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Dems Cave--Is There Any More Proof Needed for the Falseness of the L/R Paradigm?

 
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Dems Make Excuses for Neoliberal Pelosi Sell Out
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I remain flabbergasted over folks, and there appears to be no shortage of them, who believe there is a difference between Democrats and Republicans, who declare the Democrat party to be the anti-war party—or incipient anti-war party, provided the right degree of activism and populist wizardry turning the conscience of the Democrat leadership and thus Congress—no matter the Iraq occupation is still in motion even though the Democrats regained control of Congress more than six months ago.

“Having won the leadership of both houses of Congress in the 2006 congressional elections thanks to a groundswell of antiwar sentiment, the Democratic Party leadership has now provided all the money and more that President Bush requested for the continuation and escalation of a criminal war, and it has done so under terms dictated by the White House,” writes Bill Van Auken. “In the six months since the November elections, the Democrats have sought to placate and deceive the voters who handed them the reins of power in the House and Senate by posturing as opponents of the war, while at the same time pledging to ’support the troops’ by funding that war and continuing to support the geo-strategic goals that underlay the March 2003 invasion in the first place.”

I’d say these blinkered voters were chumped outright. Indeed, a few “patriots,” urging your humble blogger to vote Democrat last November on the absurd hope the Democrats might actually impeach Bush, followed this obviously flawed line of reasoning with pollyannaish hope against hard-bitten political reality. It was as if the stolen election of 2004 had disappeared into the vapors, right behind the stolen election of 2000.

As for the libs, they wasted no time falling all over themselves in an effort to excuse Senate majority leader Pelosi, who sold the taken for granted anti-war faction of the Democrat party down the proverbial river. “It would appear that the current issue of the Nation, dated June 11, went to press after the Democratic leadership in Congress had formalized its abject surrender to the White House—accepting a war-funding measure without even the pretense of a timetable for withdrawing US troops from Iraq—but before the actual votes in the House and Senate to approve the legislation,” Van Auken continues.

The thrust of this statement is an argument that “disunity” and “defections” by a relative handful of right-wing Democrats have undermined the valiant efforts of the party’s leadership in the House and Senate to legislate a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

Thus, the magazine’s readers are told, the likes of Michigan Democratic Senator Carl Levin, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Congressman Steny Hoyer, the Democrats’ House majority leader, have “prevented House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Harry Reid from forcing a timeline on the Administration.”

“The Democratic majority in Congress is so razor-thin that in late May it finally gave up the attempt to pass a funding bill establishing a timeline for withdrawal,” the editorial explains.

The magazine’s editors write as if they were part of a public relations firm hired to massage the images of Pelosi and Reid.

“At least Pelosi and Reid are voting right,” the editorial declares. It cites the House speaker’s and Senate majority leader’s votes on a pair of resolutions that were doomed to defeat from the outset, both calling for a cut in funding for “combat troops” in Iraq.

Here, the timing of the Nation’s editorial served to underscore the fraudulence of its entire thesis. The supposedly principled opponent of war Harry Reid joined 37 other Democrats in the Senate in voting for the war-funding bill. Only 10 Democrats voted against.

As for Pelosi, while personally voting against the measure in the House, she carefully packaged the legislation to ensure its passage by a nearly unanimous Republican minority and 86 Democrats. This was accomplished by means of an adroit parliamentary maneuver, which split a domestic funding portion of the legislation—opposed by some Republicans—from its war spending core, thus assuring that the latter received a solid majority. More importantly, 216 Democrats voted in favor of this procedure—with only seven voting “no”—making the approval of the war spending inevitable.

Of course the war spending was inevitable, as the majority of Democrats are essentially no different than a snake oil salesman who will say anything to gain the trust of the easily blinkered. Pelosi and crew have no intention of ending the occupation of Iraq and less intention of impeaching the Commander Guy and his neocon handlers.

“The US political and economic system, ruled by consensus, is deeply criminalized. It thrives on war and oppression. It is an elite racket, sustained by resource conquest, collusion, fraud, lies, cover-up, and the indoctrination and manipulation of minds. ‘The people’, whose votes never count, are viewed with contempt,” writes Larry Chin.

The Republicans and Democrats are factions of the same criminal New World Order, funded by the same criminal interests, beholden to the same think tanks, foundations, corporations and military-intelligence-industrial interests, following the same geopolitical script, written by bipartisan consensus.

Given this reality, it is no surprise that the Democratic leadership has kept its promise to keep the impeachment of Bush and Cheney “off the table” and reach “across the aisle”. Consensus interests are at stake.

The vast majority of the Democrats, particularly the corrupt Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), want the war and bloodshed to continue.

The vast majority of Democrats are, and have always been, enthusiastic and willing partners in the “war on terrorism” and are co-architects of an ever-expanding “homeland security” apparatus.

The vast majority of Democrats do not oppose the war in the Middle East. They support its expansion and the deepening of the occupation, as long as it is “managed” properly, and under the control of a US-led international consensus.

In addition to selling out anti-war Democrats, Pelosi and crew have sold out the American worker. “Besides ending the Iraq war, the top priority of American voters in November 2006 was fair trade. A Gallup Poll showed that the economy, health care, fuel prices and the energy crisis were the top priority of 47 percent of Democrats (after 61 percent demanding an end of the Iraq debacle), and 42 percent of independent voters shared the same concerns. In the same poll, the immigration issue was in single digits for Democrats and independents,” writes Tom Hayden.

Nevertheless, on May 10 Pelosi, White House officials and pro-corporate Democrats announced a surprise “bipartisan” agreement on trade, without revealing any details.

As the package is rushed to a vote, it appears to be a “freshened” version of NAFTA (the phrase is that of Mickey Kantor, trade czar under President Bill Clinton). This would fall far short of what the voters expected and most Democratic elected officials promised last fall. Pelosi faces strong opposition from most members of her caucus, labor leaders and environmental activists.

She will be promoting the common agendas of Wall Street, Hollywood and the “new Democrats” led by Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek. Like the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, this trade bill will probably pass with a minority of Democrats lending votes to the Republicans.

Back in November, besieged with emails imploring your humble blogger to at minimum urge Americans to vote for Democrats, in order to grease the skids to get rid of Bush and the neocons, I responded by declaring my long held belief there is absolutely no difference between Democrats and Republicans—a vote for either side is a vote for tyranny and feudalism—a fact left out in the open for all to see. Now we have Nancy Pelosi pedaling a “freshened” version of NAFTA, that is to say a brand of neoliberal globalism that will eventually turn the planet into a slave labor gulag based on the Chinese “economic miracle” (or a miracle for loan sharks and financial sector swindlers).

Finally, I implore the street level Democrat to read Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton’s mentor, who wrote: “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

Naturally, come 2008, the blinkered masses will once again be allowed to “throw the rascals out,” a Democrat will be “elected,” and the Nation magazine and its sanctimonious gaggle of libs will go around tooting their little partisan horns—horns passed out by Katrina vanden Heuvel who is, when not cozying up to Chris Matthews and MSNBC, sitting on the board the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI), a foundation connected to the election throwing National Endowment for Democracy through FERI Director Brademas (see Bob Feldman, The Nation’s NED Connection).

Some of us will urge people not to vote, except on local issues of importance.

For your humble blogger, the idea of participating in the act of turning the planet into a slave labor gulag and hellish war zone is really too much to stomach.
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Fantastic article.

Thanks for posting it.
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lmao

What fools they were to buy into the Neo-Socialist's El-Torre-Poo-Poo promises & pre-election posturing.....

They'll never learn.....

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zombies "MUST VOTE DEMOCRAT. THE ANTI-WAR GROUP OF POLITICIANS. AND BRAINS - NEED BRAINS."


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Instituting NWO:

Repukes: Keeping Military Industrial Complex and Corptocracy going

Democraps: Open Borders, Gun Control

The Perfect Storm of L/R False Paradigm
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these Third Way left globalists work hand in glove with the Communitarian right (bushes) globalists
their goal is to force the USA to submit to a global govt.
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Instituting NWO:

Repukes: Keeping Military Industrial Complex and Corptocracy going

Democraps: Open Borders, Gun Control

The Perfect Storm of L/R False Paradigm
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bumpwake up people!!!!!!!!!
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Can't we just vote "None of the above" the next election, and then ban those people from running again for 8 years. That would help clean some of the shit out of Washington assumeing the vote was actually counted.
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Can't we just vote "None of the above" the next election, and then ban those people from running again for 8 years. That would help clean some of the shit out of Washington assumeing the vote was actually counted.
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[link to www.dailykos.com]

"Good Riddance Attention Whore"
by CindySheehan
Mon May 28, 2007 at 09:57:01 AM PDT
I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such "liberal blogs" as the Democratic Underground. Being called an "attention whore" and being told "good riddance" are some of the more milder rebukes.

CindySheehan's diary :: ::

I have come to some heartbreaking conclusions this Memorial Day Morning. These are not spur of the moment reflections, but things I have been meditating on for about a year now. The conclusions that I have slowly and very reluctantly come to are very heartbreaking to me.

The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a "tool" of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and my message. How could a woman have an original thought, or be working outside of our "two-party" system?

However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the "left" started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of "right or left", but "right and wrong."

I am deemed a radical because I believe that partisan politics should be left to the wayside when hundreds of thousands of people are dying for a war based on lies that is supported by Democrats and Republican alike. It amazes me that people who are sharp on the issues and can zero in like a laser beam on lies, misrepresentations, and political expediency when it comes to one party refuse to recognize it in their own party. Blind party loyalty is dangerous whatever side it occurs on. People of the world look on us Americans as jokes because we allow our political leaders so much murderous latitude and if we don’t find alternatives to this corrupt "two" party system our Representative Republic will die and be replaced with what we are rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland. I am demonized because I don’t see party affiliation or nationality when I look at a person, I see that person’s heart. If someone looks, dresses, acts, talks and votes like a Republican, then why do they deserve support just because he/she calls him/herself a Democrat?

I have also reached the conclusion that if I am doing what I am doing because I am an "attention whore" then I really need to be committed. I have invested everything I have into trying to bring peace with justice to a country that wants neither. If an individual wants both, then normally he/she is not willing to do more than walk in a protest march or sit behind his/her computer criticizing others. I have spent every available cent I got from the money a "grateful" country gave me when they killed my son and every penny that I have received in speaking or book fees since then. I have sacrificed a 29 year marriage and have traveled for extended periods of time away from Casey’s brother and sisters and my health has suffered and my hospital bills from last summer (when I almost died) are in collection because I have used all my energy trying to stop this country from slaughtering innocent human beings. I have been called every despicable name that small minds can think of and have had my life threatened many times.

The most devastating conclusion that I reached this morning, however, was that Casey did indeed die for nothing. His precious lifeblood drained out in a country far away from his family who loves him, killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think. I have tried every since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful. Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives. It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most.

I have also tried to work within a peace movement that often puts personal egos above peace and human life. This group won’t work with that group; he won’t attend an event if she is going to be there; and why does Cindy Sheehan get all the attention anyway? It is hard to work for peace when the very movement that is named after it has so many divisions.

Our brave young men and women in Iraq have been abandoned there indefinitely by their cowardly leaders who move them around like pawns on a chessboard of destruction and the people of Iraq have been doomed to death and fates worse than death by people worried more about elections than people. However, in five, ten, or fifteen years, our troops will come limping home in another abject defeat and ten or twenty years from then, our children’s children will be seeing their loved ones die for no reason, because their grandparents also bought into this corrupt system. George Bush will never be impeached because if the Democrats dig too deeply, they may unearth a few skeletons in their own graves and the system will perpetuate itself in perpetuity.

I am going to take whatever I have left and go home. I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost. I will try to maintain and nurture some very positive relationships that I have found in the journey that I was forced into when Casey died and try to repair some of the ones that have fallen apart since I began this single-minded crusade to try and change a paradigm that is now, I am afraid, carved in immovable, unbendable and rigidly mendacious marble.

Camp Casey has served its purpose. It’s for sale. Anyone want to buy five beautiful acres in Crawford , Texas ? I will consider any reasonable offer. I hear George Bush will be moving out soon, too...which makes the property even more valuable.

This is my resignation letter as the "face" of the American anti-war movement. This is not my "Checkers" moment, because I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system. This system forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the rest of my resources.

Good-bye America ...you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless you want it.

It’s up to you now.
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“Having won the leadership of both houses of Congress in the 2006 congressional elections thanks to a groundswell of antiwar sentiment, the Democratic Party leadership has now provided all the money and more that President Bush requested for the continuation and escalation of a criminal war, and it has done so under terms dictated by the White House,” writes Bill Van Auken. “In the six months since the November elections, the Democrats have sought to placate and deceive the voters who handed them the reins of power in the House and Senate by posturing as opponents of the war, while at the same time pledging to ’support the troops’ by funding that war and continuing to support the geo-strategic goals that underlay the March 2003 invasion in the first place.”
that sez it all.
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What a strange time for us all. Here I am a stunch conservative so pissed at the Republican party I could spit. That amnesty bill is a cop out by both sides of the isle. I listen to talk radio alot. At night its mostly liberal talk shows, even on the liberal shows people are calling in pissed about giving anywhere from 12 to 40 million people amnesty. The right the left are close to coming together regarding the border issue.

All this time we have been to Afghanistan, Iraq fighting a war on terror yet the hertitage foundation estimates out of the 60K who have drifted north from Mexico 5700 were
"people of interest" . Since 911 why hasn't one of the biggest efforts in the war on terror been to close that southern border off!

Now we are asked to asborb this mass of millions. Why? Because the bastards in DC both partys want the hispanic vote!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats all they care about is the welfare of their political future or their partys future. I think its time all of them who vote for this bill need to be recalled!!!

Every American family will pay 21,000K for the illegals to become legal. Its not just those who came across the border but the amnesty also will be granted to their familys still in MEXICO!
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immigration is one of about twenty issues real Americans have in front of them. vote Ron Paul in 2008.
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"Why? Because the bastards in DC both partys want the hispanic vote!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats all they care about is the welfare of their political future or their partys future."

It's this and also the bigger picture of cheap labor for corporations and ultimately creating a more pliable electorate that is used to living under a tyrannical gov't . . . .
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"Senate majority leader Pelosi"

WTF ???
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WTF indeed.






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