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August 19, 2005

Rubber-Stamp Republicans are Killing Our GIs

By Rob Kall

That’s the message the Democrats should be shouting, as they unify to demand Withdrawal From Iraq.


Cindy Sheehan’s vigil in Crawford has brought attention to George Bush and his war. But Let’s not forget it has been the rubber stamp of his extreme right wing, hawk republicans in control of the house and senate who have given him the power to keep the troops there and the power to hand out tens of billions to Halliburton.

It is time now for every damned middle of the road Democrat to get behind a hue and cry to get our troops out of Iraq right away. Leave the Republicans foundering, supporting their liar in chief, still claiming it was such a wonderful thing to take out toothless Saddam, just another wealthy Islamist feeding money to terrorists. There must be thousands of them… as though we should be attacking them all. .

Nows the time for Democrats to throw out the wimpy, weasel DLC Republican look-alines and to make it clear that supporting the DLC is the route to failure, including Hillary. We need to discover GREAT, HEROIC leaders now.

The coming months offer great opportunity. It is also a time to raise the issue of verifiable voting—that our troops have fought for freedom and we won’t let crooked voting machine companies who have been proven to break laws and lie control our vote counting.

It’s a pleasure to watch as the lock-step, lying right wingers get uglier and uglier in their attempts to use their media power to attack Mothers of soldiers killed in action. Their words are despicable, but the fact that they are so desperate and awful is beaming across the land and people who have been lulled asleep are waking up.

Now we need to help wake them up. We need to work with families who have lost GIs in Iraq and help them see that the best way to honor their sons and daughters is to bring their compatriots home, now that we know their brave sacrifices were for lies told by Bush and his supporters.

Submitters Bio:

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Rob Kall's Bottom Up Radio Show: Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

To learn more about Rob and OpEdNews.com, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article. For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 

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