So They're Fond of Condemnations Are They?

If They Want A Condemnation We'll Give Them One

Once in a rare while a member of Congress will speak the plain truth without equivocation.

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And when Pete Stark stood up to accuse the president of the United States of having no conscience about the deaths of the thousands of valiant troops he sent on a criminal war mission (for his "amusement" Stark said), while at the same time stealing the medicines out of the mouths of babes, not a word was voiced in protest by the Republicans present in the moment. There was only a mild generalized statement from the chair about avoiding personal references to the president.

And the reason there was not a peep of actual outrage when Stark spoke those indicting words (that they are so howling about now), is that they knew in what was left of their hearts, that it was all shamefully true.

How unlike the instant and unanimous reaction of the Democrats, when mean Jean Schmidt called John Murtha a coward for wanting to bring our troops home from the senseless slaughter, shouting at the chair to take her words down. And did Schmidt sincerely apologize for anything? Of course not. No Republican ever apologizes unless forced to. They just blame the media for accurately reporting their words, and blame our ears for hearing what they said and meant.

So let us be clear. What Pete Stark said was not over the line.

It was not over the top, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with Stark's choice of words.

We are talking about a president who, when he was not being obstinately surly, has snickered his way through every press conference since he lied us into invading Iraq. We are talking about a president who was making funny faces into the camera in the seconds before he went live on the air to announce the assault. And who, with the raucous approval of the entire media press corps, thought those lies were just a laugh riot in hindsight.

But in an attempt to again shut up any courageous voice of dissent, the right wing noise machine is trying after the fact to drum up messages of condemnation. So they want a condemnation do they? Well we'll give them one. This action page will send your personal message on the subject, "We condemn the entire Republican leadership."

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We condemn the Republican leadership for mercilessly obstructing every congressional action of merit, even where that action was supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people, as in their engineering of the failure to override the veto of SCHIP
(latest poll 81% supporting).

We condemn the Republican leadership for resorting to filibusters at a historic record pace, since they lost the majorities in Congress which majorities they had done nothing with but abuse.

We condemn the Republican leadership for doing nothing to hold the White House accountable for their lies and shredding of the Constitution, through illegal wiretaps, torture and all, because of their greed for political power, not allowing even investigations in these matters.

We condemn the Republican leadership for using our troops as political props, while exploiting their suffering and death for the profit of their war profiteer contributors.

We condemn the Republican leadership for their cynical and sinful hypocrisy in being the most corrupt and scandalous pack of thieves who have ever held national office, now resigning at an unprecedented clip (or reneging on the promise to do so), all the while posturing to their gullible diehard supporters as the most righteous.

And we condemn the Republican leadership for seeking to hold others to a standard of decorum that they themselves grossly and repeatedly violate with the most hateful and false negative attack ads that have ever besmirched the American political discourse.

We tried ourselves to call our members of Congress on Friday by phone to offer messages of support for Stark. Randi Rhodes was giving out the toll free Congressional phone numbers on the air for this purpose, bless her heart. But the answering machines were all full, we presume mostly with those words of encouragement.

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Well we need to do more. But the only way you are going to be able to get through to Washington this weekend is by email, which is what the action page above will send to all your members of Congress at once. We need every living, breathing activist we've got to submit that action page and tell them we've had it. Enough. You will not back us down with trumped up attacks on our heros. You're going to pass SCHIP again just the way it is, and make the override go the other way if necessary.

The action page sends nothing but the stated subject line. Add your own choice words about whatever issues you are most upset about, whether it's the occupation, SCHIP, no immunity for law breaking telecoms, no attack on Iran, or anything else.

We want their email inboxes stuffed by Monday morning. We want their latest fake outrage to backfire on them in the biggest way. We need to flood them with emails this weekend like this is the biggest issue that ever was. Because it is. And the issue is this . . .

We Will Not Back Down

Not an inch. Never again. We win this issue, we win them all. We the people are running the show from now on. Let's show them how we respond to their calls for condemnation of Stark. We condemn THEM, not Stark. In numbers like they've never seen. And then we can start passing some meaningful legislation around here, over the president's smirking objection if necessary.

If you want to do more, email all your friends from the same action page and encourage them to speak out too.

We almost got the first override the first time. With 81% of the American people on our side now, is the time to pour it on, the cable news talking fluff heads be damned.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.


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