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The Audacity of the Democrats
American Thinker ^ | 6-7-08 | Rocco DiPippo - Commentary

Posted on 06/06/2008 11:09:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing


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June 07, 2008

The Audacity of the Democrats

By Rocco DiPippo

There was a pre-Lewinsky time, before moral relativism blurred America's vision, when associating with people like Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers would have automatically excluded someone from attaining the highest office in the land. Back then, anyone with well known connections to such America-averse personalities would have been rejected by a super-majority of the electorate during primary season and almost certainly blocked by the Democratic Party before they could have gotten to within a mile of the White House. But those days -- when patriotic, true liberals like Joe Lieberman were considered typical Democratic Party politicians -- are gone. Now politicians like Lieberman are banished to the Party's periphery and leftists, not liberals, like Denis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders, Jim McDermott, John Kerry, (who served in Vietnam), Jim McGovern, Patrick Leahy, Richard Durbin, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have replaced them.

Until recently in our history, a President Barack Obama would have been an impossibility. But given the political and ideological climate that exists today in America, the ascension of a leftist like Barack Obama into presidential politics makes perfect sense. Beliefs like domestic terrorist William Ayers's and racist, anti-US preacher Jeremiah Wright's are no longer met with utter scorn or a trip to behind the woodshed, but are embraced, promoted and defended by many Americans. Think MoveOn, International ANSWER, think hordes of young neo-communists and their indoctrinating, puppet-master Marx-spouting professors. Think Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, Noam Chomsky, Ward Churchill and his acolytes. Think NYU, Columbia, The New School and Harvard. Most importantly, ponder the makeup and direction of the Democratic Party leadership. Like Barack Obama and his radical friends, it is appallingly far Left.

Ideological descendants of Marx and Rousseau now lead the Democratic Party and they have turned it into a disloyal opposition to an increasingly accommodating GOP. They have molded the Party into a force working stridently and unashamedly against a Commander in Chief during wartime. They have made it a den of treachery devoted to American defeat in Iraq. They preside over an institution advised and influenced by moneyed, non-governmental groups and individuals with unquestionably anti-US agendas who help make the Party a pseudo-intellectual sinkhole filled with perverse, tried-and-failed ideas repulsive to the majority of Americans. Those ideas are shaped into agendas which are then forced on the public by an activist leftwing judiciary and by a major media and arts consortium shot through with utter disrespect, indeed contempt, for traditional American values, religions and institutions.

The Democratic Party has devolved into a club for the illegitimately aggrieved, the self-absorbed, the self-hating and the perpetually pissed-off. It is a sanctuary where solipsistic malcontents and their disjointed causes find refuge and support. It has long ceased being an earnest gathering of broad minds where man's timeless problems are examined against the backdrop of the Constitution and solutions to them proposed based on the actual realities of the human condition. It is now the political province of the intellectually deceased, where frightened, lock-step ideologues and other small men and women concoct and promote divisive, destructive, weird and cowardly policies developed within a not-so-quaint, quasi-Marxist stricture of gender, class and race.

So what does all of that have to do with the propulsion of Barack Obama to within a whisker of the Presidency? Everything. It could not have happened without the existence of a substantial, organized, internal anti-US Left and the approval and guidance of the Democratic leadership I describe. Obama is in step with that radical element and with that leadership. His views reflect their views, and he is now a central figure in the deceptive, destructive strategy to restore the Democrats to power, a strategy that has been in play since the US Supreme Court declared Albert Gore the loser of the 2000 presidential contest. "Don't call me a liberal," says Obama. In a precise, lawyerly sort of way he is being honest - he truly isn't a liberal, but he is a leftist.

At a glance, Obama's quick rise in the world of presidential politics is puzzling. His background, including his personal and political associations, is antithetical to the historical stature of the American presidency. It could also be said that given his non-traditional upbringing, his schooling in radical politics and his seeming preference for friends and mentors who view America disdainfully, he is antithetical to the traditional American Experience itself. Obama is young and he has less than one Senate term under his belt. Neither quality is particularly presidential. Questions of patriotism dog him, as do questions about his religious and ethnic heritage. Many of the people who tutored and supported him through his personal and political journeys from the backwaters of Indonesia to the main stage of US presidential politics are contemptuous of the US. Some of them publicly express outright hatred of the country Obama now seeks to lead.

So why is so controversial a candidate even in the running to be president?

Because he reflects his Party's leftist agenda, has unique, prodigious manipulative talents and equally impressive Hollywood attributes. These are  indispensable in closing out the dangerous, deliberate game the Democrats have been playing with America's security and its perceived stature in the world. It is a game that has been going on beneath our noses since the election of 2000. Its object is simple: the acquisition of power regardless of cost to the Nation. It is something the American people must be reminded of, made aware of, before they enter the voting booth in November.

A strategy of contention vs. the risk of irrelevance

The opening event setting the stage for Obama's ascension was the contentious 2000 election. When Bush was declared its winner, Democrats fumed that the election had been stolen by the Republicans. The promotion of that canard within leftwing and media circles and the personal quality of the resentment of Bush it provoked within the Democratic Party is important to mention, since a similar canard that morphed from it and became popularized --  "Bush Stole the Election," --  became the base justification for the future blizzard of untruths used to disparage the President. It also provided justification for the widespread disrespect and abuse President Bush endures to this day, disrespect that would be far more deserved if he had indeed illegally assumed power.

Less than a year after the 2000 election was finalized, September 11, 2001 arrived. In the baleful blink of a jihadist's eye, most of the issues that normally occupy the American polity in peaceful times were swept off the table. Issues that normally help Americans differentiate between the two major political parties and define those party's respective agendas -- health care, taxes, the environment, social programs and civil rights -- took a far-distant back seat to two far more pressing matters: Exacting justice for the 911 atrocities and protecting the homeland from additional attacks.

Since the American electorate historically views Republicans as being more competent and trustworthy than Democrats in matters of war and security, and since all other issues that Democrats could normally use to make political hay with had been blasted off the table by 911, the Party was facing the threat of irrelevance. There was another factor that did not bode well for the future political fortunes of the Democratic Party in the wake of the 911 attacks: George W. Bush had become an extraordinarily popular president.

Whatever patriotism was stoked within the hearts of Democratic Party leaders by that September Day of Infamy was likely tempered by an unsettling reality: If America stayed united behind George W. Bush and the Republicans during the coming military response to 911, the Democratic Party would be out of power for a long time.

As the wreckage of the Towers was being scoured for the remains of the murdered, the Democratic Party faced an extended stay in the political wilderness. It must have been an extraordinarily bitter pill to swallow, especially on the heels of its having lost the presidency by a tattered handful of contested votes. As things stood, Democrat prospects for winning it back anytime soon looked grim. Americans did not switch horses in the middle of a war -- unless they perceived a war to be headed towards defeat. This was especially true after the 911 attacks. The Democratic Party, with its conflict-averse, Vietnam-era mentality would be naturally unattractive to a war-time electorate seeking vengeance for the mass murder of its brothers and sisters. Pragmatically speaking, the only hope the Party had then, in terms of making inroads with post-911 American voters, rested on a single option: overlaying the US military response to 911 with a template  -- the rhetoric, look and feel of the Vietnam debacle of years earlier, portraying those directing and supporting the war and those fighting it on the ground, as corrupt, inept and malevolent.

As the Democrats weighed their narrow, post-911 political options and saw a grim future, at least a few of them might have considered Jimmy Carter's triumph on the heels of Vietnam and Watergate, and felt a flicker of hope.

A Vietnam strategy develops

Soon after 911, as America shifted into a wartime footing, leftists in academia and in the Legal Left began testing the waters of dissent by deconstructing Bush and the Republicans and blaming American foreign policy for the 911 attacks. Several professors at major Universities openly proclaimed their wishes to see America defeated and disgraced. One of them, Professor Nicholas DeGenova of Columbia University, announced to those attending a ‘peace' conference at the school shortly after the 911 attacks that he "wished for a million Mogadishus," a reference to the loss of 18 US serviceman during a mission to capture a warlord in Somalia in 1997.  DeGenova also said, "the only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military," and referred to patriotism as a form of white supremacism adding that "My rejection of U.S. nationalism is an appeal to liberate our own political imaginations such that we might usher in a radically different world in which we will not remain the prisoners of U.S. global domination." Since DeGenova is an American collecting an excellent salary at a prestigious American university, it is puzzling who he meant by "we."

When the Democratic Party joined the academic Left's undermining of the Administration's military response to 911, a lethargic Republican public relations machine and inarticulate President were no match for the polish and reach of the influential leftwing media assisting the Democrats. Within months of 911 the Party and its media assistants began manufacturing anti-Bush, antiwar propaganda with impunity. Prominent leftwing intellectuals spoke openly of America's culpability in the 911 disaster even as the Towers still smoldered and the Nation wept, sowing seeds of doubt and divisiveness amongst a population that had been traumatized and then unified by the terrorist attacks. The press began chipping, then hammering away at the Administration's war policies and its domestic policies regarding security. When the debate on whether or not to invade Iraq came, there was no doubt which side of the discussion the press -- and most of the Democrats -- would be on.

Predictably, the historically anti-US, European socialist Left closed ranks with the Democrats and the academic Left. It also fell in line with the neo-communist-organized antiwar movement in America that was taking shape. With the first wave of antiwar street protests, the Democratic Party's mission to reacquire power lurched into high gear. That mission would be accomplished at the risk of weakening America's security and at the expense of her standing in the world. 

Shortly after the US invaded Iraq, Party leaders and their friends in the media started kidney-punching America, pounding away at the wartime president, deriding his administrators and his policies, harping on and grossly magnifying each setback in Iraq.

On the home front, every Bush policy designed to protect America from further attacks was framed and presented by Democratic Party leaders and leftwing 527 groups as direct assaults on the US Constitution and as being destructive to the Bill of Rights. The press followed the Party's antagonistic lead, flooding the news with disproportionate coverage of subjects like Abu Ghraib, Haditha, US so-called torture and rendition; so-called domestic spying; the so-called rights of terrorists in Guantanamo; the so-called evils of the Patriot Act; the so-called lies of George W. Bush; the so-called warmongering of Dick Cheney and the so-called greed and evil of defense-related corporations like Halliburton.

The effect was to frame isolated incidents of US atrocities and other malfeasances that occur in any war as emblematic of the entire Iraq enterprise. A narrative of an administration hell-bent on imperialistic conquest, spying on Americans and shredding the Constitution concretized within most American and international newsrooms. And who can forget the endemic, Left-generated conflation of the Bush Administration with the Nazis and the invention and promotion of theories that Bush and Cheney planned and directed the attacks of 911 to advance a secret desire of turning America into a fascist state. Those theories were boosted by prominent leftists, including respected author Gore Vidal, who wrote a book promoting such a theory. The collective message of the anti-Bush noise machine was clear and diabolical: The President of the United States was a bigger threat to world peace than men like Osama Bin Laden were. Bush was more evil than Adolf Hitler.

The withering attacks on the Bush Administration took their toll. Bush was slowly becoming a pariah, even within his own political party. His approval ratings, burdened by the vicious attacks on his character and constant attacks on his war policies, sank like a stone.

By the 2004 election, the Democrats' strategy of throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Bush was poised to render results. But a lackluster campaign by a wooden candidate, John Kerry, and serious attacks on Kerry's credibility and patriotism by 250 decorated war veterans caused the Party's presidential effort to fail, but just barely.

In spite of that loss, or perhaps buoyed by the closeness of it, the Democrat assault on America's President and on America's war-time morale intensified as the 2006 congressional elections approached. Efforts to stabilize a post-Saddam Iraq were sputtering and support for Bush and Republican politicians sagged in direct proportion to every real, over-reported and media invented setback there.

It is common knowledge, supported by history, that war is fraught with uncertainties and surprises that cannot always be planned in advance for. It is the side in a conflict that best adapts and adjusts in response to those vagaries that usually wins. The slaughter of 5,000 US soldiers at Omaha beach in a single day during WWII was not trumpeted by the US media to America and to the world as evidence of imminent US defeat against the Nazis, nor did US politicians of that era cry for withdrawal from the larger battle when disasters like Omaha Beach and Corregidor happened. They did not publicize enemy successes during the vicious battles of Guadalcanal nor did they pronounce defeat whenever Americans suffered setbacks while fighting the fanatical Japanese. But throughout every phase of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts nearly every negative event, every disaster or perceived disaster, exploded across the front pages of the major US papers and was broadcast by Democrats from the halls of Congress as evidence of Bush's malevolence, stupidity or incompetence and as evidence of impending American defeat. Michael Yon, the Iraq conflict's Ernie Pyle, best sums up the result of that grinding media assault on the Iraq War and its American leaders:

"Enemy dominance of the media battle space translated quite directly into military setbacks. Terrorists from many countries swarmed into Iraq to be part of the victory they saw happening on the TV screens."

Deliberately or not, the Democratic Party and the leftwing media, with their endless criticisms of the Iraq conflict, and their endless public comparisons of that war to Vietnam, sent a direct message to the rag-tag army of ultra-violent terrorists in Iraq who were detonating car bombs in crowded marketplaces, beheading and mutilating civilians and killing American and Coalition soldiers: "Keep the violence up just a bit longer. We'll take care of wearing down America's will to win from within, just like during Vietnam."

Even violent, under-equipped sociopaths facing the most powerful military on earth know a gift horse when they see one, and react accordingly.

On the other hand, nearly every bit of positive war news was whispered in quiet sentences or totally ignored. Today, with the Iraq venture steadily closing in on success, the amount of news about Iraq has slowed to barely a drip. That is quite telling.

Under the deliberate, massive media barrage of negative news about the war and hampered by a lack of coherent strategy with which to counter it, Republican prospects for the retention of Congressional majorities in 2006 looked shaky at best. Then the Congressman Larry Craig sex scandal broke and the Republican majorities in the House and Senate were lost.

In less than five years, the Democratic Party had gone from being an increasingly irrelevant political minority to controlling both houses of Congress.

A Strategy Emboldened

Buoyed by the 2006 election success of their Vietnam-era strategy, Democrat leaders and other leftists began openly calling Iraq an ‘unjust' war, an "unwinnable" war and relying on the short memories of most Americans to hide the fact that many prominent Democrats had actually voted to authorize it. Jesse Macbeth, Jimmy Massey, Scott Beauchamp and other antiwar frauds who admitted faking tales of atrocities committed by US soldiers were praised by the press and the Democrats as heroic dissenters against the evil Bush war machine, their false tales of butchery and bloodlust spread far and wide. Widespread, positive coverage was given to antiwar, anti-American, pro-terrorist activists like Cindy Sheehan, who was sanctimoniously christened America's "Peace Mom" by leading Democrats and the leftwing media, while true American heroes, patriots like Paul R. Smith and Jason L. Dunham, both Medal of Honor winners, both killed in the act of protecting America from her enemies, received virtual media silence for their heroism and sacrifice and little public acknowledgment from Democrat politicians.

The press and the Democrats did however publicly acknowledge American soldiers when they were killed, when they spun tales of atrocities, when they groused or when they returned home and fell through the cracks. They wanted Americans to be ashamed of their soldiers, to be ashamed of the Commander-in-Chief, to be ashamed of America itself. They needed America on its knees -- disillusioned, angry at its leaders and their policies -- hopeless, sick of hearing about the war and demoralized because then, out of desperation, they would naturally look to Democratic politicians for relief.

The technique of creating discontent and "talking all things Bush down" paid big dividends for the Democrats in 2006. Devoid of credible ideas and solutions, they had nevertheless worked a strategy leading to the re-acquisition of at least some of the political power they had lost during their wilderness years after the Reagan Revolution. The 2006 election confirmed the effectiveness of their "destroy Bush" election strategy. And so the Democratic Party's attacks on Bush and the Republicans increased to a ferocious level, even as Iraq turned a corner towards security and political stability.

When to the Party's dismay the Bush troop surge took hold and the situation in Iraq began improving, the Democrats' defeatist rhetoric reached a desperate, farcical crescendo: "The war is lost," (even though objective measurements indicated that it was being won) crowed many Democrats, including prominent ones like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Edward Kennedy, John Kerry and Barack Obama. Prominent Democrat John Murtha publicly tried and convicted US Marines involved in the Haditha incident before those Marines even went to trial. "Bush lied us into war" became the catch-phrase of almost the entire Democratic Party leadership, even though before the war had commenced many of those same Democrats had access to the same information that the Bush Administration used to justify it.

Power at any cost indeed, even at the defeat and humiliation of one's own country.


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Now the 2008 election is upon us. Whether it is Iraq or Afghanistan, the economy or the overblown dangers of anthropogenic global warming, the Democratic Party and its media shills continue crafting and pounding home messages telling us that our national problems, real and imagined, are caused by Bush and the Republicans, They tell us that due to Bush and his policies, our nation is an evil one, our nation is hated by the world, our nation is fractured into pieces, our nation is murdering innocents, our nation is the world's biggest polluter, our nation is a den of racism, our nation is stingy, our citizens are impoverished, our economy has been destroyed. Collectively, this endless stream of buckshot propaganda adds up to a single, powerful and demoralizing statement: America has come apart at the seams - and George W. Bush and the Republicans are to blame for it.

Though the Democrats and their media shills are responsible for creating that illusion, Bush and the Republicans are to blame for generally ignoring or responding weakly to the Left's relentless assault on America's war-time morale. Instead of using the power of the White House pulpit to broadcast a steady, convincing message on the importance of presenting a unified national front in the face of totalitarian Islam, America is instead often treated to incongruous platitudes like, "Islam is a religion of peace." Instead of a forceful, direct calling-out of the Democratic Party, the State Department and CIA on their numerous subversions of Bush policies, those subversions are usually referred to by the White House as "disagreements."

Because of the Administration's seeming refusal to conduct investigations leading to the indictment of those leaking classified security information to the press, and thereby to the enemy, the Democrat-leftwing press consortium has been given implied consent to inundate America with torrents of articles and highly publicized tell-all books from former government officials, some revealing sensitive war-time information, most of them highly critical of America's Commander-in-Chief -- all published while American soldiers and civilians were, (and are), on the ground in combat areas, directly in harm's way.

With the exception of the Vietnam War, never before in America's history have such things happened while hostilities were ongoing. And what happened during Vietnam was tame in comparison. Worst of all, due to the subversive Democrat-media barrage, and crippled by its public relations ineptness, Bush and the Republicans could never quite convince the American people of a simple reality: that they are all in the fight of their lives against an implacable, dedicated, totalitarian death cult, one seeking nothing less than America's utter destruction, and that the fight demands focus and sacrifice from all Americans. Instead of rousing, convincing, patriotic speeches, the public was usually treated to lame utterances from Bush like, "Its hard work . . . we're working hard . . . we're making progress."

The end result of the inability of Bush and his PR team to own and promote the Big Ideas necessary to have focused America on the prize of victory in Iraq and on a greater victory over the worldwide forces of totalitarian Islam, is best summed up by three, short sentences written on a whiteboard in a US Marines barracks:

                                                         America is not at war.

                                                     The Marine Corp is at war.

                                                        America is at the mall.


                                                                      ***


It is no wonder the American electorate has slipped into a foul mood -- little wonder why it seems that its heart is not in the fight against the totalitarian theocrats who threaten it. For seven years Americans have been pounded with messages that their country and its leaders are unjust, warmongering, and evil and hated by all -- it deserves whatever evil it gets.

America now has serious doubts about itself. Its citizens have been pummeled with those terrible messages for so long now, that many of them believe them to be true. They are vulnerable to the Democratic Party's sudden mantra of Hope and Change and Progress. In a nutshell, here are the mechanics of the crude, hate-based initiative the Democratic Party and its media wing have forced on America since 2001:

1) Invent, inflate, and over-report bad war news. Tie all bad news to Bush and/or Republicans. At the same time, ignore or downplay good news as it relates to Bush, the Republicans or the war(s).

2) Create the illusion of widespread, honest dissent to Bush policies by giving plenty of airtime to leftwing groups and individuals historically antagonistic toward the projection of US, and only US, power. Fail to report the true agendas of those groups -- when covering antiwar, anti-Bush protests and events, make sure to meticulously portray antiwar marches as spontaneous gatherings of mainstream, mom and pop Americans.

3) Downplay, ignore and disparage American success wherever you find it.

4) Exalt in, sympathize with and mythologize America's enemies, vilify and deconstruct its protectors.

5) Downplay America's generosity and righteousness. Recast a mission that includes saving a nation from a murdering brute and his rapist, sociopath sons as a brutal occupation in the pursuit of American Empire.

6) Fill the Nation's airwaves, from sea to shining sea, with questionable and sometimes outright false tales of Bush-related misery, butchery, fraud and waste.

7) Foment as much national anxiety and hatred of the Republican leader as money and can buy. George Soros and other moneyed leftists will fund you. Give airtime and print coverage to leftist radicals and Democrats who call Bush a war criminal. Present those radicals and their crazy plans to try President Bush and Vice President Cheney for "war crimes" as worthy of consideration.     

8)  Provide coverage to leftwing intellectuals and scientists making anti-Bush statements. Present them as legitimate, non-partisan experts in their fields. Publicize their specious, politicized findings, present those findings as non-partisan, accurate and objective.

9) Present major news coverage of every antiwar protest you can find, whether it draws 100 people or 10,000 people, ignore all pro-US, pro-Iraq War, pro-troop rallies completely or portray their attendees as violence-prone, fringe-lunatic jingoists.

10) Blame a hurricane's aftermath on Bush. Give news coverage to racists and Democrat crackpots who say Bush and Cheney actually caused the hurricane and blew up levees to kill African Americans. Keep that Bush-hate buzz alive at all costs.

11) Give airtime and print coverage to groups and individuals accusing George W. Bush of having engineered and directed the 911 attacks. Remember, it is not the credibility of accusations that count in shaping public opinion now, but the seriousness and sheer volume of accusations that do.

12) To sow further strife, anxiety and confusion, continue stoking the fires of racial tension and class warfare.

13) Once the onslaught of lies, moral relativisms and crazy notions have created a self-sustaining, luciferous, widespread unhappiness and confusion, dangle a fat bait of silence and tranquility -- of Hope, Change and Progress -- crowning your deceptive achievement by hooking the same fish you made hungry.

That is the immoral, destructive strategy used by the Democratic Party, even as our soldier sons and daughters have been fighting and sometimes dying to protect us, in the years since 911 to recapture power it unjustly covets as its Divine right.

Now, a master psychological fisherman, Barack Obama, dangles a bait of salvation. As a highly experienced practitioner of Saul Alinsky's radical arts, he is perfect for the job. Those who know Obama well, like Mike Kruglik, who helped train him in Alinsky's methods would agree:

"He [Obama] was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation. . .  As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better."

It is truly audacious of the Democrats to entice us with their slick-tongued messiah, one who appears out of nowhere and graciously offers to scrape clean and sanitize the same plate of defeat he, his party and their assistants in the media served to America for nearly eight years in the middle of a war. Soon we will see if a majority of the American electorate accepts that offer, or if it rejects it, sending the Democratic Party back to confront the same irrelevance it risked the safety and security of our nation to avoid.

Rocco DiPippo, an American Thinker contributor, spent time in Iraq as a civilian contractor. He currently lives throughout the Middle East. Email him here.


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1 posted on 06/06/2008 11:09:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody; RedRover; GitmoSailor
I'm outta here y'all. :-)
2 posted on 06/06/2008 11:12:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Great article, thanks for posting SS...


3 posted on 06/06/2008 11:14:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: smoothsailing

Wonderful writing and right on the mark.


4 posted on 06/06/2008 11:29:50 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: smoothsailing

The author has summed up opinions rather eloquently. Saved me the trouble. Now I can just refer people to the link!


5 posted on 06/06/2008 11:36:36 PM PDT by karnage
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To: smoothsailing

That’s about right.


6 posted on 06/06/2008 11:38:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: smoothsailing

Outta be required high school reading...and should be read to those in high school who cannot read.


7 posted on 06/07/2008 12:16:05 AM PDT by givemELL
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To: smoothsailing

*Applause*


8 posted on 06/07/2008 12:21:57 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (DU: Standing athwart history yelling "$#@$# you mother$#@$#er!")
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To: smoothsailing

Good article... Obama sounds like Carter after Vietnam. But if this is so, it is almost like some grand conspiracy where Obama was chosen for his message of hope after the Democrats have made Americans feel totally worthless and hopeless with all the bad war coverage and anti-Bush diatribes. I could see this as a conspiracy, in part, because so many important and influential Democrats endorsed Obama. The Clintons were out of the loop. This was probably concocted by Ted Kennedy and Soros because so many fell in line with it, i.e., Kerry, Richardson, Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, Byrd, Moore, Carter, Edwards, etc. I can’t think of anybody Hillary got except Ellen Degenerate. So if this was concocted by the Left they are worse bastards than anyone could believe. And I still can understand Bush’s reticence as this article rightly points out... unless he is part of the conspiracy. But as Carter was weak on Iran so will Obama be weak on Iran... and he somehow knows this and is trying to act tough. History repeats and now nukes might be involved with Iran instead of hostages.


9 posted on 06/07/2008 12:35:56 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: smoothsailing
FTA: Deliberately or not, the Democratic Party and the leftwing media, with their endless criticisms of the Iraq conflict, and their endless public comparisons of that war to Vietnam, sent a direct message to the rag-tag army of ultra-violent terrorists in Iraq who were detonating car bombs in crowded marketplaces, beheading and mutilating civilians and killing American and Coalition soldiers: "Keep the violence up just a bit longer. We'll take care of wearing down America's will to win from within, just like during Vietnam."

Wow!

10 posted on 06/07/2008 1:00:27 AM PDT by Puzzleman ("All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: smoothsailing

This is perhaps the most important article that I’ve read (here or anywhere else) in a long, long time.

The author has laid out, in horrifying detail, the true depth of the treasons and degradation of the Democrat party to a degree and precision that I don’t think I’ve read anywhere (and I’ve read some good ones).

Examining the full depth and scope of betrayal by the Democrats, one can hardly even consider them to be an American party at all anymore. The evidence presented in that article should be enough to convict the Democrat party and all left-wingers for high treason against the US.

Of course, there’s no real way to charge, then try them all in a court of law. Only a revolution is capable of that.


11 posted on 06/07/2008 1:11:21 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: smoothsailing

Great article, and I pretty much agree with everything in it, from the treasonous, conspiratorial actions of the Dems for the last 8 years laid out in perfect detail, to Bush letting them walk all over him whenever they wanted, and his usual “mellow” responses to their lies, and his abject failure to defend himself, his party, or his nation, in the face of those lies.

The one thing I disagree with is the timeline. Communists have been trying to infiltrate and influence this nation for decades and decades.

Joe McCarthy was right, and was demonized by history for it.
The evil he fought so tenaciously is right on the doorstep of ultimate power, just waiting for enough useful idiots to open the door so we can all live in their stifling, commie hellhole that they’ve been working towards for 50-60 years.


12 posted on 06/07/2008 2:26:14 AM PDT by smedley64
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To: Windflier
Of course, there’s no real way to charge, then try them all in a court of law

You are correct.

As I've said many times, whenever or wherever the Left gets as much power as they already have in this country, it always comes down to Chile 1973 or Indonesia 1965.

13 posted on 06/07/2008 2:33:22 AM PDT by Jim Noble (May 17 was my Tenth Anniversary on FR)
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To: smoothsailing

Excellent overview of how the America-hating left has proceeded to trash our country and undermine our future over the past 7+ years. Much fault also lies with the Bush admin. and fellow Republicans for being so inept at recognizing and dealing with this domestic onslaught. We should not have to worry about such domestic enemies in the other political party while we are engaged in a war with jihadists around the world, but the fact is we DO. We have to have a GOP that performs far better than giving us these milquetoast Scott McClellan/Karen Hughes/Harriet Miers/Mike Brown type of “loyal” incompetents, because we are losing the propaganda war in the face of such an onslaught from the left in the MSM and Demagogic Party.


14 posted on 06/07/2008 2:37:48 AM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: smoothsailing
and leftists, MARXISTS! not liberals, like Denis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders, Jim McDermott, John Kerry, (who served in Vietnam), Jim McGovern, Patrick Leahy, Richard Durbin, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have replaced them.

There! Fixed that!

We MUST, MUST, MUST start calling the enemy what and who it is!! ( Yes, I am shouting, but America is asleep!)

Yesterday, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh's opening monologue. He went on, and on, and on about "liberals". I wanted to kick my computer! Not once did he point out that what drives every so-called modern liberal is MARXISM! What's the matter with Rush? Is he afraid that the Democrat Marxists will cry and whine and say that he is calling them names?

Yep! And "ditto" for the other two of the Three Stooges: Hannity and OReilly. Michael Savage is spot on about just exactly who the enemy ***really** is. Savage has been calling them Red Diaper Doper Babies for years!

15 posted on 06/07/2008 2:45:36 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Windflier

Examining the full depth and scope of betrayal by the Democrats, one can hardly even consider them to be an American party at all anymore.
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The 2000 election chad fight in Florida was the absolute last straw for me. I could never again consider a Democrat a friend. They are either too evil or too stupid to be my friend.


16 posted on 06/07/2008 2:50:33 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: smoothsailing

bookmark for later


17 posted on 06/07/2008 3:19:46 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (I should change my tagline to "Big Giant penguin on my Head")
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To: smoothsailing
Great Article.

The truly sad thing is this would not have happened except for the incompetence and cowardice of the GOP.

18 posted on 06/07/2008 4:06:02 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (When you discover rats in your house, you only have two options - fumigate or tolerate.)
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To: smoothsailing

What would the MSM do to o’bama if he were a GOP contender?


19 posted on 06/07/2008 4:06:37 AM PDT by Waco
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To: smoothsailing

I know you all aren’t forgetting his right-on dissing of the media and their involvement in this treachery.

I actually want to print out the article and tape it around my ball bat, then go “media-huntin’”. Head shots only.

If Obama rides this groundswell into the White House, can you realize just how sick this country will have become?

Do NOT re-read this article if firearms or sharp objects are at hand. (sarc, natch, but doesn’t the excellent article bum you out some? W didn’t leave us much room to stand and fight from.)


20 posted on 06/07/2008 4:12:33 AM PDT by Randy Papadoo
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To: smedley64

Very true this: Communists have been trying to infiltrate and influence this nation for decades and decades. Joe McCarthy was right, and was demonized by history for it.
Have you read Blacklisted by History by S. Evans?


21 posted on 06/07/2008 5:01:00 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: smoothsailing

Great overview. It has reminded me of why I’m so damn pissed off about all this mess!


22 posted on 06/07/2008 5:23:04 AM PDT by AndrewB
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To: wintertime

“the 2000 eletion chad fight in florida was the absolute last staw for me. i could never again consider a democrat a friend. they are either too evil or too stupid to be my friend.”

same here. they are becoming increasingly psychotic, not to mention the obnoxiousness that goes along with it.


23 posted on 06/07/2008 5:50:44 AM PDT by ripley
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To: smoothsailing
Just WOW! There is much to digest here.

This is the most thorough article I've read laying bare the methods and systematic plan of the communists and their useful idiots to destroy America and all she stands for.

The only group he left out of the analysis are the sycophants from the alleged "other side of the isle" and all those that support them.

24 posted on 06/07/2008 5:58:39 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: smoothsailing

Excellent article. Thanks.


25 posted on 06/07/2008 6:00:31 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: smoothsailing

Really good article. Thanks for posting it.

Conservatives need to start hammering home the message that:

GAS PRICES HAVE INCREASED 70% SINCE THE DEMOCRATS TOOK CONTROL OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE!!

Drill Now,Drill Here,Pay Less!


26 posted on 06/07/2008 6:04:38 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: wintertime
and leftists, MARXISTS! not liberals...
There! Fixed that!
We MUST, MUST, MUST start calling the enemy what and who it is!!

I agree with 100%, so let's do that, shall we?

and leftists, MARXISTS! COMMUNISTS! not liberals...
There! Now I fixed that!

Most of the dumbed down masses have no idea who or what Marx stood for. Check the dictionary definition of Marxist.

Now check out Marxism.
Not until the last word of the last entry is the word "communism" used.

27 posted on 06/07/2008 6:20:18 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Puzzleman
Deliberately or not, the Democratic Party and the leftwing media, with their endless criticisms of the Iraq conflict, and their endless public comparisons of that war to Vietnam, sent a direct message to the rag-tag army of ultra-violent terrorists in Iraq who were detonating car bombs in crowded marketplaces, beheading and mutilating civilians and killing American and Coalition soldiers:

"Keep the violence up just a bit longer. We'll take care of wearing down America's will to win from within, just like during Vietnam."

This is the sentence that lept out at me as well.
Of course it was deliberate!
For more than 2 years I have been saying that the "insurgency" was being directed from the floors of the US SINate and House of Reps in conjunction with the enemedia!

Unfortunately, it was not only the demonrats and the enemedia. No small number of republicans and alleged conservatives, right here on FR joined the choir. Heck, there is a ping list for Bush Bashers so they can all come together to spew every talking point of the DNC/RNC/Eemedia cabal to further the cause.

28 posted on 06/07/2008 6:32:31 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: smoothsailing

We’ve all watched these things unfold real time. Now it’s questionable whether history will one day distill truth from the grand fiction.

Thanks for the article. I think it should be reposted every couple of days or so to ensure every FReeper eventually reads it.


29 posted on 06/07/2008 7:36:49 AM PDT by fire and forget
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To: Just A Nobody
I agree with 100%, so let's do that, shall we?
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Very good point! From now on I will stop using the words Marxist and Marxism and begin using the words Communist and Communism.

You are absolutely correct. The poorly educated government schooled American people simply do not know who Marx was. Sadly too many under the age of 30 don't know the meaning of communism either. Of course the communists who completely control the curriculum engineered this ignorance by design.

The Big Three Stooges: Rush, Hannity, and OReilly could be doing so much to educate the American people about the communist philosophy that underlies all liberal behavior. They rarely do.

Rush's monologue yesterday nearly did it for me. I was shouting at my computer.

30 posted on 06/07/2008 7:54:53 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: aflaak; TXHubbard

ping


31 posted on 06/07/2008 8:22:00 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 (If you're not taking flak, you're not over the target.)
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To: smoothsailing; Tolik

Bravo! What an excellent piece. It’s both exhilirating and heartbreaking to see things laid out so clearly.

Tolik — fyi.


32 posted on 06/07/2008 8:48:59 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: smoothsailing
This is an outstanding article, Smooth. Thanks for posting and for the ping.

Its object [leftist agenda] is simple: the acquisition of power regardless of cost to the Nation.

The leftist agenda (simply another name for communist agenda, IMO) has been festering and building since the end of WWII. It's had setbacks but the RATS in the Dem party, the institutes of higher learning and the enemedia have sustained it and now they figure they've got the perfect man to put in the White House. I pray it doesn't happen.

33 posted on 06/07/2008 10:19:20 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: smoothsailing

“the audacity of the democrats”

correction: the descent into the psychotic socialism of the democrat party.

(imho)


34 posted on 06/07/2008 10:22:47 AM PDT by ripley
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To: smoothsailing; abigailsmybaby; ArmyTeach; Badeye; billmor; bmwcyle; brityank; ConorMacNessa; ...
This is an excellent piece and though Murtha is only mentioned in it he is one of the RATS that put the leftist agenda and his own political ambitions ahead of the security of our nation.

Murtha Watch Ping!

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Code Pinkos

To be added to the Murtha Watch ping list please notify myself or RedRover.

35 posted on 06/07/2008 10:24:00 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Blind Eye Jones

Obama is the 2nd Carter


36 posted on 06/07/2008 10:47:49 AM PDT by Kaslin (Because the DemocRats lied and abetted the enemy, thousands died)
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To: jazusamo; writer33

Thanks, Jaz, for pinging the list. It’s a good idea.

This article should be seen by as many folks as possible.


37 posted on 06/07/2008 11:01:19 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Absloutely...I don’t think I’ve seen it stated better by anyone but then most columnists are limited by the number of words in their columns and you’re most welcome.


38 posted on 06/07/2008 11:15:20 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: smoothsailing

Good stuff, smoothsailing. Thanks for the ping.


39 posted on 06/07/2008 11:25:24 AM PDT by writer33 (I'm Still Whining That Rush Limbaugh Isn't Doing Enough To Elect A Conservative)
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To: Kaslin
Obama is the 2nd Carter

Exactly and he will have the same problems with Iran as the first Carter had. After the Democrats bashed Bush and America's war effort they then offer Obama with his smiling, feel-good message of Hope. A perfect set up and conclusion to the war -- based on the blue print of the Vietnam war and Carter's subsequent role -- that will get them back in power. They sold America out: sold her a tarnished image of some unjust, superpower losing to some morally superior enemy who fights against American imperialism. America has to talk to the enemy just like Carter talking to Hamas. But my concern is why the administration does not attempt to counter this vicious campaign that has gone on for years? Where is their will? Do they see fighting back as unproductive? Surely not. They have a moral obligation -- owed to the soldiers fighting on other fronts -- to address the Democrats who have done everything to make America lose and, thereby, gain power. I really don't know why the administration does what it does. Yes, they have the MSM against them but they also have the bully pulpit. I just wish they would explain this part of their behavior because it makes no sense. They end up having Americans doubt themselves on terror, they give the next Republican candidate a harder time running for office, they give themselves low poll rating without so much as a fight.

40 posted on 06/07/2008 12:34:28 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: smoothsailing
There was a pre-Lewinsky time, before moral relativism blurred America's vision, when associating with people like Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers would have automatically excluded someone from attaining the highest office in the land. Back then, anyone with well known connections to such America-averse personalities would have been rejected by a super-majority of the electorate during primary season and almost certainly blocked by the Democratic Party before they could have gotten to within a mile of the White House. But those days -- when patriotic, true liberals like Joe Lieberman were considered typical Democratic Party politicians -- are gone. Now politicians like Lieberman are banished to the Party's periphery and leftists, not liberals, like Denis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders, Jim McDermott, John Kerry, (who served in Vietnam), Jim McGovern, Patrick Leahy, Richard Durbin, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have replaced them.

You'd have to go back a way before Lewinsky to find those times. Back to the Eighties to find a time when those connections could keep a candidate out of the White House, and back to the Seventies or so, to find a time when those left-liberals didn't dominate the Democratic side of Congress.

Hillary Clinton's connection to Bob Treuhaft didn't hurt her husband's campaign. Now, with Obama in the picture, she's almost seen as one of those "old school" Democrats people point at to show how much the party has changed.

41 posted on 06/07/2008 12:50:43 PM PDT by x
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To: jazusamo; RedRover; Just A Nobody
Murtha Watch
42 posted on 06/07/2008 1:12:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: FARS; Tolik

Ping


43 posted on 06/07/2008 1:25:21 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 (If you're not taking flak, you're not over the target.)
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To: smoothsailing; Just A Nobody; RedRover

Yikes! With the FBI and CIS issuing subpoenas to CRI and CT do you suppose it could be making Fat Jack a little nervous? I know if it was me I’d be danged nervous.

Hopefully when he goes to bed at night he’s giving some thought to those bars they have at federal prisons and the stripes that the turkeys breaking rocks wear. LOL!

Good for Clarice Feldman for noticing this even though WaPo had buried it and bringing it forth, she does good work.


44 posted on 06/07/2008 1:33:37 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: wintertime
Thanks! I'm glad you agree. Until WE the PEOPLE take back the language and frame the debate, we will get no where fast!

Of course I am in total agreement with your assessment of the talking heads. I grew weary of them months ago and finally silenced the last 2 I bothered to listen to last January.

45 posted on 06/07/2008 3:47:38 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo
Yeah for Clarice! Thanks for the ping.

Praying the old boy is sweating blood and we get him soon!
I still hope for the day we can get two turkeys with one shot!

46 posted on 06/07/2008 4:01:37 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: smoothsailing
The quote
"He [Obama] was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation. . . As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better."
comes from an article in The New Republic, The Agitator: Barack Obama's unlikely political education, by Ryan Lizza. It's an article well worth reading --- the author spoke a great deal with Senator Obama and others about his days as a "community organizer."
47 posted on 06/07/2008 4:05:57 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: Just A Nobody
As do I, Dear Lady. Not only would it be a good day for Pennsylvania, it would be a good day for our country.
48 posted on 06/07/2008 4:29:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Just A Nobody

Two turkeys with one shot would be more than good, Justa. :-)


49 posted on 06/07/2008 4:32:23 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: smoothsailing

bump


50 posted on 06/07/2008 4:42:13 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (By their false faith in Man as God, the left would destroy us. They call this faith change.)
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