Day Five; Revolt in the House of Representatives Rolls On

humanevents.com/article.php?id=27960&s=rcme

Day Five and the otherwise unreported House of Representatives revolt rolls on.

Not a word about it in the liberal media. Surprised?

:yawn: Day 9,474,5689 of liberal bashing on CAF. Business as usual.

No one seems to be paying attention. At this point, there is hardly anything in the world more irrelevant to getting America back on track than a republican congressman. Indeed, they, and their democrat counterparts have become part of the problem.

Much of the bungling done by this last administration could not have been accomplished without a passive and venial Congress.

Since when did stating a fact become bashing? We certainly would not want the voting public to find out what is going on in the Congress, now would we?

Can you tell it’s an election year?:smiley:

Paul

But now that seems to be perpetual. The campaigning never stops.

That is why we need term limits.

examiner.com/a-1529815~Pelosi_is_out_of_touch_on_energy.html

I found this in the Washington Examiner newspaper. But of course nothing has been said in my local midwest newspapers.
Hopefully, when the House resumes in Sept. this will be a critical point for discussion and vote, irregardless of Congresswoman Pelosi.

Wait and see. My prediction is that the “Swift Boat” tactics will be taken up by both parties this year.

Regrettably, that sort of viciousness and dishonesty works, and I doubt if either party has the moral fiber to resist it.

By “Swift Boat” you mean revealing the truth about a politician, especially, one running for President by those involved. Or is that not allowed?

But now that seems to be perpetual. The campaigning never stops.

No truer words could be spoken…and it’s a shame.

John

Wait and see. My prediction is that the “Swift Boat” tactics will be taken up by both parties this year.

Regrettably, that sort of viciousness and dishonesty works, and I doubt if either party has the moral fiber to resist it.

Also, unfortunately true.

John

By “Swift Boat” you mean revealing the truth about a politician, especially, one running for President by those involved. Or is that not allowed?

“Swift Boat” and “truth” are no longer in shouting distance of each other in the American lexicon. It has, for obvious reasons, become a term for the worst sort of character assassination and dishonesty in politics.

And it is just the worst example in recent years; it is by no means confined only to the republican party. The democrats have done similar things, in other elections. It is one of the reasons I am completely disgusted with both major parties.

Then why associate the term “Swift Boat” to this action? Are you saying the Swift Boat Vets were lying?

Are you saying the Swift Boat Vets were lying?

No. Most of them took no part in the smear, and some even contradicted the guys who did lie.

For example, the doctor who claimed to have treated (candidate’s) wound, and it was nothing but a scratch was outed when another navy medic produced the documents showing that he was lying about having treated the wound at all.

Another, a chief for another Swift Boat commander, contradicted the Lt.'s claim that there had never been a firefight. He remarked that the Lt. had fallen overboard as the fight started, and he had to fish him out of the water. He also said that he was a Republican and would never vote for (candidate), but he would not tolerate lying about him.

Another, a commander who had been induced by the (other candidate) campaign later admitted to the news media that he had not told the truth.

Another, a veteran living in Texas, told him the (other candidate) campaign called him and tried to get him to lie about the events in that time.

So no. Most of the Swift Boat veterans did not lie. The ones who did were all connected to a special interest group being advised by a lawyer for the (other candidate) campaign.

Again, why use the term “Swift Boat” to describe the lies the candidates and their parties say about each other? And I agree with you that both parties like to use the same smear technique to promote their own candidate.

I don’t know if we’d need another thread, but how would we go about a grassroots movement to change the constitution to REQUIRE term limits for senators and representatives? I think the common American on both sides of the aisle would be willing to unite and agree on this one.

Again, why use the term “Swift Boat” to describe the lies the candidates and their parties say about each other?

The campaign set up an organization called “the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth”, from which the name stuck. It has become a term for egregious character assassination. Although I didn’t vote for (candidate), I regarded the smear against him and his fellow veterans to be despicable. Whatever his political liabilities (and they are considerable), his courage and loyalty to America are admirable. It’s unfortunate that a branch of the Navy that had the most casualties, the most decorations, and the most courageous sailors, ended up being synonymous with the lowest of people in this country.

And I agree with you that both parties like to use the same smear technique to promote their own candidate.

It’s already starting. On both sides. Do what I do. Vote for a party that doesn’t do things like that. As long as we reward scum for being scum by electing them, we will get the sort of government we have.

I don’t know if we’d need another thread, but how would we go about a grassroots movement to change the constitution to REQUIRE term limits for senators and representatives? I think the common American on both sides of the aisle would be willing to unite and agree on this one.

The Republicans wanted it, because at the time, they had few incumbents. Now that they are incumbents feeling the heat, they no longer talk about term limits.

It was just a scam. I wouldn’t be surprised if the democrats started using it to get GOP incumbents out.

That’s why I am wondering if We The People, Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, Libertarian, Green, etc. would truly unite on this ONE issue and take the law back into our hands to demand or pass an amendment to the constitution requiring term limits. Why are we remaining apathetic pawns for the few elite in policy making?

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