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Politics of Deception

by Mac McMullen / September 29, 2004 6:31 PM PDT

There are two Americas. One is the nation of average people, the other is the world of the modern Democratic party, born in the days of the sexual revolution and student takeovers of university buildings. And the only way Democrats can hope to govern that nation of average Americans is to practice Owellian Double-Think.

Nowhere was this hypocrisy more evident than at the Democratic national convention, when the podium was packed with Vietnam veterans wearing their military uniforms (this from a party that protested the Vietnam war and opposed President Reagans campaign against Soviet communism), when the delegates so gleefully waved their American flags (this from a party that belittles laws aimed at protecting that flag), and when John Kerry saluted and stated that he was "reporting for duty" (this from a man who threw away his military medals).

http://www.insightmag.com/news/2004/09/20/Politics/Politics.Of.SelfDeception-729423.shtml

If you don't vote on Nov 2.....
,,,,you can't complain for 4 years
So vote, and vote smart

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A nation of
by Catgic / September 29, 2004 9:34 PM PDT
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A good article by Patrick Garry that sums up both Kerry and his limousine liberals. But let me refine what Garry said about ?There are two Americas.? More precisely, the other America is not a ?nation of average people,? rather they are a nation of ?normal? people. Average implies mediocre, whereas normal embraces rational, compos mentis and wholesome.

As far as accusing the Democrats of hoping to govern normal Americans by practicing Owellian Double-Think, sorry to say, both parties are equally guilty of the practice of using empty, content-free and meaningless euphemisms in the battle of words.

Hypocrisy was the Democratic Party center piece at their national convention. The same ?Hell No, We Won?t Go? Party that spit on and jeered returning ?Nam vets, trotted out Kerry styled Vietnam vets in full uniform as the crowd of war protesters waved their DNC supplied American flags. This capped off by their Turn-Coat-in-Chief war hero John Kerry saluting and ?reporting for duty.?

What duty? Reporting for his tour of duty at Penn Station or San Francisco?s Greyhound Bus Terminal to split on uniformed U.S. Marine Chasers who are looking for deserters?

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Re: Politics of Deception -- good name for that post!
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / September 29, 2004 11:34 PM PDT
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Surely, Del, you remember
"legalize drug imports from Canada"
"uniter, not a divider"
"govern in a bipartisan fashion."
The Crawford paper called Bush's first campaign a 'stealth agenda," and got it just right!

-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderator
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The opinions expressed above are my own,
and do not necessarily reflect those of CNET!

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Hang in there, Dave
by Mac McMullen / September 30, 2004 1:55 AM PDT

Never mind the message offered, just change the subject.

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