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  •  Taking stock of the last 10 years of lies (0+ / 0-)

    Part of our government is above the law:  the presidency, and the "intelligence" "community;" and the intelligence community's immunity to accountability is even stronger than the presidency's.  Unlike the presidency, spooks are in-principle-unaccountable by means of elections.  

    Still, I admit that in certain very familiar cases, even the Presidency's accountability to elections can be mitigated, even if only partially--  consider that Bush was elected in '04 by a combination of right-wing propaganda and gay-baiting with an eye toward get the hillbillies out to the polls, and that he was appointed to the presidency in '02, in a historic nullification of the vote by an activist right-wing supreme court.

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