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Ballots Missing, Money Found - Seen Enough of the GOP?

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I'm fed up with the GOP.

Some here might recollect that I was an Independent my entire life until about 18 months ago when I announced I changed my official registration to Democrat.

I cannot foresee ever voting for another Republican for federal office. Their mandate was used to ignore, taunt, threaten and manipulate the Loyal Opposition and I will never give those bigots, hypocrites and sexual deviates another vote. I’ll not give men like Karl Rove any more chances to subvert our laws and elections.

It may be difficult for some to understand this: but what Rove and Company have done, in my opinion, was a deeper attack upon America than al Qaeda accomplished at the World Trade Center. Actually the attack was symbiotic, in hindsight. Osama Bin Laden doing business as al Qaeda and the Bush cabal almost equally desired the dumping of our treasury and surplus into a major invasion of a sovereign nation and all-out war.

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The Bush reaction to September 11 was very predictable.


Like I've said, I grew up in a political family. We moved to D.C. when I was young. I know more than most about the inner workings of that town. The things I know would make most sick and amaze others. Maybe we've reached an age where nothing would surprise us. I resided there 21 years, except for the vacation months spent back in my native state or overseas.

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Three clues for everyone to think about:

1.) Does it strike anyone why no GOP-appointed Justices tendered resignation during Bush's first term of office?

2.) While people drone on about the war on a daily basis, has anyone noticed the more than 50 congressional bills that passed, changing the rights of small businessmen and workers? Some of these bills pertain to bankruptcy, others to obligatory filing of more personal information to the IRS beginning in 2008. Still others almost totally deregulate the media, allowing mass multi-ownership in single markets, while giving stiff fining powers to the FCC, for the so-called “offenders,” who are not cooperative. (These laws ONLY help media and government become closer, while hurting the other 302.75 million.)

3.) Not to mention the subversion of Habeas Corpus - which has always been allowable under the Constitution, but rarely used as it has been by these crooks. And a systematically controlled series of acts covertly joining No Child Left Behind-testing to the reduction of federal funds for high schools in conjunction with cuts in Pell Grants for colleges forcing more minorities into joining the military.

4.) People chatter about earmarks. About how corporations are running the nation, which is true. Even agencies like the FDA are so deregulated that any new medication is like copping dope on Sunset Boulevard. People analyze the politic need for campaign money. It sounds sensible, it’s based it truth - but it is sophomoric and idiotic.

Under the current intentionally crafted system, politicians need R.J. Reynolds and Exxon to give them "campaign" money. They could pass reform (for the third time in 12 years) allowing free campaigns: with no franking; equal and free access to radio and TV; $100 maximum contributions from any sources, etcetera.

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Think Abscam. Think soft. The corporate/lobbyist money you see amounts to next-to-nothing as a percentage of pay-for-play. The reality is before you. Many just don't want or can’t fathom the facts to believe and understand how ubiquitous and prolific soft money has become. Think about money in the freezer. Think about the crooked congressman in San Diego. Think about Tom DeLay and those whom he associates.

I’d like to think the GOP is the worst offender - and they are by far - but this disease crosses party lines. Remember recently when Senators Stevens (R)and Byrd (D) joined forces to keep expenditures and earmarks off the Internet and remaining indefinately in the shadows of darkness. At least until those two retire or die.

For those who are totally lost, maybe there is no way to spell it out to everybody in a few paragraphs.

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