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The article "Gonzales perjured himself AGAIN to Congress. Do the Dems care? Or have they no backbone?" at
http://www.americablog.com/2007/08/gonzales-perjured-himself-again-to.html
focuses the hatred on Democrats for crimes W has committed. What can they do?

The article states "So what does Judiciary Committee chair Senator Leahy plan to do about it? Hold more hearings? Ooh, scary. We have a criminal as the top law enforcement officer in the land and you people do nothing about it except hold hearings and issue press releases. He has lied to you. He has even lied to you when you asked him about his previous lies. Yet you do nothing. We have a word for people like you. It's "chump." You have the power of the purse. You have the power to defund Gonzales 100% if he doesn't step down. You have the power to defund the US attorney for DC if he won't file charges. You have the power to impeach Gonzales. But instead you hold hearings. When I worked for Ted Stevens, in the minority in the early 90s, with Clinton as president, we simply moved ahead with plans to cut the budget of a senior agency official who crossed our path. It worked wonders."

I'm not far from that, but sometimes I realize that never before has a GOP thuggish regime been as evil as W's. Look at what they did to Max Cleland. Kerry noted what they did to his pal and everywhere Kerry went you saw Max Cleland attacking GOP thugs for attacking Kerry with the idiotic, vile "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" hypocrisy. Who would have thought that attacking Kerry with one of his strengths-receiving medals for heroism in the Vietnam War, could have tied up Kerry for as long as it did. Belatedly defending himself became Kerry's main concern, not campaigning on his platform--consequentially Rove's propaganda campaign worked.

The article concludes "No Bush official should give the Democrats the time of day.
They should just lie, cheat and steal - break the law when they don't get their away, and tell the Dems to go to hell. Hell, it's what the Bushies are already doing, with impunity.
Everyone knows the Democrats won't do a damn thing anyway. So if they're going to act like chumps, why not play them like chumps? I really think the only way things are going to change in our country is for everyone and everything to hit rock bottom. The Republicans are going to have to destroy our country in order for Democrats to start defending it.
And the Democrats wonder why people label us the party of wimps?"

Dealing with Gonzales's role in the illegal NSA eavesdropping on US citizens specifically the article "The Hospital Visit, Revisited" at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/19/AR2007081901300.html
states "HOW MANY more times will Alberto R. Gonzales's credibility have to be shredded before his own sense of decency compels him to step down? If Mr. Gonzales were merely the victim of partisan sniping, the damage to his credibility wouldn't be as substantial, his effectiveness not as diminished -- and we wouldn't be calling for his ouster. But his word and his judgment have been questioned countless times by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and, perhaps more damning, by Republican appointees who worked with him in the Bush administration....Trying to take advantage of a hospitalized man is despicable. That the behavior was exhibited by the future attorney general in an effort to circumvent the chain of command to get approval for a surveillance program the administration's top lawyers had already said was unacceptable is nothing less than disgraceful."

When the man in charge of Justice in the US is a lying, filthy cur then how can you believe that anyone in the US will receive justice? The US is the place where all laws apply equally-that is before W got his chance to knock that tradition aside.


There is a fundamental difference in these scummy Texas members of W's contemptible team with GOP thugs of yesteryear. When Reagan was in charge Michael Deaver was a criminal and he was convicted of his crimes. He refused Reagan's pardon because he didn't want to damage Ronnie's stature. What happens now? Libby is convicted and gladly takes W's commutation. Why? Simple--there is no prestige remaining in the world's shining ray of hope. The man who would "return honor and dignity to the White House" for the GOP goons has accomplished the opposite. W is quite simply the worst, most un-ethical GOP thug ever-which is what Kerry mumbled into a microphone that he thought was turned off back in the 2004 campaign.

The article "The Man Behind the Magic" at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/19/AR2007081901144.html
states "Late in 1986, for example, after disclosures that Reagan had secretly approved arms sales to Iran and that national security aides had diverted some of the proceeds to the Nicaraguan contras, Reagan fired the mastermind of this diversion and the national security adviser who had known of it. He accepted the resignation of CIA Director William Casey. But Reagan refused to fire his chief of staff, Donald T. Regan, whom a board of inquiry would later say bore "primary responsibility for the chaos that descended upon the White House" after the Iran-contra disclosures. Deaver confronted the president, urging him to rid himself of Regan. They had the following exchange:
Reagan: "I'll be goddamned if I'll throw somebody else out to save my own ass."
Deaver: "It's not your ass I'm talking about. You stood up on the steps of the Capitol and took an oath to defend the Constitution and this office. You've got to think of the country first."

See these GOP sacrifice everybody before they give up the fool at the top, but "Deaver's wisdom -- and his decency -- were demonstrated in his refusal to accept a pardon from President Reagan for his transgressions. He thought a pardon might tarnish Reagan's image. That was something Deaver always protected, even at the cost of his own."

That isn't what is happening today because Libby, Rove, Cheney, will only sacrifice themselves up to a point as they know at his core W is purely evil, and incompetent-therefore not trustworthy. Rove is running away from subpoenas and who might get caught by his evasion? W might! There is no honor among these thieves and the GOP has tarnished the White House so badly in W's run that these con-artists can't expect any help from the crippled big bro 43, but the US Justice Department and the US Supreme court he has stacked might provide these dirtballs with leniency.

Rove was on "Meet the Press" demonizing another Clinton again-this time Hillary. David Gregory tried to get all manner of trash to stick on Rove, but Herr Karl is the master.

Gregory said "But you had a big role in shaping the Republican Party during the Bush years. And let's look at the, the plight of the GOP as it now stands and put a chart up on the screen. Back in 2000, 30 governors, now 22 governors; House members 223, now 202; senators down 55 to 49. Also a chart about public feelings about the Republican Party: Those who identify themselves as Republican back in 2001 at 41 percent, now 35; positive feelings, 57 in 2001, now 28; negative feelings, 22 percent back in 2001, now 49 percent. What's happened? ...All right, but if, but if we're comparing the state of the Republican Party today vs. when this president came into office, it's also has to do with the issues and whether there's a party advantage for Republicans or Democrats on the issues. Look at this from the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Issue after issue, advantage goes to Democrats: global warming; health care; gas prices; reducing the deficit, a conservative principle; education, where you had made strides with No Child Left Behind; and it goes on from there, controlling government spending; Iraq, the Democrats with a 15 point advantage; Immigration; ethics in government. Let me just continue."

Rove said "No, no. David, David, I accept all this"!

How can he be considered anything other than the profoundest loser.

Gregory stated "Do you think you owe Valerie Plame an apology?"

Rove replied "No."
Gregory "You do not?"

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As usual your piece is interesting. Hyperbole assi... by Andris on Tuesday, Aug 21, 2007 at 7:05:55 PM
You are correct about both being culpable in enabl... by Swami Bogananda on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007 at 5:06:10 AM
So long as WE allow the democrats to get away with... by Frank gr on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007 at 11:52:32 AM
When the man in charge of Justice in the US is a l... by Robert Chapman on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007 at 4:09:12 PM
You have headlines like the ones in this article a... by winston on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007 at 6:51:31 PM