Tuesday, April 11, 2006

So Much Republican Illegal Activity -- So Little Time To Report It

** Why does former Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich hate freedom, the troops, and America? I mean, he is now saying it was a mistake to occupy Iraq, and is calling for a withdrawl of troops from the country. When a Democrat says the exact same thing, that person's patriotism is called into question. So will the right begin assaulting Newt?

** In the newest Gallup Poll, 63% of Americans now say that President Bush's behavior in the CIA leak case (aka Treasongate) is either illegal or unethical. While many of us have known that the Bush Administration frequently engages in illegal or unethical behavior, it is nice to see the country at large recognize this fact.

** Speaking of illegal activity at the White House, it appears that the Bush Administration was directly involved in the illegal phone jamming activity during the 2002 election in New Hampshire. Bush campaign operative James Tobin was convicted of illegal activity in this scheme to keep Democrat voters from the polls. Through court documents, it has been revealed that Tobin spoke with the White House more than a dozen times over a three-day period while the illegal activity was taking place. The national Republican Party paid millions of dollars to defend Tobin, but he was still convicted. The White House denies doing anything illegal, and says it is "preposterous" to say otherwise. Of course, they said the same thing about whether anyone from the WH was involved in the CIA leak case -- and we now know the President himself did it. This Administration has zero credibility.

** Right-wing radio is now calling for the immediate killing of Mexicans that cross the US border illegally. Radio host Brian James of KFYI said on the air yesterday, "What we’ll do is randomly pick one night - every week - where we will kill whoever crosses the border. Step over there and you die. You get to decide whether it’s your lucky night or not. I think that would be more fun…[I’d be] happy to sit there with my high-powered rifle and my night scope." James refuses to apologize, and is likely in violation of FCC laws that prohibit calls for murder or other violent activity on the public's airwaves. This seems like a great strategy for the GOP going into the 2006 midterm elections.

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