Republicans cannot legitimately win elections on the basis of their failed ideology and trickle-down history of crashing the economy twice in a century, so they commit all sorts of offenses against the land they pretend to love – including lying, cheating and yes – even treason.
As we get closer to the November Presidential election, we see their efforts ramping up. You see, Republicans don’t care to live in a free nation of laws that reflects the self-governing will of the people and promotes the GENERAL welfare. They want to win – at any cost – and if the pesky “will of the people” gets in the way, then they usurp the will of the people. Don’t let the (made in China) American flag lapel pins and teary-eyed renditions of “America the Beautiful” fool you. They are all part of the ruse to drag us back to the very system we fought a revolution to escape – namely, one where the rich own and run everything while everyone else knows their “place.”
Vice President Henry A. Wallace had their number when he wrote about them in a New York Times article warning about the dangers of American Fascism.
“They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.”
Keeping the common people in eternal subjugation is, in reality, the entire reason for the Republican Party to exist – and their tactics to gain power reflect it.
Let me assure you that I’m not just calling Republicans treasonous merely to be inflammatory; I am calling them treasonous because that is what they are. Let’s look at the facts.
Nixon: Caught in the Act of Being Himself – Treasonous.
To say Republicans aren’t above committing treason to obtain power is not just hyperbole – it is fact. Republicans have committed treason against this nation – and we have the tapes to prove it.
In 1968, President Johnson was in talks with the South Vietnamese to end the war when it came to his attention that Tricky Dick Nixon was undermining these efforts with his own secret dealings. Nixon wanted our foreign enemies to PROLONGE the war because it would aid Nixon in his quest for power, secretly promising them a sweeter deal if they continued to kill American soldiers. Johnson called Republican Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen to tell him that he was aware of Nixon’s treason – and implored Dirksen to get Nixon to stop, lest he bring expose the traitorous bastards dealing to the American People (something he should have done anyway. )
“This is treason,” President Johnson says to Dirksen.
“I know,” Dirksen replies, softly.
Nixon promised the American People that he had a “secret” plan to end the war, as he was simultaneously plotting to extend it – because it was beneficial to him politically. Nixon “won” the Presidency and the war dragged on until 1975 – and thousands of more Americans were sent to their cold, early, graves.
In fact, as Thom Hartmann explains, there have been 5 different presidents since Dwight Eisenhower left office in 1961 – and every single one of them have been illegitimate. From Richard Nixon to George W. Bush, they have all taken the highest office in the land with the help of lies, fraud and treason – NOT through the legitimate electoral process so many have given their lives for.
Watch: Thom Hartman detail the history of Republican Treason
The October Surprise: Reagan Takes a Page From Nixon’s Treasonous Playbook.
A Russian government report release in 1993 verifies the fact that Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign interfered with President Jimmy Carter’s Iran-hostage negotiations in 1980, and secretly cut a deal to supply the Iranians with arms on the condition they held the American hostages until after the election in an attempt to politically damage President Carter.
“In Madrid and Paris, the representatives of Ronald Reagan and the Iranian leadership discussed the question of possibly delaying the release of 52 hostages from the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Teheran, taken hostage by Iranian “students” and members of the “Corps of Defense of the Islamic Revolution” on 4 November 1979 until after the elections that took place in November 1980. In exchange for this, the American representatives promised to supply arms to Iran. This was asserted, in particular, by a former Israeli intelligence agent, Ari Ben-Menash, a Jew born in Iran and arrested in 1989 in the U.S. for supplying arms to Iran (arrested in California on charges of exporting contraband C-130 aircraft from the U.S. to Iran and who was in prison for 11 months and then freed). According to his calculation, the total value of the arms illegally delivered to Iran reached 82 billion dollars.”
Hail To the Thief! Supreme Court Coup d’etat of 2000.
If there is one thing that aggravates me the most, it is the way our crack Fourth Estate abdicates its responsibilities as the guardians of democracy, and lulls the people to sleep with fairy tales. The most egregious tale being that George W. Bush was a legitimate President.
The dreams of our Founders died the day the phony “small government” CONS on the Supreme Court stopped the state of Florida from counting votes, overrode the will of the people to choose their elected representatives, and installed George W. Bush to the Presidency. The five Republican appointees on the Supreme Court ruled that if they didn’t stop the vote count in Florida, it would result in “irreparable harm” to the plaintiff – George W. Bush. Irreparable harm to freedom, representative governance and the nation be damned.
As Thom Hartmann wrote in Truthout,
“On December 12, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court granted yet another gift to corporate power—and hammered yet another nail into the coffin of democracy in America. They did it in a strikingly dramatic fashion: by stealing the presidency.
In the process five members of the unelected third branch of government made sure that its majority character and nature probably wouldn’t change for a long enough time that the Court could cast a hugely conservative shadow over the American electoral process, guaranteeing that people like themselves and their patrons—wealthy, powerful, and corporate-connected—would continue to have a disproportionate impact on future elections.
The fact is, whether they’re in judicial robes or not, Republicans are ideologues whose only mission is to continue to advance themselves and their rich buddies.
No Republican – not a single one – enters public office to advance the interests of the nation. They enter office to turn the government of the United States back into the very system we fought a revolution to escape – namely one where the rich own and run everything and everyone else knows their “place.”
Republican Election Fraud. No, Bush didn’t win 2004 either.
George W. Bush was not a legitimate President and was not legally elected – EITHER TIME. How did he “win” the 2004 election? With the aid of corrupted electronic voting machines.
Until the year 2000, exit polls were an accurate gage of the election day winners. The accuracy of exit polls all suddenly changed with the implementation of privately-owned, unverifiable, electronic voting machines… whose “anomalies,” (when discovered) in ALL CASES favor Republicans – a phenomena known as “Red Shift.”
From Larry Chin’s article, Electronic Voting: The Stolen Election of 2004
“The American vote count is controlled by three major corporate players, Diebold , ESS , Sequoia , and a fourth, SAIC , Science Applications International. All four are hard-wired into the Bush power structure, the Bush crime family.
They have been given millions of dollars by the Bush regime to complete a sweeping computerization of voting machines that were just used in the 2004 election. The technology involved had a trial run during the 2002 mid-term elections. Georgia had Diebold machines in every precinct. As a result, a popular Democratic governor and senator were both unseated in what the media called an “amazing” 16 percent swing.
Diebold’s Walden O’Dell, a top Bush fundraiser, publicly committed himself to delivering his home state Ohio’s votes to Bush. At Diebold, the election division is run by Bob Urosevich. Bob’s brother, Todd, is a top executive at “rival” ES&S. The brothers were originally staked by Howard Ahmanson, a member of the Council For National Policy , a right-wing steering group stacked with Bush true believers. Ahmanson is also one of the bagmen behind the extremist Christian Reconstruction Movement , which advocates the theocratic takeover of American democracy.
The four companies are interconnected; they are not four “competitors”. Ahmanson has large stakes in ES&S, whose former CEO was Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska. When Hagel ran for office, his own company counted the votes, and his victory was considered “an amazing upset”. Hagel still has a million dollar stake in ES&S.
Meanwhile, SAIC is referred to a “shadowy defense contractor”. They have gotten into the vote count game both directly and through spinoffs by its top brass, including Admiral Bill Owens, former military aide to Dick Cheney, and Carlyle Group honcho Frank Carlucci and ex-CIA chief Robert Gates. SAIC’s history of fraud charges and security “lapses” haven’t prevented it from becoming one of the largest Pentagon and CIA contractors, and will doubtless encounter few obstacles in its entrance into the vote counting business.
The mad rush to install these unverifiable computers is driven by the Help America Vote Act, signed by Bush! The chief lobbying group pushing for the act (while we dumb asses sat out here and thought, ‘That sounds like a good idea!’) was a consortium of arms dealers including Northrup Grummanand Lockheed Martin .
When you hear people saying, ‘take a deep breath, we will pull through this’, ‘we need to work harder’, ‘we need to organize’—no. We will not. It’s over.
Unless electronic vote tabulation is history, and these companies are driven out of business, it’s their country. Not ours.”
Republican Voter Suppression
Republicans can’t legitimately win elections on the field of ideas, so they make sure to limit access to the voting booth to populations that traditionally vote Democratic. If that isn’t treasonous, I don’t know what is.
As Salon reported, In a recent deposition, Former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer said,
“in a December 2009 meeting with party officials. “I was upset because the political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting,” he said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He also said party officials discussed how “minority outreach programs were not fit for the Republican Party,” according to the AP.
The comments, if true (he is facing felony corruption charges and has an interest in scorning his party), would confirm what critics have long suspected. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is currently facing inquiries from the Justice Department and pressure from civil rights groups over his purging of voter rolls in the state, an effort that critics say has disproportionately targeted minorities and other Democratic voters. One group suing the state claims up to 87 percent of the voters purged from the rolls so far have been people of color, though other estimates place that number far lower. Scott has defended the purge, even though he was erroneously listed as dead himself on the rolls in 2006.” (From Salon. Read the rest here.”
Republican Voter Suppression tactics aren’t isolated to Florida – they are a nation wide epidemic.
“In November, five million eligible voters will find it harder to exercise their rights in America — 150 voter suppression laws have been introduced [by the GOP] in 30 state legislatures across the country.” We have to take note of what’s occurring. In their zeal to win an election, the GOP is dismantling our democracy and bringing back laws akin to Jim Crow in their effort to suppress the vote for people of color, the poor, the elderly and our youth.”
Republican Obstruction: To Harm The People for Political Gain
As Robert Draper revealed in his book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives… during a four hour, “invitation only” meeting on Jan. 20, 2009, Republicans who were elected to do “the People’s work” met on & literally hatched the plot to sabotage, undermine & destroy the U.S. economy as a 2012 election strategy by repeatedly blocking President Obama’s every attempt to fix CON failures to ensure he would not be re-elected. House members Cantor, Hensarling, Hoekstra, Lungren, McCarthy, Ryan & Sessions…Senate members, Coburn, Corker, DeMint, Ensign & Kyl… conspired with unelected Newt Gingrich & Repug strategist Frank Luntz to bring the government to a screeching halt & harm the American People for political gain.
Sam Stein wrote for the Huffington Post,
“For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform.
“If you act like you’re the minority, you’re going to stay in the minority,” Draper quotes McCarthy as saying. “We’ve gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign.”
The conversation got only more specific from there, Draper reports. Kyl suggested going after incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for failing to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes while at the International Monetary Fund. Gingrich noted that House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had a similar tax problem. McCarthy chimed in to declare “there’s a web” before arguing that Republicans could put pressure on any Democrat who accepted campaign money from Rangel to give it back.
The dinner lasted nearly four hours. They parted company almost giddily. The Republicans had agreed on a way forward:Go after Geithner. (And indeed Kyl did, the next day: ‘Would you answer my question rather than dancing around it—please?’)
Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies. (Eight days later, Minority Whip Cantor would hold the House Republicans to a unanimous No against Obama’s economic stimulus plan.)
Begin attacking vulnerable Democrats on the airwaves. (The first National Republican Congressional Committee attack ads would run in less than two months.)
Win the spear point of the House in 2010. Jab Obama relentlessly in 2011. Win the White House and the Senate in 2012.
“You will remember this day,” Draper reports Newt Gingrich as saying on the way out. “You’ll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown.” Read the rest of the article here.
Business Insider‘s Michael Brendan Dougherty revealed on Real Time with Bill Maher that an unnamed Republican Senator told him that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had issued orders to the Republican caucus to block any and every attempt to fix the economy the Republicans destroyed in the first place.
I spoke to a Senator earlier this week, and he told me that, a Republican Senator told me that Mitch McConnell has told his conference that ‘We’re not doing anything, we won’t make a single move between now and the election, because any move could be risky, and all of the shit is sliding down on President Obama.’
So, they’re not going to do anything, they’ve talked about this very clearly among themselves.
So Republicans will play their obstructionist fiddle while the dwindling American middle class metaphorically burns – because to do something – anything – carries the “risk” that the economy might improve – and that might benefit Democrats.
If putting the power of your party over the lives of your countrymen and success of your country and isn’t treason, what is?
Republican Propaganda and Lies
Republicans are so confident that they have their “average Joe” followers successfully under control, they simply lie to their faces with impunity. These dupes are so brainwashed, they’ve been taught to mistrust anyone who dare challenge them with facts. It’s the perfect storm of stupid reflected by the recent study that found those who watch Fox News to actually less informed than those who watch no news at all.
The lies are so blatant, so egregious and outrageous, it speaks to the fact that the Republican leadership actually disdains the dupes they pretend to represent – and they certainly don’t respect them.
In a testament to the extremely low intelligence of their viewers, Faux News brazenly operates its protection racket, confident that the outright lies they peddle will never cause their moronic viewers to stop supporting Republicans – the very political party that operates to ensure the impossible “American Dream” remains only a dream as they turn America into a Feudal state.
Recently it was reported that Fox News viewers were more apt to believe outright untruths in regard to issues facing our country. In the days of Edward R. Morrow or Walter Cronkite, this would have been an utter failing and heads would have rolled from the top down, but the executives at Fox still sit enshrined on their thrones, comfortable in the knowledge that their jobs are secure as long as they continue to mislead the loyal scores of village idiots whose boob-tube sit locked to their channel.
Fox News’ mission is to support the myth that the economic and political Hell that always seems to be left in the wake of any Republican power grab is solely coincidental, and can be blamed, not on the economic royalists who use their positions of power to ingratiate themselves, but on the very systems (such as, unions) that were meant to protect the People from the exploitations of the powerful.
Just like the Downing Street Memo stated that the facts were being fixed around the policy to make sure Bush would be able to kill more Americans because he wanted a war, Fox fixes the facts around their policy of making sure whatever they report makes Republicans look good and Democrats look bad.
But, make no mistake. The CON media simply echo the lies of the CON leadership – creating an echo chamber of misinformation and propaganda.
Though I’m sure the freakish CONS will protest and say, “Hey! It isn’t ‘treason’ to pretend to be a news channel.” If pretending to be a news channel harms the country, I would say “that’s debatable.” But if that brand of lying isn’t treason, lying the nation into an illegal war of aggression certainly is – as the illegitimate President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and their co-conspirators did when they used the 911 attacks on this nation as a pretext to start a war they wanted for decades. In fact, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the Bush Administration (including Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld) made at least 935 false statementsin order to lie the country into engaging in a war of aggression- what the chief American prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, Robert H. Jackson, stated called the “supreme international crime”
- To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.
These traitorous, treasonous, actions point to the fact that if we are ever to restore America to greatness, the Republican Party should be relegated to permanent minority status – as it was during the 50 years of United States history known as “The Great Prosperity.”
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