Subject: Why is the GOP behind?
People have different opinions as to why Republicans are trailing in the polls this election season. Some say it's because of the Foley scandal. That's because Evangelicals took credit for electing Republicans they are now taking the blame for what the Republicans did. Putting a gay congressman in charge of the exploited children caucus who is trying to exploit children isn't what Evangelicals want on their list of political accomplishments.
However others think it's not just the Foley cover up that is sinking the GOP. Every day hundreds of new bodies are discovered in Iraq and more of our soldiers come home in a box from a war that has made America weaker and headed for defeat. Others think it's fiscal conservatives who see America going from a surplus from the Clinton years to a national debt on track to top 10 trillion dollars before the end of the Bush presidency. Libertarians and small government conservatives have a problem with the government tapping our phones without a warrant and the idea that we have to give up being free to be free. Many Jews are uncomfortable with the legalization of secret torture camps which cause them to wonder if this is a step to the return to Nazi style Concentration Camps.
Then there's the general population that are just tired of Bush's bad judgment. He ignored the warnings before 9-11. Then there was "Mission Accomplished" and "Bring 'em on!", Hurricane Katrina, gas prices are double even with the temporary election season price dip. Republicans have managed to offend everyone except the super rich who still get a huge tax cut even though we are supposedly fighting 2 wars. So even though the Foley scandal is huge for Republicans, it's just the latest scandal in a long record of failure after failure. America is just tired of heading in the wrong direction.
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San Bruno, CA.
Subject: Diebold and election
I'm afraid I have to agree with Barbara of Montana ... and Kevin of LA ... It won't matter one little whit ... how much the polls say the Dems are ahead in any number of races ... If KKKarl has HIS Diebold machines in place ... Does "anyone" know for sure just how many states will be using these machines ... and if so ...WHY??????
Just asking ...
Subject: Even Once?
Re: McCain dissing Hillary -- in the eight years Clinton was president, did John McCain even once speak out against Clinton's policy regarding North Korea? We sure can't recall any such time! Come to think of it, wouldn't it be funny if McCain is on record saying something good about Clinton's policy in Iraq? :):) Someone should look back in the archives:):) Seems McCain likes to play politics, saying what he thinks he needs to say to win. :):):)
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Waiting for South Korean To Take Over
The Cheney/Bush mis-administration is just waiting for Ban Ki-moon from South Korea to assume the mantle from Kofi Annan so they can ram through their objectives just like they did on Sept. 29 with the Military Dictatorship, oops, I mean Commission Act of 2006 in what used to be our own Congress, but that is now just a shadow of its former self. South Korea has been in the hands of the elder Bush and the Carlyle Group for years. I think the Export/Import Bank has ties with them there as well. They hate to wait that long to declare war on either Iran or North Korea, but they will ramp up enough before the election so they will get that mindless wrap-yourself-in-the-flag vote that always seems to come when troops are deployed or committed, so they can wait this one out. Look for them to use any device possible to deny the vote, oh and to get Republicans to vote absentee where many times they can just not count certain votes or in some cases double count them, which was done in Ohio in 2004.
If they try to convince us that all these polls for all these months were "just wrong" we MUST TAKE TO THE STREETS!!! The heck with your job, your bills, your fear of losing everything ... cuz that's what's gonna happen to us if we DON'T tell them this time NO MORE! Refuse to deny the obvious folks.
Peace and a fact-based world again,
North Kingstown, RI
Subject: Nothing You Haven't Already Heard, But ...
… nevertheless, it is interesting to see it aired on American television -- even if it is on the left-wing radical PBS ["Frontline"].
This documentary discusses the way that the FBI anti-terrorism division is keeping America safe by uncovering major "home-grown" terrorist threats that they inflate in scale to make it look like they are doing their job and justifying the vast sums of taxpayer's money that they are spending only to have it later revealed that there really was no real "threat" at all and that most of the “terrorists” were guilty of little more than what I am guilty of by writing this letter to you.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: My Answer with re: "Liberals Vs. Conservatives" for Chicago Tribune
A "conservative" is someone who wishes to repose all legitimate authority in Property rather than with mere voters. Liberals are people who tend to want legitimate authority to reside in the institutions of Democracy, accountable to voters. Conservatives believe that mere voters should not be empowered to modify the prerogatives of property owners according to the will of the majority (democracy) which they consider to be "mob rule." Conservatives often boldly state that "democracy" is equivalent to "mob rule," and cite the Federalist Papers as documentation of their belief. Conservatives further proudly assert that the United States was created as a Republic, not a Democracy. Yet they love to speak of spreading the same Democracy they disdain at home, elsewhere across the globe.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: The Real John McCain Just Stood Up
Should you ever have doubted just who and what John McCain really is you need wonder no more. He is a member in good standing of the Republican Take No Responsibility for Anything Party. Six years into a Republican controlled White House, Senate and House of Representatives, it seems the problems with North Korea are all Bill Clinton’s fault. Seems the straight talk express went off the track.
Marjorie L. Swanson
Subject: 9/11: Press For Truth
My god ... I've been seeing references to this documentary lately, and tonight I finally found time to watch it on Google video. This should be required viewing for all. What an indictment of those in power! Criminals, all.
I thought I was pretty well informed. I read the 'internets', and have viewed many other 911 videos, articles and websites, many of which include various 'tin-foil-hat' theories. This one was absolutely damning, without needing to resort to any conspiracy theories. It's all right there, in the news media ... or not. What a condemnation of our government, the media, and all who *should* have been keeping us informed. I thought I had heard it all, but there was stuff here that was new to me. And even the old material was put together in ways that were incredibly powerful. After seeing this, how can anyone doubt that there are many questions that remain unanswered?
And there's the Decider, in the middle of it all, tongue-tied and twisted up in his lies, stumbling all over the place. It's enough to make one 'upchuckle,' as another letter said recently. Seriously, I don't know whether to laugh or cry or puke when I see some of those news clips. Everyone needs to watch this film. Tell your friends. Tell your families. It was the 911 families who asked the questions to make this happen. The questions are still unanswered. This is unacceptable.
Don't let them off!
We will have answers. If not now, then in the future ... however long it takes. History will not be kind.
Thanks, Buzz, for all you do.
Subject: The Foley Scandal
The past few days on BuzzFlash there has been a lot written on the Foley scandal. What bothers me the most about these scandals besides that they were kept under wraps (Isn't this similar to what has gone on on in the Catholic Church?) is that pages are young men and women from the lower wrung of the ladder, and they go to Washington for a period of time to learn about the political process of this nation with high hopes and dreams in the near future. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow.
Then, when some political official abuses them in a sexual manner, there is not just only the trauma of the sexual abuses, but shattered hopes and dreams plus the great disappointment in what is supposed to be the finest of governments and how it is really run. It is a crying shame.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Most Dangerous Times
The next four weeks will be the most dangerous times our country has ever endured. Bush and his madmen are apparently going to commit horrendous acts to preserve their rule. The selective draft will follow. If not restrained bush will call for preemptive military aggression against Iran.
James Baker is not mulling around Washington for no reaseon! Can he overpower Cheney and Rumsfeld, two of the most evil, heinous individuals ever to breathe?
The next four weeks and actions taken are going to be crucial to the survival of America!