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Impeach Bush and Cheney, Update Election 2008 Mess…Behind The Scene, In The Shadows and in Between!



Impeach Bush and Cheney, Update Election 2008 Mess…Behind The Scene, In The Shadows and in Between!


Officials Monitor Thousands of Letters without Warrants John Byrne
Published: Thursday March 6, 2008


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The FBI Deputizes Business By Matthew Rothschild, March 2008 Issue



The Silent Coup By Liza Persson

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BOB SHEIFFER COMMENTARY ON POLITICAL NAME CALLING

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QUIT MESSING AROUND AND…LET’S IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT!


FLA. MAIL-IN PRIMARY PLAN GAINS TRACTION


http://www.courant.com/news/politics/ats-ap_politics10mar09,0,1036256.story

| Associated Press Writer

8:44 PM EDT, March 9, 2008


WASHINGTON - A consensus began to emerge Sunday that the best way to give Florida's Democrats a voice in electing a candidate for president lies with the U.S. Postal Service.



The Democratic National Committee stripped Florida and Michigan of all their convention delegates -- a total of 313 -- for holding their primaries too early, making both contests meaningless. New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won both states, but no delegates. Her rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, did not appear on Michigan's ballot.



But the disqualification of Florida and Michigan has created a headache for the Democratic party due to the unexpected closeness of the race between Obama and Clinton. Officials from both states are trying to figure out how best to resolve the issue before the national convention in August.


DNC Chairman Howard Dean said a mail-in primary is "actually a very good process."



"Every voter gets a ballot in the mail," the former Vermont governor said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "It's comprehensive, you get to vote if you're in Iraq or in a nursing home. It's not a bad way to do this."



As for who pays, Dean said, "That is a problem," reiterating that the party needs its money for the general election campaign against Republican John McCain.



He also ruled out the state of Florida, where Republican Gov. Charlie Crist has nixed the idea. Dean suggested the state Democratic party might foot the bill. Florida's political parties, unlike the DNC, can accept unlimited contributions.



Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., supports the mail-in solution, comparing it to an absentee ballot process. He also pinned his hopes on the state party to pay for it.



"Since Governor Dean has said he's not going to do it in the DNC, the Florida Democratic Party's going to have to go out and raise the money," he said. "We're looking at about $6 million."



Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., appeared to be amenable to a mail-in solution for his state, though with less enthusiasm.



Speaking on ABC's "This Week," Levin said doing the election again would be against state law. "That can't be changed, and that can't be paid for," he said. Levin also said caucuses would be difficult, with 500 potential sites.



"The one possibility would be some kind of a mail-in caucus," he said. "But there's some real problems with that, too. Not just cost, but the security issue. How do you make sure that hundreds of thousands, perhaps a million or more ballots can be properly counted and that duplicate ballots can be avoided?"



Obama currently has more delegates than Clinton, but that could be eclipsed if Clinton were to win a large enough portion of Florida and Michigan's delegates.


UNDECLARED DEMOCRATIC SUPER DELEGATES PLAY A WAITING GAME; OBAMA WINS WYOMING CAUCUSES

| Washington Post March 9, 2008


WASHINGTON — - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's trio of victories over Sen. Barack Obama last week appears to have persuaded a lot of uncommitted Democratic superdelegates to wait until the end of the primaries before picking a candidate, according to a survey by The Washington Post.



Many of the 80 uncommitted superdelegates who were contacted said they are reluctant to override the clear will of voters.

"You're going to see a lot of delegates remaining uncommitted," said Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., who has not endorsed either candidate. "There's a sense that this is going to Denver not resolved."


Obama's victory in Saturday's Wyoming caucuses gave him an additional seven delegates, bringing his total to 1,578. Clinton won five delegates, bringing her total to 1,468, according to the latest tally by the Associated Press. Obama had 61 percent, or 5,378 votes, to Clinton's 38 percent, or 3,312 votes, with all 23 Wyoming counties reporting.



At the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August, there will be 795 superdelegates — members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state and national party leaders who have automatic seats — and more than 300 remain uncommitted.



Pat Waak, who chairs the Colorado Democratic Party, expressed the view of many uncommitted superdelegates. "My hope is that there's a clear lead among pledged delegates and the popular vote before we get to the convention, so that the automatic delegates can reflect what's happening nationally," she said. "I'm just very hopeful that it's not up to us."



But Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury said that if there is no clear leader, he is prepared to exercise his judgment. "If the pledged-delegate total is within 100 votes or whatever, I don't think there's a great deal of significance in that," said Bradbury, who also represents other secretaries of state as a superdelegate.



He added: "I just believe that the determining factor for superdelegates shouldn't be, 'Well, 49 percent voted for Hillary and 51 percent voted for Obama, and that decides it for us.' Sorry, but that's not how it works."



Other superdelegates also said if the race were close, they would not feel bound to support the candidate who has more pledged delegates.



"If superdelegates were just intended to automatically vote for the preference someone else expressed, there wouldn't be any purpose," said Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.



Party rules allocating delegates on a proportional basis make it virtually certain that Obama will finish the primary season with more pledged delegates than Clinton. But neither he nor his rival can clinch the nomination without the superdelegates.



So far Clinton, with 242 superdelegates, has had more success soliciting their support than Obama, who has the backing of 210. The potential power of the superdelegates to decide the race has conjured up fears of party bosses repairing to smoke-filled rooms to pick a nominee, but the reality is far different. These delegates have never met as a group, and the first time they do may be on the floor of the convention, along with more than 4,000 pledged delegates.



By one analysis provided to The Post, half of the uncommitted delegates are elected officials, almost a third come from states that have not yet held primaries or caucuses, a third are women, and about a fifth are black or Hispanic.



Clinton jumped into an early lead in the superdelegate battle, leveraging her connections and a belief among party regulars early in the process that she was the all-but-inevitable nominee. When Obama went on his February winning streak, the tide shifted and he began to catch up.



The two candidates are fiercely competing for the superdelegates. But they are resisting.



Don Bivens, the party chair in Arizona, said he feels a responsibility to help keep peace in the Democratic family and will wait before choosing sides, and then only after touching various bases within the party. But he added, "I do not feel bound by the popular vote; otherwise there would be no reason to have superdelegates, just to rubber-stamp" the outcomes of primaries and caucuses.



Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., who is close to both candidates, noted, "The dynamics of a general election are very different from either a primary or a caucus. ... The question will become, for my state — and this will be my calculation — how can I best deliver the nine electoral votes from Colorado to the nominee?"



Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., added another criterion, which he called "perhaps the most important" one: Who would make the best president?"


Primary Results Offer Some Surprises
Cincinnati CityBeat - Cincinnati,OH,USA
For background on these races and issues, as well as more analysis of the results, check CityBeat's "Ohio Primary" special section here. ...
Clinton won 83 of 88 counties in Ohio. Obama took only the three largest: Cuyahoga (Cleveland), Franklin (Columbus) and Hamilton, plus Montgomery County (Dayton) and Delaware County in suburban Columbus. Hamilton County went for Obama 68-31 percent, his largest spread in the state.


The mayors of Cleveland (Frank Jackson), Columbus (Mike Coleman) and Cincinnati's Mark Mallory had endorsed Obama before the primary, undoubtedly helping his profile in those areas. Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin announced her support for Obama earlier today, saying she based her decision on her city's vote totals.


Clinton did especially well in northeastern and southeastern Ohio, blue-collar and rural areas (respectively) where she'd campaigned in the past week. Gov. Ted Strickland, who supported her from the beginning of her campaign, did well in those same areas when he beat Ken Blackwell in 2006.


For a breakdown of the Clinton-Obama results in Ohio by Congressional district, check out the Secretary of State's web site here. (Well worth the click!)


Democratic fight will likely benefit John McCain in Michigan ...
MLive.com - MI,USA
The Democratic National Committee stripped the delegates of both Michigan and Florida for breaking party rules by holding early primaries. ...


With the Democratic presidential candidates still tearing into each other, a GOP unifying behind Sen. John McCain thinks Michigan is back in play for the November election.


"I think the attacks on the Democratic side will get sharper and more direct," said GOP state chairman Saul Anuzis.


Associated Press photoPresident Bush and Republican nominee-in-waiting, Sen. John McCain, at the White House Wednesday after the president endorsed McCain.


"I think clearly there is going to be a strategic advantage."


It may be more than political spin on the part of Anuzis.


The Arizona senator locked up the Republican nomination Tuesday and basked in the endorsement of President Bush Wednesday, giving him months to satisfy a restive conservative base, define himself and raise funds. He also boasts a broad appeal to independent voters that could boost his chances in the state.


Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, are destined to spend time and money attacking each other.


Clinton is back in the race with wins in Texas and Ohio, raising the prospect the two could battle all the way to the Denver convention in August.


"It's going to get real nitpicky because they are very close on the issues," said Kent County Democratic Chairwoman Sue Levy.


"I certainly don't want any more divisiveness."


Echoing Anuzis' analysis, Levy worries that a protracted, combative campaign could put Michigan -- which has not gone Republican since 1988 -- back in the GOP column.


As if to underline that prospect, conservative radio talk show icon Rush Limbaugh urged listeners this week to vote for Clinton and thus weaken the party by keeping the Democratic race alive.


Gandhi Peace Brigade/ Jes' Trial on Torture & Leslie's Rolling Fast
By CODEPINK(CODEPINK)
Also continue to call Congressman Conyers (202-225-5126) and ask him to begin impeachment hearings against Vice President Cheney! Leslie and I are deeply concerned the Bush Administration is planning to attack Iran ...
CODEPINK DC in Action: Don't... - http://codepinkdc.blogspot.com/


HOW WOULD I PREPARE A FEW CAMPAIGN TALKING POINTS…ETC.


WHY OBAMA, NOT CLINTON?


Here are some of the reasons Barack Obama, not Hillary Clinton, is the change America needs.


DEMOCRACY


In Iowa, the Hillary Clinton campaign actively worked to suppress the votes of Iowa students.


In New Hampshire, the Hillary Clinton campaign harassed “get-out-the-vote” workers at the polls to hinder their efforts.


In Nevada, the Hillary Clinton campaign’s supporters filed a lawsuit that aimed to suppress the vote of culinary union members.


In Nevada, the Hillary Clinton campaign shut the doors on caucus-goers 30 minutes earlier than the official rules stated. Caucus-goers were not allowed to participate.


The Clinton campaign announced that they would go after Barack Obama’s pledged Democratic delegates (the delegates he won in the primaries and caucuses) if the nomination went to the convention. In other words, if you voted or caucused for Obama, your vote may not count. After public outrage, the Clinton campaign backtracked.


It is a sad day when America becomes dominated by two political families–the Bush family and the Clintons. America should be a democracy, not a dynasty.


ECONOMIC CONCERNS


In 1998, Hillary Clinton praised NAFTA, the bill President Bill Clinton signed into law. Now she opposes it. Barack Obama opposed it. NAFTA has been devastating to rural America.


Hillary Clinton has gone to other countries and proclaimed that “outsourcing will continue.” However, in front of American audiences she tempers this and talks about the problems with outsourcing American jobs. Why isn’t she saying the same things in both places?


Hillary Clinton misled an Iowa voter about her position on social security. The voter is still unsure where she stands.


Hillary Clinton argued that Americans who make over $97,000 per year are the middle-class.


The Washington Post gave Barack Obama an A- for his economic stimulus plan and gave Hillary Clinton a C+.


ELECTABILITY


The polls consistently show that Barack Obama does better against John McCain than does Hillary Clinton.


THE ENVIRONMENT


The League of Conservation Voters gave Barack Obama a higher score on his environmental voting record than all the other Democratic nominees.


ETHICS AND LOBBYISTS REFORM


Barack Obama has a superior record to Hillary Clinton on confronting lobbyists and special interests.


Barack Obama does not take federal PAC or federal lobbyist funding for his Presidential campaign, while Hillary Clinton does. In fact, Hillary Clinton said, “Lobbyists represent real Americans.”


Barack Obama has released his personal income tax returns to the public for scrutiny, while Hillary Clinton has not.


Hillary Clinton uses more earmarks and pork spending than any other Democratic nominee or Republican nominee.


Barack Obama passed the toughest ethics reform legislation in the U.S. Senate since Watergate, while Hillary has not passed a bill yet of this magnitude.


The majority of Barack Obama’s campaign funding comes from small donors, while the majority of Clinton’s comes from large donors.


Barack Obama was the leader in revealing to the public all of his federal earmark requests, while Hillary Clinton was not.


EXPERIENCE


Barack Obama has both sufficient experience and a record of good judgment.


Barack Obama will have held elected office for 12 years before becoming President. Hillary Clinton will only have held office for 8 years.


While Clinton claims experience from her husband’s presidency, she will not release her White House papers to let us know specifically what that experience is.


She cited her experience as the reason she voted to go to Iraq, so that nullified her experience argument.


Even Bill Clinton said when people criticized him for being inexperienced in the 1990s that, “The same old experience is not relevant.”


Barack Obama will be older than Bill Clinton, Teddy Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy were before they took the presidency. He can’t help that he takes care of himself and ages well.


As John Kerry argues, Barack Obama has more legislative experience than either Hillary Clinton or John Edwards.


Barack Obama has passed more progressive legislation in his lifetime than Hillary Clinton. As an Illinois Senator he passed over 200 of the bills he wrote. These bills include:


A bill that expanded healthcare to over 100,000 people in Illinois.


A bill that set up community health centers to serve underserved populations.


A bill that provided the earned income tax credit to thousands of Illinois families.


A bill that reformed the death penalty that had sent innocent people to death row


A bill that banned gifts and meals from lobbyists.


And much more.


While Hillary Clinton has spent more time in the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama has gotten more substantive legislation that affects the American people passed while he’s been there. Many of Clinton’s bills were about naming post offices and buildings. However, Obama’s legislation includes:

A bill with Senator Richard Lugar which bans the development of nuclear weapons.


A bill that created a public database where average Americans can see how the government is spending their money.


A bill that provided important assistance to address the situation in the Congo.


A bill that Nancy Pelosi calls “one of the toughest ethics reform” bills in this history of the Congress.


FOREIGN POLICY


Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War, while Barack Obama opposed the war from the start.


Hillary Clinton did not read the National Intelligence Estimate report before voting to send troops to Iraq.


Barack Obama agrees that America should talk to countries that are our foes, while Hillary Clinton takes issue with his position.


Barack Obama understands the basic facts about Pakistan’s electoral system better than Hillary Clinton.


While Barack Obama has proposed a detailed foreign policy plan, Hillary Clinton has not provided Obama’s level of detail.


Hillary Clinton’s current foreign policy advisers were largely supportive of the war in Iraq. Obama’s current foreign policy advisers are more “forward thinking” and generally did not support the war. We need people advising our president who have good judgment on foreign policy, not people who carry the old conventional wisdom.


HEALTH CARE


Hillary Clinton should be applauded for her work trying to get health care passed during the 1990s. However, Obama should be applauded as well for his eight-years of writing health care legislation and getting it signed into law at the state level. Obama has a lesser known, but impressive record of getting results on health care.


HOMELAND SECURITY


CIA Officials agree more with Barack Obama’s approach to finding Osama Bin Laden than with Hillary Clinton’s.


Hillary Clinton’s assessment of America’s homeland security status contradicts the assessment offered by national intelligence agencies.


HUMAN RIGHTS


Hillary Clinton was the last Democrat to support the torture pledge.


Hillary flip-flopped on the issue of whether America should use nuclear weapons.


Obama voted to ban the use of cluster bombs in civilian areas. Hillary Clinton voted against the ban. Cluster bombs have a high failure rate and are often mistaken by children for toys. They are indiscriminate and result in thousands of civilian deaths.


JUDICIAL SYSTEM


Hillary Clinton attacked Barack Obama for his position on mandatory minimum sentencing behind-the-scenes, while she touted her support for it in front of minority audiences.


Hillary Clinton was the only Democratic nominee to oppose retroactivity for mandatory minimum sentencing. All the other Democrats supported it. Even George Bush and the Supreme Court supported it.


While Hillary Clinton is opposed to retroactivity for crimes of poor people, she does not hold this standard for crimes of the rich.


LYING


News reporters have shown that Bill Clinton lied to voters about being opposed to the Iraq War from the start. The reporters have video of the Clintons expressing support for Bush’s actions back in 2002.


While Hillary Clinton gives traditional Washington non-answers to questions, Barack Obama has been praised by commentators for telling the truth.


All the Democrats made a pledge not to campaign in Florida or Michigan because the two states broke Democratic rules by moving their primaries ahead of other states. While Obama and Edwards abided by the rules and took their names off the Michigan ballot, Clinton kept her name on the ballot. Right before the Florida primary, Clinton started working to get the Florida delegates counted even though she agreed not to do so at the beginning of the primary season. If she cannot keep her promises during the campaign season, how will she keep her promises as President?


POVERTY


Hillary Clinton has the weakest formal platform of the top three Democratic nominees on addressing urban poverty.


Barack Obama has gotten more anti-poverty legislation signed into law in his lifetime than Hillary Clinton has. He passed numerous bills during his work in Illinois.


TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION


TechPresident rated Barack Obama’s technology platform as superior to Hillary Clinton’s.


WOMEN’S RIGHTS


In New Hampshire, the Hillary Clinton campaign misled female state senators to sign a letter attacking Senator Barack Obama’s women’s rights record. After the New Hampshire primary, the senators apologized for misleading people about his record and took issue with the Clinton campaign’s practices. This incident left great division among women’s rights activists in New Hampshire. Hillary is a woman not a Feminist! Basically she feels she made it on her “own;” every other woman can do so too. Don’t expect her help!


When women’s rights came under attack in South Dakota, women’s rights activists asked all the senators in Congress to write a letter and help fundraise on their behalf. Barack Obama was the only Senator who wrote a letter and fundraised on their behalf. Hillary Clinton did not.


Hillary Clinton also tried to mislead voters about Barack Obama’s commitment to helping victims of sexual abuse, an issue on which he has been a strong advocate.


AND THEN THERE IS THIS AND THIS AND THIS!


Anything Else? Yes; This Is All About Hillary; Not You, Not Me; Not This Nation; Not About The Restoration Of The Constitution; It’s All About Hillary And The Slime She Has Surrounded Herself With…And They Are Slime!


YES, HILLARY IS INDEED LONG ON EXPERIENCE!


SCENE IRAQ

The flow of blood may be ebbing, but the flood of money into the Iraq war is steadily rising, new analyses show. In 2008, its sixth year, the war will cost approximately $12 billion a month, triple the "burn" rate of its earliest years, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and co-author Linda J. Bilmes report in a new book.


Beyond 2008, working with "best-case" and "realistic-moderate" scenarios, they project the Iraq and Afghan wars, including long-term U.S. military occupations of those countries, will cost the U.S. budget between $1.7 trillion and $2.7 trillion — or more — by 2017.


Interest on money borrowed to pay those costs could alone add $816 billion to that bottom line, they say.


The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has done its own projections and comes in lower, forecasting a cumulative cost by 2017 of $1.2 trillion to $1.7 trillion for the two wars, with Iraq generally accounting for three-quarters of the costs.


Variations in such estimates stem from the sliding scales of assumptions, scenarios and budget items that are counted. But whatever the estimate, the cost will be huge, the auditors of the Government Accountability Office say…..


Commentary Inside Iraq - McClatchy Newspapers (Reality Check)


And Still More Today!


DRUGS FOUND IN NATION'S DRINKING WATER

According to AOL News, tests were conducted on 35 of 62 major watersheds in the US and 28 of them are said to contain pharmaceuticals including mental health medicines such as mood stabilizers and anti anxiety medications along with such things as estrogen, caffeine and other chemicals used for a wide variety of health issues. The list of effected areas is coast to coast and quite extensive , a map appears in the article to which there is a link at the bottom of this entry.


At first glance it might appear that someone in connection with the pharmaceutical companies intends to terrorize the US by placing chemicals in our water supply, but if that were the case they wouldn't have used such expensive chemicals with mostly unnoticeable results. I'll give you a much more likely explanation. It's the result of chemtrail bombardments used in conjunction with direct energy weapons to mind control persons nationwide. Over the last few years I've personally witnessed -hundreds of times- the chemtrail planes dump enough chemicals in the sky to turn absolutely blue skies overcast, all of those chemicals will end up somewhere. Now we would have some idea of what is being sprayed and why.


The psychiatric medications make sense as a mind control issue, particularly if they are targeting an entire population, perhaps to keep people complacent, to prevent them from becoming too upset about political developments, the economy, the war, the environment. Some of them may be mildly hypnotic and make the populace more suggestible, perhaps to media propaganda or to synthetic telepathy. It's less apparent why they would have deployed any number of these other types of pharmaceuticals, but it could be to hide the reason for the psychotropics, or it could be that they work in conjunction with one another in ways that we simply wouldn't understand yet. In any event, it's obviously the chemtrails which are to blame for the presence of the chemicals, and quite apparently America is being secretly drugged.


There needs to be an immediate halt to the chemtrail spraying by the executive branch and a full investigation into the matter, including the involvement of pharmaceutical companies. It would require very, very large amounts of such drugs to have left such a presence in the nations watersheds, and someone has been providing them to the CIA for the purpose of aerial bombardment.


http://news.aol.com/health/story/ar/_a/probe-finds-drugs-in-drinking-water/20080309184409990001

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