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Thursday, January 10, 2008

America Spiraling Downward - Dirty Politics As Usual

I am not familiar with Kucinich or his policies but this is WRONG WRONG WRONG! No one should have to swear loyalty to a man or to a party.
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http://alternet.org/blogs/peek/72745

Kucinich Sues Dems to Get on TX Ballot

Posted by Joshua Holland, AlterNet at 3:55 PM on January 4, 2008


Judging by what I'm reading today, the primaries are all wrapped up. Apparently, 300,000 mostly white, largely rural Iowans will decide our choices for president.

And Ron Paul, with $20 million bucks raised in a quarter, 10 percent of the Iowa vote and a legion of loyal fans, isn't being allowed to debate on Fox News in New Hampshire. ABC is cutting Kucinich, Gravel and Repub Duncan Hunter from it's debate.

[WA: Ofcourse not. Fox is the administration's pet poodle media outlet and they won't allow anyone to speak that doesn't follow the prez's party line.]

But this might be the most annoying bit of BS out of all of it. AP:

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, along with supporter Willie Nelson, have filed a lawsuit to get Kucinich on the ballot in Texas after they say the Texas Democratic Party rejected his application.
The civil lawsuit was delivered late Wednesday afternoon to U.S. District Court for the Western District of the United States, Kucinich spokesman Andy Juniewicz said late Wednesday evening.
The lawsuit says that Kucinich was informed by the Texas Democratic Party on Wednesday that his application was "defective" because he crossed out a loyalty oath in the application that said he would swear to support whoever the Democratic nominee for president might be.

A loyalty oath? A fucking loyalty oath? To support whomever the Dems might put up there? My God, did they translate it from some old Ba'ath party paperwork they found in Baghdad?

The lawsuit asks that a temporary restraining order be issued to stop the Texas Democratic Party from certifying to the Texas Secretary of State a list of candidates and to restrict the secretary of state from accepting any list that doesn't include the name of a qualified candidate who refuses the loyalty oath.
Kucinich, a congressman from Ohio, also wants the court to declare that the oath requirement violates the First Amendment and the 14th Amendment in the Constitution.

[WA:Does anyone besides the people give a damn about the Constitution any more? Even our fearless leader-Commander-Decider President says it is "just a g-d piece of paper" even though he has twice sworn an oath to protect and honor it.. No one else seems to honor it either.]
"He's right to challenge a blind loyalty oath to the Democratic Party because it's un-American," Willie Nelson said in a news release from the Kucinich campaign.
Calls for comment made to the Texas Democratic Party and the secretary of state's office after business hours on Wednesday were not immediately returned.

That anybody considers this country to be anything more than a nominal democracy is a sad, pathetic joke.

[WA: Swear a loyalty oath to a MAN? We can swear loyalty to the Constitution or to our country but NOT to a man, for crying out loud! Texas, I'm ashamed of you!]

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Tagged as: nightmare, dems, kucinich

Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet.


COMMENTS:

Blogger Christine and Drew said...

Holy crap, what a joke. I'm not necessarily a Kucinich guy, I consider myself fairly undecided, but god damn there is no way that is fair.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:44:00 PM

Blogger Christine and Drew said...

Forgot to plug our blog - www.everyonespeaks.com. Take a look, if you like what you see, pass it on. Or not. I'm digging this blog though.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:45:00 PM

Blogger Worried American said...

Thank you Christine and Drew for visiting us and thank you for your input and approval of our blog. Please continue to visit us. You are very welcome.

We will certainly visit you. I tend to be very forgetful these days but partner Granny Ann is always faithful to visit new readers.

In case you are unfamiliar with us, we are three senior citizens as team members here, each with different backgrounds, posting styles, and occasionally (rarely) different opinions. We are deeply concerned about the future of our nation and the future for the younger generations.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 4:05:00 PM

Blogger Granny said...

Hi there C & D. WA sometimes gives my memory too much credit but I'll be there.

I hadn't heard that about Dennis K. although I did know he's filed an FCC complaint against ABC.

Loyalty oath? To support some so far unknown person? Has TX taken leave of its senses?

Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:34:00 PM

Blogger Granny said...

WA, you're not familiar with Dennis K. because the media and his own party ignore him.

He's been trying in vain to impeach Bush for at least the entire last term and probably before.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:47:00 PM

Blogger Worried American said...

Like I said, I am ashamed of our Texas Dem party!

"He's been trying in vain to impeach Bush for at least the entire last term and probably before."

OHO! THAT'S why he is persona non grata! Makes me in favor of him, sight unseen.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 9:58:00 PM

WA: maybe the Arabs have a point in saying "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". :-)

Blogger Granny said...

Dennis is the most liberal/progressive hands down of all the Democrats. He's also a little eccentric which means people laugh instead of paying attention.

I'll vote for him in the CA Primary and then switch to whomever eventually gets the nomination.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:36:00 PM

Blogger Yellow Rose of Texas said...

This is awful! When will it come to pass that we The People will be required to sign loyalty oaths to politicians and the president?

Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:48:00 PM


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8 Comments:

  • At Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:44:00 PM , Blogger Christine and Drew said...

    Holy crap, what a joke. I'm not necessarily a Kucinich guy, I consider myself fairly undesiced, but god damn there is no way that is fair.

     
  • At Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:45:00 PM , Blogger Christine and Drew said...

    Forgot to plug our blog - www.everyonespeaks.com. Take a look, if you like what you see, pass it on. Or not. I'm digging this blog though.

     
  • At Thursday, January 10, 2008 4:05:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Thank you Christine and Drew for visiting us and thank you for your input and approval of our blog. Please continue to visit us. You are very welcome.

    We will certainly visit you. I tend to be very forgetful these days but Granny Ann is always faithful to visit new readers.

    In case you are unfamiliar with us, we are three senior citizens as team members here, each with different backgrounds, posting styles, and occasionally (rarely) different opinions. We are deeply concerned about the future of our nation and the future for the younger generations.

     
  • At Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:34:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    Hi there C & D. WA sometimes gives my memory too much credit but I'll be there.

    I hadn't heard that about Dennis K. although I did know he's filed an FCC complaint against ABC.

    Loyalty oath? To support some so far unknown person? Has TX taken leave of its senses?

     
  • At Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:47:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    WA, you're not familiar with Dennis K. because the media and his own party ignore him.

    He's been trying in vain to impeach Bush for at least the entire last term and probably before.

     
  • At Thursday, January 10, 2008 9:58:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Like I said, I am ashamed of our Texas Dem party!

    "He's been trying in vain to impeach Bush for at least the entire last term and probably before."

    OHO! THAT'S why he is persona non grata! Makes me in favor of him, sight unseen.

     
  • At Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:36:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    Dennis is the most liberal/progressive hands down of all the Democrats. He's also a little eccentric which means people laugh instead of paying attention.

    I'll vote for him in the CA Primary and then switch to whomever eventually gets the nomination.

     
  • At Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:48:00 PM , Blogger Yellow Rose of Texas said...

    This is awful! When will it come to pass that we The People will be required to sign loyalty oaths to politicians and the president?

     

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