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Major Political Changes in the USA


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I dont think the post had anything to do with political trends in the US

you don't notice a pattern of republicans being hypocrites? oh well... :lol:

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you don't notice a pattern of republicans being hypocrites? oh well... :lol:

Absolutely - but the kid is 20 years old - he hasnt woken up to the fact yet that he's been brainwashed... :lol:

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Poverty Rate Rises to 12.7 Percent

The nation's poverty rate rose to 12.7 percent of the population last year, the fourth consecutive annual increase, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

Overall, there were 37 million people living in poverty, up 1.1 million people from 2003.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/na/D8CA6ME80.html

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George W. Bush says that he's met with the families of a lot of fallen soldiers and that Cindy Sheehan "doesn't represent the view of a lot" of them. We have no way of knowing one way or another, of course: The meetings are closed to the press, so it's hard to know what family members have told the president, let alone what they actually think.

But thanks to the wonders of modern polling, we do know what American families think more generally, and it turns out that Cindy Sheehan does indeed "represent the view" of a lot of them. In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a majority of Americans say they support what Cindy Sheehan is doing in Crawford.

The president can only dream about poll numbers like Sheehan's. While Americans support Cindy Sheehan's actions on Iraq by a margin of 53 to 42 percent, the latest AP-Ipsos Poll shows they disapprove of Bush's handling of Iraq by a margin of 58 to 37 percent.

http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/index.html

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Bush On 911 - Now It's All the Other President's Faults!

http://thinkprogress.org/2005/08/30/bush-blames/

....I don't think the other Presidents were stupid enough to trash the same memo that Bush ignored in August 2001.....you know, the one titled "Bin Laden determined to strike in US".

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/10/august6.memo/

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Ex-Counterterrorism Chief Cites Rise in Attacks

Richard A. Clarke, the former head of counterterrorism in the White House under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said yesterday that there were twice as many attacks outside Iraq in the three years after the 2001 attacks as in the three preceding years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...5083001669.html

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President's Poll Rating Falls to a New Low

In Post-ABC Survey, 53 Percent of Respondents Say They Disapprove of Bush

Rising gas prices and ongoing bloodshed in Iraq continue to take their toll on President Bush, whose standing with the public has sunk to an all-time low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The survey found Bush's job approval rating at 45 percent, down seven points since January and the lowest ever recorded for the president in Post-ABC surveys. Fifty-three percent disapproved of the job Bush is doing.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...5083000302.html

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TV Reporter 67th Journalist Killed in Iraq

August 30,2005 | BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iraqi television journalist who was killed covering a demonstration east of Baghdad became the 67th journalist to die in the Iraq war, a media advocacy group said Tuesday.

http://www.salon.com/wire/ap/archive.html?...=D8CAEUO80.html

Can it get any worse? :reallymad:

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Bush On 911 - Now It's All the Other President's Faults!

http://thinkprogress.org/2005/08/30/bush-blames/

....I don't think the other Presidents were stupid enough to trash the same memo that Bush ignored in August 2001.....you know, the one titled "Bin Laden determined to strike in US".

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/10/august6.memo/

goddam that carter, reagan and ESPECIALLY THAT EVIL THREAT TO OUR NATION, CLINTON!!!! :lol:

(i wish he'd have blamed JFK and LBJ, just so his insanity would be a bit more obvious to everyone but shit, this ain't bad--the STINK OF DESPERATION is upon US) :lol:

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I don't think the other Presidents were stupid enough to trash the same memo that Bush ignored in August 2001.....you know, the one titled "Bin Laden determined to strike in US".

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/10/august6.memo/

:lol: i wish someone would keep hammering away at this, over and over and over.

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Newsweek Poll: 55% disapprove of Bush's job performance as President

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Pentagon Revises Nuclear Strike Plan

Strategy Includes Preemptive Use Against Banned Weapons

The Pentagon has drafted a revised doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons that envisions commanders requesting presidential approval to use them to preempt an attack by a nation or a terrorist group using weapons of mass destruction. The draft also includes the option of using nuclear arms to destroy known enemy stockpiles of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.

The document, written by the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs staff but not yet finally approved by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, would update rules and procedures governing use of nuclear weapons to reflect a preemption strategy first announced by the Bush White House in December 2002. The strategy was outlined in more detail at the time in classified national security directives.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...1001053_pf.html

This first strike policy is a reversal of 50 years of US policy. These people

are beyond dangerous...

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House GOP Derails Democratic Inquiries

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans derailed Democratic attempts on Wednesday to force the Bush administration to surrender documents on prewar intelligence and the disclosure of the identity of a CIA operative.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...1401704_pf.html

And they blocked an investigation into the Katrina disaster. What's next?

:reallymad: :reallymad: :reallymad:

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Bush approval rating at 40 percent

Majority disapprove of the handling of Katrina, Iraq

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's vow to rebuild the Gulf Coast did little to help his standing with the public, only 40 percent of whom now approve of his performance in office, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

Just 41 percent of the 818 adults polled between Friday and Monday said they approved of Bush's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while 57 percent disapproved.

And support for his management of the war in Iraq has dropped to 32 percent, with 67 percent telling pollsters they disapproved of how Bush is prosecuting the conflict.

The survey had a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Fifty-nine percent said they considered the 2003 invasion of Iraq a mistake. That figure is the highest recorded in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/19/bush.poll/index.html

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Katrina's Cost May Test GOP Harmony

Some Want Bush To Give Details on How U.S. Will Pay

Congressional Republicans from across the ideological spectrum yesterday rejected the White House's open-wallet approach to rebuilding the Gulf Coast, a sign that the lockstep GOP discipline that George W. Bush has enjoyed for most of his presidency is eroding on Capitol Hill.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...2001704_pf.html

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Robert Scheer - LA Times

When connected turns into corrupted

CRONY CAPITALISM is the name of the Republican game. Their slogan is "take care of your friends and leave the risks of the free market for the suckers." That would be John Q. Public.

From Halliburton's overcharging in Iraq to Enron's manipulation of the California energy crisis and now the emerging hurricane reconstruction boondoggle, we witness what happens when the federal government is turned into a glorified help desk and ATM machine for politically connected corporations.

Read more:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commen...omment-opinions

And it gets worse - every day...

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These may be dark days for the long list of Republicans under investigation or indictment, and the GOP may have good reason to worry about elections in 2006 and 2008. But look what's happened as partisans on the left have celebrated the travails of Tom DeLay and Karl Rove and Jack Abramoff and Michael Brown and all the rest. George W. Bush got his energy bill. Bush got his bankruptcy bill. Bush got his class-action reform bill. Bush got not justJohn Roberts but Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor confirmed to the federal bench.

Yes, Bush seems to have failed in his bid to privatize Social Security. And the repeal of the estate tax and the extension of Bush's tax cuts may be off the legislative agenda, but that's the result of the high cost of Hurricane Katrina more than anything else. For all the talk of tipping points -- and we're as guilty as anyone -- it's hard to come up with a substantive loss Bush has suffered as a result of the problems his party is facing. It's quickly becoming conventional wisdom that Bush is diminished now: A reporter at today's White House press briefing launched into a question with the premise that the president's "political standing has eroded significantly." And? So? As they like to say at the White House, it's better to make history with 40 percent approval ratings than to do nothing with better numbers.

salon.com war room

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House backs changes in Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bid to reshape decades of U.S. environmental policy, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation to overhaul the Endangered Species Act and make it harder to shield the habitat of plants and animals threatened with extinction.

The bill was approved by a 229-193 vote. The White House supports the legislation, although it does want some changes. The Senate has not yet taken up companion legislation and is unlikely to accept such drastic revisions in the law, originally enacted in 1973, so some compromises are likely if the bill is ever to become law.

...The bill authored by House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo, a California Republican, includes more protections and payments for property owners and developers. Critics say it would rely too much on voluntary conservation efforts by the private sector.

The Pombo bill would address property owners' and business groups' complaints and set up a system for government payments when land cannot be developed due to an endangered species. It also eases some limitations on certain pesticides.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/environment_usa...HNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

:reallymad: :reallymad: :reallymad:

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Buying of News by Bush's Aides Is Ruled Illegal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 - Federal auditors said on Friday that the Bush administration violated the law by buying favorable news coverage of President Bush's education policies, by making payments to the conservative commentator Armstrong Williams and by hiring a public relations company to analyze media perceptions of the Republican Party.

In a blistering report, the investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, said the administration had disseminated "covert propaganda" in the United States, in violation of a statutory ban.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/01/politics...=rssnyt&emc=rss

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Tom DeLay's House of Shame

Congress has always had its share of extremists. But the DeLay era is the first time the fringe has ever been in charge.

Oct. 10, 2005 issue - A decade ago, I paid a call on Tom DeLay in his ornate office in the Capitol. I had heard a rumor about him that I figured could not possibly be true. The rumor was that after the GOP took control of the House that year, DeLay had begun keeping a little black book with the names of Washington lobbyists who wanted to come see him. If the lobbyists were not Republicans and contributors to his power base, they didn't get into "the people's House." DeLay not only confirmed the story, he showed me the book. His time was limited, DeLay explained with a genial smile. Why should he open his door to people who were not on the team?

Thus began what historians will regard as the single most corrupt decade in the long and colorful history of the House of Representatives.
Come on, you say. How about all those years when congressmen accepted cash in the House chamber and then staggered onto the floor drunk? Yes, special interests have bought off members of Congress at least since Daniel Webster took his seat while on the payroll of a bank. And yes, Congress over the years has seen dozens of sex scandals and dozens of members brought low by financial improprieties. But never before has the leadership of the House been hijacked by a small band of extremists bent on building a ruthless shakedown machine, lining the pockets of their richest constituents and rolling back popular protections for ordinary people. These folks borrow like banana republics and spend like Tip O'Neill on speed.

I have no idea if DeLay has technically broken the law. What interests me is how this moderate, evenly divided nation came to be ruled on at least one side of Capitol Hill by a zealot. This is a man who calls the Environmental Protection Agency "the Gestapo of government" and favors repealing the Clean Air Act because "it's never been proven that air toxins are hazardous to people"; who insists repeatedly that judges on the other side of issues "need to be intimidated" and rejects the idea of a separation of church and state; who claims there are no parents trying to raise families on the minimum wage—that "fortunately, such families do not exist" (at least Newt Gingrich was intrigued by the challenges of poverty); who once said: "A woman can't take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure." I could go on all day. Congress has always had its share of extremists. But the DeLay era is the first time the fringe has ever been in charge.

Jonathan Alter, Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9557669/site/newsweek/

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