this morning on the "Today" show. The term "secret" is a word conjured up by the critics. Bush/Cheney are secret only with those things that are important to be secret ie. WAR! She handled little Miss Tuffet very well this morning. How she sleeps with her husband I will never know.


19 posted on 02/16/2006 9:06:39 AM PST by newconhere
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To: rface

Commies up in Traverse City, who would have thought??


20 posted on 02/16/2006 9:07:18 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: newconhere

I saw that too.

Katie's little beady eyes were on fire when Mary rolled her eyes and put out the facts.


21 posted on 02/16/2006 9:08:33 AM PST by digger48
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To: el_texicano

The libs have been reduced to a stampede theory of demogogery. Yell loud, say spooky things and the herd will run off a cliff in no time - if you're lucky and are dealing with cattle or sheeple.


22 posted on 02/16/2006 9:09:01 AM PST by i.l.e. (Tagline - this space for sale....)
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To: rface

23 posted on 02/16/2006 9:09:26 AM PST by oldleft
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To: harpu

I just poke around, and this stuff falls into my lap. It's funny!


24 posted on 02/16/2006 9:09:29 AM PST by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: rface

Interesting allusion by a loser who's been riding in a wheeless rusting DUmmy jalopy for a couple decades now...


25 posted on 02/16/2006 9:10:01 AM PST by Publius6961
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To: eureka!
- 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.

It's never good to include a proveable lie in your editorials.

26 posted on 02/16/2006 9:10:16 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: rface

PORCELAIN BOMB!!


27 posted on 02/16/2006 9:10:40 AM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: rface

“That's what I've been 'spittin for years!”

28 posted on 02/16/2006 9:11:11 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: rface


BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAA...comedy, pure an simple, comedy.


29 posted on 02/16/2006 9:11:14 AM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: rface

Too Funny....why didn't we hear this during the tearing down of everything America during the 'toons' administration?


30 posted on 02/16/2006 9:11:16 AM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: rface
A polite warning to all FReepers.
Don't wrap your fish with this paper.

you will never gt that smell out of the fish.

31 posted on 02/16/2006 9:11:28 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: rface

Yawn. This is all old news and the Abramoff thing is probably not exactly accurate...wishful thinking on this chump's part..


32 posted on 02/16/2006 9:11:30 AM PST by 101st-Eagle (Hunt with VP Cheney=hurt. Drive w/ Kennedy=DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!)
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"Ex-Cheney chief of staff and indicted perjurer I. Lewis Libby..."

LOL!
What was it that a legal expert said recently?
"Indictment" is meaningless; "... you can indict a ham sandwich!"

33 posted on 02/16/2006 9:12:16 AM PST by Publius6961
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To: rface
#1 - What are we to believe from a small-town Michigan newspaper anyway?

#2 - They get so bent out of shape that they got "scooped" and that it might have been intentional, and then when Cheney DOES speak after days of demands for him to do so, they get pissed at WHOM he speaks with.

They believe that if they just keep repeating "Serenity Now, Serenity Now" over and over and over again, everything will come out alright.

34 posted on 02/16/2006 9:12:56 AM PST by admiralsn (I believe God gives only three answers to prayer: Yes | Not yet | I have something better in mind)
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To: Howlin

Re#26 Yep. And referring to the administration as a "cabal" tends to reveal some bias. ;^)


35 posted on 02/16/2006 9:13:42 AM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: rface
"The nation is at war, the DOW is over 11,000, Iran is going nuclear, muslims are burning european embassies, islamist terrorists have taken control of palestinian government, and the wheels are coming off the adminstration!

Liberals, let's ROLL!!"


36 posted on 02/16/2006 9:13:57 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: rface
indicted perjurer

This guy should be indicted for abuse of language. Libby is indicted for perjury, but that does not make him an "indicted perjurer" - such willful abuse of meaning implies that he is already guilty.

37 posted on 02/16/2006 9:14:00 AM PST by dirtboy (I'm fat, I sleep most of the winter and I saw my shadow yesterday. Does that make me a groundhog?)
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To: el_texicano

"In psychology it's called projection..."

My wife and I were talking about that the other night. We've never seen a group more prone to projection than liberals.

Thwy accuse conservatives of calling them "unpatriotic", all the while calling conservatives "unpatriotic".

They call conservatives racists but they were the party of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation and other racist policies. They have the only elected official who was in the Klan.

They call us "mouth pieces of big business and special interests" when most of Kerry's contributions came from those sources and Bush's from private donors.

I could go on and on.


38 posted on 02/16/2006 9:14:14 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: rface

My sentiments exactly,puppy.....


39 posted on 02/16/2006 9:14:19 AM PST by gimme1ibertee
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To: eureka!

I quit reading the article entirely when I got to the word "cabal." Then I noted that it is an editorial.


40 posted on 02/16/2006 9:15:28 AM PST by admiralsn (I believe God gives only three answers to prayer: Yes | Not yet | I have something better in mind)
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To: rface
...the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history.

Compare and contrast to FDR (especially in the WWII years).

41 posted on 02/16/2006 9:15:31 AM PST by weegee (We are all Danes now.)
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To: dervish; Convert from ECUSA

For future reference and clarification:

Anytime any writer refers to "the people" or "congress" or "members of congress" etc as having been raising "issues", the writer is talking about partisan BS issuing from the disloyal opposition.


42 posted on 02/16/2006 9:16:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Islam is medieval fascism, and the Koran is a medieval Mein Kampf.)
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To: weegee


Doesnt seem like the Clintoon administration was that transperent.


43 posted on 02/16/2006 9:18:07 AM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: L98Fiero

If we are unpatriotic, which nation (or interntational cause) are we pledging our allegiance to?

I know there are some who support global socialism/communism. And some who support global Islamonazism.

Both ruling systems seek to topple our form of government. But what makes the Bush supporters unpatriotic (like these other groups)?


45 posted on 02/16/2006 9:18:30 AM PST by weegee (We are all Danes now.)
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To: rface

It's not the wheels of the Bush admoinistration that are coming off...its the marbles coming out of the moonbats ears...they are losing them all.


46 posted on 02/16/2006 9:18:38 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: admiralsn

Understood. The left really are losing their minds. Hence, my tagline. ;^)


47 posted on 02/16/2006 9:19:18 AM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: IGOTMINE
Ex-Cheney chief of staff and indicted perjurer I. Lewis Libby..."

Uh, shouldn't that be "indicted for perjury, but not yet convicted?"

What a BARF O RAMA!

Exactly. They actually say "perjurer" after "indicted" back-to-back. They most have morons as readers if they think that doesn't scream intellectual dishonesty.

You have to love the WH press corps meltdown triggering these psyco-pathologies from the locals. The crying of wolf is deafening.

48 posted on 02/16/2006 9:19:31 AM PST by 101st-Eagle (Hunt with VP Cheney=hurt. Drive w/ Kennedy=DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!)
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To: rface

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.

49 posted on 02/16/2006 9:20:54 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SunkenCiv
the their people
50 posted on 02/16/2006 9:21:09 AM PST by dervish ("And what are we becoming? The civilization of melted butter?")
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