Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

By W.B. Dunne

How is that going to be done?

Ask the next generation, right now, if they have any faith at all in their 401kstheyll say, What 401k? Put out story after story about the weakness of the Social Security system and the failures of government in general. Starve the system, with inordinately large tax cuts for the rich and create a culture where the representatives feel free to take bribes from lobbyists to submit bills that industry wrote themselves. In other words, foment chaos and undermine the rule of law.

I would like to thank the GOP for releasing their August outrage accelerant in this:

It really is quite the exquisite propaganda piece. It has jarred the News Pauper from his repose in the dismay from the BP debacleand heres why:

If on September 11, 2001, you realized that you were witnessing a commercial shoot for the 2010 midterms, what would your reaction have been? Language does not exist to describe the below-lowliness of the GOP for creating a false controversy in the form of the Ground Zero mosque, which is not at Ground Zero and is farther away than a mosque that was there from before 9-11and conflating it with the image of the twin towers being hit in this one-minute commercial.

This is exemplary of their desperation. They’re convinced that they have sufficiently stirred up the racist element in the voting block with the border brouhaha and can simply transfer that energy to the Muslims just in time for the election. I know that there is someone out there that would be more eloquent about the ethics of this offensive, truly un-American atrocity, and I look forward to any feedback that may help me comprehend what lies behind it. It is brutally simple. It wont work; the NP predicts that there will be the mother of all backfires.

Americans are decent people; they possess the capacity for empathy when it is cultivated. Our country has had great leadership from people that knew what the common welfare meant. Only in recent times have we fallen from the sensible path, especially with the advent of Fox News and their brand of “journalism.”

Kudos to Obama for putting Tom DeLay back in the limelight; it is nicely placed in the election pre-season. What a great reminder to the public of the institutionalized corruption of the GOP. Tom will, no doubt, appear on Fox to crow about his “exoneration,” when in fact the AG probably figured that prosecuting him was too expensive for the resulting wrist slap from the GOPs Supreme Court. Better to use his notoriety and famous vanity to put the hypocrisy of a once grand old party on display.

The GOP cannot get away with this; nothing will remove the stain that George W Bush was to the GOP brand. Some media company isnt going to revive them by turning their greatest failure into anything other than just thatan Epic Fail.

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Ana Grarian
13 years ago

This commercial is disgusting! Thank goodness the major networks had the common sense to reject it.

Ken Carman
13 years ago

There never were any plans for a ground zero mosque. They lie. It’s a community center, not a “mosque.” They lie again. Osama’s plan was to get Christians and Muslims fighting each other, starting a holy war. This would be the opposite of that.

There’s no other conclusion: they love Osama and want to help him achieve his holy war.

They are traitors.

If I were to follow their lead: overstate consequences should be for those who betray America are, I’d type that they should go somewhere and blow a bullet through their own brains?

But… as much as the world might be a better place without them?


RS Janes
13 years ago

Right, Ken, and if it was discovered that clerics at a Muslim school were sexually abusing kids, how long do you think it would take for these ‘patriotic Americans’ to angrily demand all Muslim schools close since they were all no doubt hotbeds of child abuse? Yet there is no outcry from these Fox News idiots to close the parochial schools across the nation, not even the ones where the abuse by Catholic priests took place.(Hint: The GOP needs Catholic votes.)

But, in the final analysis, this is just another GOP time-waster to fill air time and find a target for all of that outrage and hatred that’s built up on the right at the American middle-class swirling the drain. Anything to keep the Teabaggers and their ilk from realizing who it really was that stole their jobs, their homes, their pensions, and their way of life — the corporations, banks and wealthy elite that support the Republican Party. Keep them looking at this hand while you steal their wallet with the other. Of course, this is also a clear sign of the GOPs desperation — the more ‘somethings’ they try to create out of nothing means they are running out of bullshit.

Too bad the Imam in NY missed a trick: if he had put a Muslim McDonald’s and a Starbuck’s on the first floor of this community center, there wouldn’t have been a peep from the right.

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