Subject: Bob Parry's Hillary problem?
Bart, you're still an excellent source of info on those ol' "inter-tubes"... but, you STILL let your biases cloud your objectivity.
Parry had EVERY RIGHT to be worried,
outraged, whatever, about Bill Clinton's SWEEPING ON-GOING
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS into Reagan/Bush-1 administration abuses
of power (you know, like illegal, secret wars, dealing with the enemy,
using US hostages in Iran as a election-winning chip, etc. etc. etc.)
and I am proud that I am the reader who asked Parry to post the contents
of the first chapter of his book "Secrecy ? Privilege" on-line
a year ago,
....so anyone in the world could see, at the touch of their fingerprints, just how DESTRUCTIVE TO CLINTON's OWN administration - much less tens of millions of Democratic voters ? American citizens - was his ill-informed WHITEWASHING ? CLOSING of those vital investigations into Bush-Sr. lies ? criminal conduct.
Clinton's failure to proceed with those investigations ALLOWED Republicans to portray the BUSH-1 RECESSION as the DEMOCRATS' fault, in general, and Clinton WH fault, in particular!!
That is TENS of THOUSANDS upon
MILLIONS of dollars in pro-Rethuglican PR in our national media
- a public perception that has ONLY been UNDONE __THIS_
election, and then only because Republican CORRUPTION has finally extended
to LOOTING not only American wallets (gas prices, insurance, health
care, food prices, etc.) and, even worse for Repubs,
the LOOTING of PENSIONS of the comfortably middle-class, people
who in the boom Clinton era had PRETENSIONS of BEING UPPER-CLASS
- and thus who started voting Rethuglican!
SO NOW that Parry holds a SIMILAR, WELL-FOUNDED FEAR of the incoming OBAMA campaign WHITEWASHING this administration's mega-foul-ups, Bart goes off on his stupid "Robert Parry hates HILLARY' tear ????
WTF, BART?! HILLARY is
BARELY MENTIONED in Parry's book
Hillary's flips ? flops and "insert foot in mouth" record would have to include her stupid, REPEATED (repeatedly caught on video) moronic comments that she ? her daughter WERE EXPOSED TO SNIPER FIRE in Bosnia (NOT!); her STUPID "I'm not like Loretta Lynn, I'm NOT just going to just 'stand by my man'," and of course here working in uber-corporate ROSE LAW FIRM, or her being a member of WAL-MART BOARD OF DIRECTORS (put there ONLY because _her husband_ was governor of Wal-Mart's home state) AT A TIME when Wal-Mart went on a TWENTY YEAR "BUST UNIONS!" and even worse, "KEEP WOMEN OUT OF MANAGEMENT!" tear!
Believe it or not, DESPITE the above record, I am NOT out to trash the Hillary nomination for SecState - she isn't any worse than Madeline Albright, she couldn't be any worse than Janet Reno as AG, and she SURE N' HELL couldn't be any worse than NatSecurityAdvisor (now SecSt) Condi Rice, who, when told by the CIA "BIN LADEN HAS CELLS IN AMERICA PLANNING TO STRIKE SOON", she did NOTHING when the her VP boss (dastardly dick) told her "fughit about it."
So - Parry, as he well should be, is AGHAST at the Possibility that an Obama admin. will HELP RETHUGLICANS WHITEWASH 8 years of CRIMINAL CONDUCT and gross, in-your-face CORRUPTION - and Bartcop chooses to play up the "PARRY HATES HILLARY" angle?????
IF Republican MALFEASANCE is kept OUT of the news, they WILL, IMMEDIATELY BLAME the Obama admin. and Democrats FOR THE BUSH-2 RECESSION, just as TIMMY McVEIGH and the Right-Wing militias, and Right-Wing HATE RADIO, BLAMED "TAX ? SPEND, Big Government Regulation DEMOCRATS" for the Bush-1 RECESSION, which was brought about by (duh) the TWIN Rethuglican PILLARS of #1. DEFICIT ECONOMICS and insider/crony/LOOTING of America "DEREGULATION".
And, btw, as much as I admire and respect Parry, he has never replied to my e-mails. (Though he did take up my suggestion to post Ch.1 of Secrecy ? Privilege, and he did post another comment on his blog a year ago.
I don't mind the snub from
Parry.... but I DO find Bart's childish "Parry Hates Hillary!" bias to
be disturbing, as if Hillary should be the center of the universe of something.
Obama is faced with the same choice that Clinton had:
Nobody wants the Bush bastards punished more than
me, but if I had to choose
Robert Parry (apparently - I'm not the mind-reader he is) wants revenge
The GOP are crazed animals - they're going to do what they're going
In 1998, the voters were very clear that they didn't want Clinton impeached.
In 2006, they lost both houses of congress but STILL they stuck with
In 2008, they lost even more seats in the Houise and Senate and only
now is it beginning
The GOP, like a serial rapist/murderer, is going to do what they're
going to do.
Obama can squander his presidency by looking backwards
I think Obama is smarter than you and Bob Parry.
If a policeman pulls up to a drug dealer on a corner in Baltimore and
Telling Bush "Impeachment is off the table"
was incredibly stupid.
How can someone that stupid still be Speaker of the House?