Thursday, October 05, 2006

"Why Progressives Need to Drop the Foley Outcry"

Donna Marsh O'Connor on The Smirking Chimp:

Progressive Democrats know that all America is clear on this--Clinton's behavior, bad as Americans may have deemed it, is no where near as counter to family values as Foley's. If this issue brings down the Republican house, let it. Let it play it's course. But it in no way should be a talking point of the Democratic party and its constituents and leaders now. Because with all the Republicans have done, with all the death on their hands, from wars, from negligence, with all of the attacks on the middle-class economy and way of life, it is clear the vote will go our way and long as

1) we don't blow it and

2) they don't steal it.

I lost my daughter on 9/11/2001. She worked in Tower II of the World Trade Center. (I am so tired of telling this in all of its contexts, but it is key.) She was found whole and intact, not crushed, she had not fallen. She was four months pregnant and five minutes late to the rest of our lives and those five minutes were on George Bush's watch. Because he walked into that school instead of taking command and ordering an evacuation of Tower II.

I am a mother. The Republicans say they are for family values--what about my family? Does anyone care about my family?

I am asking all progressive Democrats to stay focused, to stay on task.

Mark Foley cannot be a distraction. Let the Republicans take him down. Let them deal with Hastert and let the American people judge them by their hypocrisy. Instead of Democrats demanding Hastert account for covering up Foley's crimes, how about they ask for answers to the real cover up? How about insisting they answer for 9/11?

We need to remember that Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, all of them need to go before more people die.

My daughter was not warned of the danger.

But we know the danger very well.

1 comment:

Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Howie and all,

If they're going to go around attacking others for not living up to their professed values, it's a damn good idea to be truthful and actually walk the walk. Logs and motes in the eye, glass houses, kettle's and pots, and what goes around comes around, et al. Karma's a bitch when She finally decides enough is enough! This wouldn't have been so bad on Republicans if they hadn't been such arrogant hypocrites in order to corner the so-called values voters! Now the Two Candlesticks and Two Witnesses (Truth and Justice) are breathing fire and raining hailstones!

Christian Political Leadership, Hypocrisy, Duplicity, and Purposeful Evil

The current scandal involving Congressman Foley is merely the latest in an amazingly long list of blatant deception and duplicity by Republicans and the Christian Right in recent years. While bedeviling us all with their holier-than-thou pretenses, they consistently support and/or perform blatant greed and abominable evil. Never forget the extent of their arrogance over the last two decades and especially the last 6 years. It is beyond amazing that Christians continue to blindly support such obviously blatant scoundrels, even as they are repeatedly exposed going against the most basic of human values. The level of hypocrisy and duplicity boggles the mind. There is no longer any doubt, whatsoever, that Christianity is little more than a purposeful deception used by political and religious leaders to dupe, manipulate, and coerce entire populations into giving them wealth and power, which they always use for greed, injustice, and abominable evils.

The actions of Foley and those who covered up for him directly parallel the actions of scores of priests that have raped innocent children, preyed upon others for centuries, and had their actions hidden and abetted by the Vatican. Now, in eerie repetition of Vatican history, we have a power hungry Christian Emperor (GW) working closely with the Vatican and Judeo-Christian aristocrats to lead crusades in the so-called Holy Land. Furthermore, to leave little doubt about the reality of this assessment, the USA, as the new Holy Roman Empire, is about to legalize the torture it has perpetrated in recent years while steadily reversing many of the democratic and civil freedoms that people gained when the Vatican and royalty lost control of their European empire at the turn of the nineteenth century. Now we see them following the same old path of evil as they strive to cement the status of the USA as the latest proxy Vatican empire. Make no mistake about it, the new dark ages are looming on the horizon unless we do something proactive to prevent it.

Remember that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it!

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