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The GOP Eats Its Young….AGAIN

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I just received a copy of “The Minnesota Concervative Delegate Team” sent to all those “true Republicans”.  (All three of them?) 

It’s as if the propaganda emails highlighting Obama’s middle name (Hussein) weren’t stupid enough; as if the emails citing tax tables in a Clinton vs. Bush administration ploy…..that carefully omitted the alternative tax Bush loves so much that will eat up 55% of household incomes by 2010, but only for working class Americans. (By the way…..Clinton has been gone for 7 years now..get over it)

As if the conservative vs. liberal letters that supposedly compare the “values” and “morality” of true conservatives versus those godless liberals, didn’t ignore the hypocrisy of the right, didn’t leave one with the sense that someone had either not listened to the news or suffered from severe selective hearing, I just don’t think there is any hope for the Republican party at all.

I believe if we are going to fear someone because of what their parents named them, we should be in total fear of anyone named George…or Dick just for starters.  Heck! I think we should ban everyone with the last name of Bush, from the country. 

This latest letter from the Minnesota Conservative Delegate Team is another of those cases of the GOP eating its young or maybe swallowing its own tale.  Apparently ired by the refusal of Ron Paul supporters to go away like good GOP’ers, the MCDT has taken it upon itself to stifle support within the party for a candidate that is getting support from all quarters.  Now, you would think that Ron Paul’s adherence to the Constitution, to principle, to the laws and his opposition to NAFTA, CAFTA and other illegal trade agreements would have made him a star in the Republican party.  Its apparent that the core of the party has become so corrupted they can no longer identify a true conservative, patriotic, and honest candidate even when he is in their own ranks.  Makes me wonder when the self identified “leaders” of the Republican party will come out and admit that they are neo-conservatives (meaning not conservatives at all) and that the corruption is so ingrained, such a political aphrodisiac they are beside themselves wondering why the sheeple in the party refuse to follow their lead.

(quote) “Whatever success Paul supporters have had in Minnesota Conventions has largely been the result of the failure of mainstream conservative Republicans to unite behind a qualified team of party leaders”.  (So anyone who doesn’t do what you tell them to do is not maintstream?)                                                     

And in closing this letter against opposing such an unpopular candidate as McCain:  “The civil war that is ripping the Democratic party apart does not need to occur within our party; we have our nominee.  John McCain” (end quote)

Just for the record, that “civil war” referred to in the Democratic party is called campaigning for office.  Its the battle that should take place if you really do believe in democracy and fair and open elections.  Its apparent that Republicans do not.  We have only to look at the election fraud of the 2000 and 2004. Elections that saw caging, hacked voting machines, corrupt secretaries of states, purged votes, shredded votes, disenfranchized voters, and the interference in a national election by a corrupt, Republican dominated Supreme Court.  Ah! To be a Republican! 

Everytime I receive another of these letters, another of these carefully crafted efforts to tell conservatives who they are going to vote for, rather than finding out whom they wish to vote for, I would laugh except it isn’t really funny.

I want to know who decided that we were so stupid, so gullible that sending out flame emails that contain absolutely stupid information or that requires us to lower our level of intelligence in order to accept what the GOP wants rather than making our own choices…..who are these people?  And why do we pay any attention to them at all? 

The Republican party may suffer a split (I believe it already has) but not because Ron Paul supporters won’t go away.  The split will occur because it is so apparent that the party of manipulation and control, the party that proclaimed its own virtuosity, its own high morals, its own self righteous piety, has been exposed.  And what has been laid bare for all to see is that rather than the party of morality, patriotism and freedom, and all the other adjectives right wingers like to use to discibe themselves while they preen, is nothing more than a private club of self promoting individuals who believe they can and should call the shots. 

What is glaringly apparent is that selecting the best candidate for the preservation of the country is not the issue; simply having a Republican candidate they selected before hand whom they are assured will continue the wars and the destruction of our soveriegn nation is more important than any silly old thing like the constitution and the law. 

Personally, I wish the neo-con faction would just split away and form its own party (it is one anyway) and leave the rest of us alone.  And please!  No more idiotic emails with bogus messages in them.  Forwarding these electronic pieces of crap make us all look as if we have little character and even less integrity.  What scares me is the people who forward them and actually think they are worth anything other than a quick delete.

I will not be voting for McCain…..the worst possible choice, followed closely by both Democrats.  Just for the record I will be voting for Ron Paul even if I have to write his name in on the ballot.  I don’t believe party leaders are any more qualified to determine who I vote for than I am.  Either way…..I decide who gets my vote…….not the GOP.

Marti Oakley (c) 2008

The Media’s Three Card Monte Game

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Yesterday, I watched You Tube footage of the Nevada Republican Party Convention.

The gist of it is that Ron Paul won a two thirds majority of the delegates – or would have, that is, if the McCain camp hadn’t walked out on the convention before a vote was even cast. After an entire day, not one delegate was elected. The McCain organizers had rigged the convention in advance, with a list of 200 delegates they refused to share. When the Ron Paul supporters protested this, they were then offered to be allowed to vote for nine delegates – then five. After the Ron Paul supporters balked at this, the McCain camp hemmed and hawed around all day – then left when they realized they couldn’t have their way. Like a child taking his football and going home.

Now, what does this have to do with the media? Well, as usual, the story is completely absent of any coverage by the mainstream press. But, this is not unusual when it comes to Ron Paul, whose second place performances in the Maine, Nevada and Louisiana primaries were also totally ignored.

This behavior has been going on in the media since late last year, when the media decided they couldn’t make Ron Paul go away, so the best course of action was then to ignore him altogether and make him a “non-candidate” by not even mentioning him anymore, except in a pejorative way.

But, Ron Paul and his supporters aren’t going away. In fact, though he probably has been or will be removed from the official ballot, despite having not dropped out of the race, Ron Paul remains as John McCain’s only contender for the Republican nomination.

Given that, the media has now adopted a tactic of focusing on the Democratic side of the race almost exclusively. Why? Because, if they cover the Republican race, they must mention Ron Paul, whom they’ve been treating as a non-person for months. If they acknowledge that he’s still in the race, it calls glaring attention to their previously ignoring him, as though he isn’t even a candidate. This is why the media has fixated on Hillary and Obama and is now rarely mentioning the Republican contest. It’s like a game of three card monte, in which the dealer misdirects and confuses the mark with slight of hand.

However, they can only ignore the elephant in the room for so much longer, and with events like that which occurred over the weekend in Nevada, it’s going to become impossible to do without making the public aware of what they’re up to.

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