Aim Info-War at Obama
by Robert Parry
Finally, Congress appears ready to
hold some high-profile hearings – except they won’t be about
the most important scandals of the past decade, like how the United
States was misled into the
Iraq invasion, how the Afghan War was bungled, how torture became a U.S. practice, or
bank deregulation and Wall Street greed nearly destroyed
In a déjà vu moment, Official Washington seems to be
following the old script from the early years
of Bill Clinton’s administration with almost identical results.
After winning the White House in 1992, Democrats chose to ignore major
crimes of the prior
Republican administrations – apparently as a gesture of bipartisanship
– only to have Republicans
offer no reciprocity, stage a quick electoral comeback and then launch
into trivial Democratic misdeeds.
For years, Parry said, "Clinton should've
known he couldn't trust the GOP."
Fine, that mistake was in 1993 - what's Obama's excuse for falling into
the same trap 16 years later?
That’s what is shaping up again as
Republican reclaim control of the House on Wednesday with
promises to conduct investigations that will put the Obama
administration further on the defensive
and will reinforce the dominant GOP narrative that “government is the
Yes, and the Democrats will stand idly by with their
heads up their asses while the GOP
spreads their lies and mis-information. Why are we such a party of
sheep and mice?
So, instead of examining the sweeping deregulation of Big Banks
and the perverse incentives
on Wall Street – as
culprits in the financial collapse of 2008 – Rep. Darrell Issa, the
Republican taking over the House Oversight Committee, has vowed to turn
spotlight on the role of Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac in supporting loans to homebuyers.
Yeah, can you believe that? The Great Depression of 2008
happened because Democrats
FORCED the banks - against their will
- to make all those extra trillions in profit.
In other words, we can expect the
economic crisis to be laid at the door of government-supported
efforts to help Americans buy homes, rather than the massive private corruption in the
of sub-prime loans offered by "shadow banks" and then traded by Wall Street firms in reckless
If only the liberals had gotten their jackboots off the
throats of poor CitiBank and Bear Stearns,
the market would be free to work it's magic because if we know one
thing for sure,
there's no greed on Wall Street.
Similarly, Issa will target
government regulation – rather than the consequences of unwise
deregulation – as the
cause for high unemployment.
On another front, instead of exposing the government deception and wishful
thinking that trapped
American troops in two botched wars, Issa plans to go after the Obama
administration for not
attacking WikiLeaks more
aggressively over its publication of classified government
All these investigations can be expected to provide scoops for Fox News
and other right-wing
media outlets further benefiting Republican candidates in 2012 when the
GOP expects to
consolidate its control of Congress and reclaim the White House. If the
experience of the
Clinton years continues to be predictive, the mainstream news media
will eagerly clamber
onto the right-wing bandwagon in pursuit of scandal stories.
Well, sure, that's a given.
The New York Whore Times went after Clinton and Whitewater for YEARS,
a full investigation showed the Clintons were innocent, but then that
same Old Grey Whore
did all they could to assist Cheney in his quest for world domination
thru invasions and
kidnappings and torture and look what happened when the Democrats
refused to fight back.
America's whore press will push the illegal Republican
agenda but then scream "scandal"
if some Democrat gets caught looking at some cute woman's
It's like some sick Three Stooges skit where they're so
giddy at finding some shiny dimes
they can't see the hundred dollar bills that and falling all around
This latest turn of the page on the
GOP’s old get-Clinton playbook was, of course, not unexpected.
Bob. Today's Democrats are constantly surprised at events that any Okie with an
IQ of 64
could see coming a mile
away. They're not only sheep and mice, they are clueless sheep
who cannot learn no matter how
many times they step into the same hole and break the same leg.
remains extraordinary is how clueless the Democrats continue to be
importance of official investigations in educating – or mis-educating –
the American people.
When's the last time you saw that mush
That last sentence has been written on bartcop.com a hundred times.
Because the Democrats are scared little mice who refuse to fight back -
or even attempt to
educate the ignorant voters, the Rethugs are going to look past the
bank robberies, the murders,
the invasions and the rest of it and go after Obama for the most
trivial matters possible - and we
all get to watch it unfold on the TV.
How did I get stuck in a
party that's so blind, stupid and weak?
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