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  •  Are we underestimating the Bushes again ? (none)
    On Blood Sport Hunter says :
    Unless you are deeply stupid, you can see where this is leading. There have now been about a dozen individuals arrested.. Both Judge Greer and Michael Schiavo are under police protection..

    You say
    The public is beginning to sense a whiff of extremism in the Republican leadership in the House and the Senate

    But what if violence against Michael isn't Jeb's ultimate goal ?
    What if this neocon is right and this is a constitutional battle between the Executive and the Legislative being waged right before our eyes, in a very biased truth-avoiding media ?"

    Who do you think it's going to win ?
    State rights and small governement GOPpies are protesting meekly and may throw a tantrum, but IMHO will come "back to the reservation" eventually. They are to giddy with power and to greedy for reform not to. Just like Pat Buchannan who spent 4 years screaming against Bush and campaigned for him at the last minute, most of them will throw away their libertarian principles at the altar of King George

    Most of the voters in my poll disagree, so maybe I should lay off the caffeine... What do you think ?

    Daily Kos :: Jeb "[It's] beyond my powers".. Is this GOP speech to say "Give me more power" ?: "

    In the future people will wonder why most didn't challenge Bush's excesses
    The truth? Complacency was easier

    by lawnorder on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 05:19:52 PM PST

    •  Good point (none)
      We should not get carried away with this right wing meltdown. We can celebrate that mercy prevailed over self-righteousness, but this is one small step in our mission to control the Religea Radicalus parasite.

      God, where is DDT when you need it.

    •  First Point to Observe-- (none)
      They're being stopped in their tracks, and they are not prepared for it.

      As in the Star Trek story, they start wandering around exlaiming "Karl--coordinate" waiting for the line to be reconnected. But the line is connected--there's simply no instructions coming. It takes a long time to innovate and triangulate a strategy and then focus-test the language.

      None of these Republicans has ever had to do it on the fly before.

      This in itself is an accomplishment. They're at least considering the possibility that they may have to lead instead of rule.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 07:43:31 PM PST

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    •  9/11 (4.00)
      trumps everything.  We saw that in the election.

      Every time there was a challenge to their power:  9/11 to the rescue.  It was like someone threw a switch in the national consciousness, and WHAM, everybody snapped to attention in a distinctly robotic manner.  And if pure rhetoric didn't work, they upped the terror alert level to "Freak Out Now."  That little strategy sucked the bounce right out of Kerry's convention numbers.

      No WMD?  9/11
      Saddam?  9/11
      Patriot Act?  9/11
      More money for Iraq?  9/11
      Social Security?  9/11 will be in there somewhere.

      Fear trumps everything.  Remember the bozos who wrapped their houses in plastic?  If they can't make 9/11 work, they'll engender fear of "activist judges" or "suppression of religious freedom."  And if none of that works, which I think it will, then you'll see a "terrorist" blowing himself up on 5th Avenue.

      Don't misunderestimate these guys.  They are the Goebbels of our time.

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