Thursday, November 06, 2008
Betraying the Voters. There is much talk today that a President Obama will pursue an extreme bipartisan policy in which he would actually give cabinet positions to the enemy. Is he insane? Democratic voters did not vote for Republicans, and do not want the same crap they've heard from those bastards for a generation to be intruded into the cabinet. No. Absolutely not. NO REPUBLICANS IN THE CABINET. None. The Republican Party is a criminal organization that should be disrupted and destroyed, not legitimated.
Why on Earth should Obama play nice with the party of slander and lies? No way in the world should he dilute a Democratic program of fundamental change by including members of the party that fought that change tooth and nail. There is no such thing as a "good Republican" any more than there is such a thing as a "good Ku Klux Klansman". No decent person continues membership in an organization that is fundamentally evil.
If Obama wants to include non-Democrats, let him turn to third parties and underrepresented minorities, such as gay men, Hispanics, Asians, and U.S.-citizen immigrants. Ask Ralph Nader to become head of the Federal Trade Commission. Find some prominent member of a state Green Party to head the Environmental Protection Administration. But exclude Republicans. People who like to think themselves decent but who continue membership in the Republican Party are not entitled to inclusion in an Administration seated as the result of a Democratic landslide. If they want to be part of the Administration, let them LEAVE the Republican Party.
Obama may have to work with such Republicans as remain in Congress, but on his terms, not theirs. Let them offer constructive suggestions as to how to improve legislation offered by the Democrats. But if they resist reforms fundamental to Democratizing the Nation, CRUSH THEM. Liberalism is about taking care of the little guy. Republicans don't qualify.
Obama Surrounds Himself with Zionists. From Haaretz, a Jewish newspaper in Israel:
Obama's first pick: Israeli Rahm Emanuel as chief of staffFrom an item from ABC News titled "Will the Arab World Take Issue With Rahm's Israeli Roots and Pro-Israel Views?":
By Haaretz Correspondents and AP, By Anshel Pfeffer and Shlomo Shamir
A day after his historic election to become the first black American president, Barack Obama stepped into the role of president-elect yesterday, inviting Rahm Emanuel to join his administration as White House chief of staff, Democratic officials said.
Emanuel, a former Bill Clinton adviser, is the son of a Jerusalem-born pediatrician who was a member of the Irgun (Etzel or IZL), a militant Zionist group that operated in Palestine between 1931 and 1948. ***
"Obama is a pro-Israeli leader and will be a friend to Israel," he said, adding that he was pleased with Obama's election. He also said his son is the namesake of Rahamim, a Lehi combatant who was killed.
In the Israel newspaper Ma'ariv, Emanuel's father, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel said, "Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House."Obama's second announced pick, this time for Senior Adviser, is David Axelrod, a senior campaign adviser, who is also Jewish and a very close friend of Rahm Emanuel. So Obama, intent on putting the lie to the claim that he is a Moslem, has gone whole hog (you should pardon the expression) the other direction, to make himself a blatant, one-sided friend of Radical Zionism who cannot possibly serve as "honest broker" in the Middle East, for effectively proclaiming his Administration an enemy of Islam and enemy of justice for the Palestinians. This is a very bad sign of the judgment Obama brings to the office of President.
Indeed, one must wonder if Obama is not just captive to Radical Zionists but also the creature of Radical Zionists, who will pull his strings as firmly as the creators of the Bush Presidency pulled Dumbya's strings. Was Axelrod Obama's adviser, or creator? If the latter, we must hope that, like Frankenstein's monster, Obama will turn against his creator and become President in his own right. But how is he to do that if Axelrod is on top of him all day long, every day of his Presidency? The first cues as to the course of the Obama Administration are very, very bad. He is to saddle us with Zionists and Republicans! Dare we hope that future days will bring announcements of appointments and nominations that signal a wiser course? I have my doubts. When Obama's very first picks are Radical Zionists, and when we have two wars in the Middle East already, produced by Radical Zionism, can an attack on Iran be far behind? Americans who thought they were voting for an antiwar candidate may be stunned to discover that they completely misread Obama's intentions.
End the Filibuster. The rules of the United States Senate are extremely antidemocratic and must be fundamentally reviewed and revised. The filibuster is an outrageous provision that should never have come into being and should now be destroyed. So too should any rule, in the Senate ("holds" on judicial nominations) or House of Representatives, that gives a single member the power to veto anything or keep anything from coming to the the floor. That means that the incompetent tyrant Nancy Pelosi should no longer be allowed to keep anyone from bringing anything to the floor of the House just because she personally doesn't like it. And it means that a Senator who dislikes a given nominee for a judgeship should not have the right to keep the Senate from holding hearings on that candidate. All the undemocratic rules that have tainted Congress and kept it from doing the people's will should be abolished, with full knowledge that such unfair advantages as they have given the party in the minority to obstruct the majority can come around to work against the current majority. That's called "fairness", and the time for outrageous rules to be changed is when a party dedicated to change takes charge.
(The current U.S. military death toll in Iraq, according to the website "Iraq Coalition Casualties", is 4,191 — for Israel.)
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