The PervPublicans know they are in deep trouble, having been busted for lying and their shameful attempts to cover up Page Predator Gate. And so they are therefore in high attack mode, pathetically attempting, in a rather cartoon like fashion, to pin their insidious perv-hood, predisposition for pathological lying, beyond-the-pale-incompetence and corruption on our very own good ol' Billy Boy Clinton.
Me thinks this pitiable and wretched hail mary pass will not work.
The Grand old Party of Sin is headed straightaway on a one-way path to hellfire and damnation because their “base,” that is, the evangelical Christians that the GOP has exploited for pure political purposes, now knows the stunning and dark truth.
Recent news reports reveal that The Party of Sin has nothing but contempt and disgust for evangelical Christians.
Evangelical Christians, like all of average Jane and Jo America, have been used and abused by the Bush GOP.
Welcome to the planet of hurt, EC’s.
Please do not linger long in the self-pity or outraged mode.
No matter what one’s faith, race or economic circumstance is, all of us (except for perhaps 1%) would be far better served by any party than the GOP.
Write (type, click, dial and enter, etc) any name of your choosing if no candidate on the ballot pleases you. This is America, after all, the land of the free and home of the brave. LS
From Crooks and Liars.com via The Huffington Post.
According to Kuo, Karl Rove's office referred to evangelical leaders as 'the nuts.'
Kuo says, 'National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as 'ridiculous,' 'out of control,' and just plain 'goofy.' "
GOP CONTEMPT FOR THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT THAT PUT THEM IN POWER
A NOW NUKE LOADED AND READY TO UNLOAD NORTH KOREA
Bushies are trying to blame Clinton for their gross neglect and inattention to N. Korea’s lust for nukes.
Written by Mr. William Perry, Secretary of Defense 1994-1997 in the Washington Post.
President Bush, early in his first term, dubbed North Korea a member of the "axis of evil" and made disparaging remarks about Kim Jong Il. He said he would not tolerate a North Korean nuclear weapons program, but he set no bounds on North Korean actions.
The most important such limit would have been on reprocessing spent fuel from North Korea's reactor to make plutonium. The Clinton administration declared in 1994 that if North Korea reprocessed, it would be crossing a "red line," and it threatened military action if that line was crossed. The North Koreans responded to that pressure and began negotiations that led to the Agreed Framework. The Agreed Framework did not end North Korea's aspirations for nuclear weapons, but it did result in a major delay. For more than eight years, under the Agreed Framework, the spent fuel was kept in a storage pond under international supervision.
Then in 2002, the Bush administration discovered the existence of a covert program in uranium, evidently an attempt to evade the Agreed Framework. This program, while potentially serious, would have led to a bomb at a very slow rate, compared with the more mature plutonium program. Nevertheless, the administration unwisely stopped compliance with the Agreed Framework. In response the North Koreans sent the inspectors home and announced their intention to reprocess. The administration deplored the action but set no "red line." North Korea made the plutonium.
The administration also said early this summer that a North Korean test of long-range missiles was unacceptable. North Korea conducted a multiple-launch test of missiles on July 4. Most recently, the administration said a North Korean test of a nuclear bomb would be unacceptable. A week later North Korea conducted its first test.
It appears that the administration is deeply divided on how to deal with North Korea, with some favoring negotiation and others economic and political pressure to force a regime change. As a result, while the administration was willing to send a representative to the six-party talks organized by the Chinese in 2003, it had no apparent strategy for dealing with North Korea there or for providing leadership to the other parties. In the meantime, it increased economic pressure on Pyongyang. Certainly an argument can be made for such pressure, but it would be naive to think it could succeed without the support of the Chinese and South Korean governments, neither of which backs such action. North Korea, sensing the administration's paralysis, has moved ahead with an aggressive and dangerous nuclear program.
WAPO ON SEARCHING FOR A NORTH KOREA POLICY
PERV FOLEY PAGE SCANDAL IS NO OCTOBER SURPRISE DESPITE THE SCREECHING, RANTING AND RAVINGS FROM RUSH AND HIS "COLLEAGUES" WITH THE RIGHT WING SPIN MACHINES.
What are these dudes shooting into their veins to get by? "Rush" suggests a heroin junkie, doesn't it? I suppose the wing nuts must shoot or take something to be able to tell the tall tales and spin the make believe that they do, day in and day out. LS
From Harper's Magazine "REPUBLICANS WANT TO TURN OVER A NEW PAGE."
Leading Republicans, with the support of conservative media outlets, are charging that the Mark Foley scandal was a plot orchestrated by Democrats to damage the G.O.P.'s electoral prospects this November. According to the Washington Post, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert appeared on Rush Limbaugh's radio show and “agreed when the host said the Foley story was driven by Democrats ‘in some sort of cooperation with some in the media’ to suppress turnout of conservative voters” before the midterm elections.
Conservative talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt has said that Hastert had become the “target right now of the left-wing media machine,” and House Majority Leader John Boehner has charged that the release of the Foley documents so close to the elections “is concerning, at a minimum.” Meanwhile, accounts I've heard about the FBI's initial inquiries suggest the bureau is as interested in uncovering how the story came to public attention as it is in investigating Foley's actions.
The Republican leadership is lying when they claim that Democrats have engineered an “October Surprise”; there was never a plan to undermine the G.O.P. or to destroy Hastert personally, as the speaker has vaingloriously suggested. I know this with absolute certainty because Harper’s was offered the story almost five months ago and decided, after much debate, not to run it here on Washington Babylon.
"REPUBLICANS WANT TO TURN OVER A NEW PAGE BY HARPER'S MAGAZINE HERE
SEEMS THAT RUMMY HAS TWO FACES: THREE YEARS AGO HE SAT ON BOARD THAT SOLD NUCLEAR REACTORS TO N. KOREA.
Fancy that! Remember President Eisenhower's warnings about the industrial/military complex? Well, it seems that both Rummy and Cheney mightily profit from war, as the Bush family has always done. From my friend Ken in Cali. LS
The two faces of Rumsfeld
2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea
2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change
FROM THE U.K. GUARDIAN: "THE TWO FACES OF RUMSFELD"
FOLEY WANTED TO QUIT BUT ROVE AND WHITE HOUSE WOULD NOT LET HIM
Said his career as a lobbyist would be compromised if Foley quit Congress. The Rove gang forced Foley to serve for another two years to avoid possible Congressional hearings. From The New Republic via The Huffington Post.com LS
According to the source, Foley said he was being pressured by "the White House and Rove gang," who insisted that Foley run. If he didn't, Foley was told, it might impact his lobbying career.
"He said, 'The White House made it very clear I have to run,'" explains Foley's friend, adding that Foley told him that the White House promised that if Foley served for two more years it would "enhance his success" as a lobbyist. "I said, 'I thought you wanted out of this?' And he said, 'I do, but they're scared of losing the House and the thought of two years of Congressional hearings, so I have two more years of duty.'"
The White House declined a request for comment on the matter, but obviously the plan hasn't worked out quite as Rove hoped it would.
FOLEY WANTED OUT BUT ROVE SAID NO
BE A PATRIOT! VOTE! FIRE THE LOT OF THEM ON NOVEMBER 7. VOTE! LS
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