Democratic Puppet Masters – What did they know and when did they know it

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update: McHenry Speechless When Asked To Provide Evidence That Foley Scandal Was Election Ploy 

Freshman Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) has been appearing on television shows all week suggesting that the Foley scandal was engineered by Democrats for electoral advantage…….[Wolf Blitzer asked McHenry five separate times whether he had any evidence whatsoever to support his conspiracy theory. McHenry had no answer. 

What did Democrats know about former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Cal. and his acceptance of bribes from and his steering of defense contracts to connected Republican businessmen such as Mitchell Wade and Brent Wilkes.

What did Democrats know about highly connected Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the Abramoff-Bush-White House-Gabon Connection.

What did Democrats know about the corruption involving high profile Conservatives Ralph Reed-Jack Abramoff – John Cornyn of Texas.
What did Democrats know about George W. Bush’s interference in the Guam Grand Jury Investigation?

What did Democrats know about Key Bush Intelligence Briefing Kept From Hill Panel

Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda, according to government records and current and former officials with firsthand knowledge of the matter.

What did Democrats know about the 2002 Election NH “Phone Jamming” Case and Republican participants Charles McGee, James Tobin, and Allen Raymond. ‘GOP Marketplace’ who was paid to jam phone banks in New Hampshire and prevent them from getting Democratic voters to the polls.

What did Democrats know about Iraq reconstruction, Ties to GOP Trumped Know-How Among Staff Sent to Rebuild Iraq

To pass muster with O’Beirne, a political appointee who screens prospective political appointees for Defense Department posts, applicants didn’t need to be experts in the Middle East or in post-conflict reconstruction. What seemed most important was loyalty to the Bush administration.

What did Democrats know about Bush’s signing statements. Were Democrats aware at any time that Bush could use signing statements to avoid enforcing legislation passed by Congress or violate terms of treaties to which the United States is a signatory of.

What did Democrats know about Bush’s insistence that he has the right to spy on any American any time he wants without a warrant in violation of FISA law and the 4th amendment?

What did Democrats know about George W. Bush and Richard Cheney’s avoiding the draft and shrieking off combat duty in Vietnam?

What did Democrats know about the tax cuts that benefited mostly well off Americans and has created a monstrous national debt and what did they know about the oppressive communist country of China floating that debt?

What did Democrats know about the Bush Appointee Kenneth Tomlinson, Taxpayer Monies, Horse Racing Operations and Betrayal of the Public Trust

What did Democrats know about Republican Senator George Allen’s rascism and when did they know it?

What did Democrats know about the Bush and Republican backed ironically named Clear Skies Initiative, Dirty Skies: The Bush Administration’s Air Pollution Plan

What did Democrats know about the Bush administration’s reclassification of fast food jobs as manufacturing jobs to make the the administration’s jobs record look better then it really is?

Recently, a White House economic report suggested that fast-food restaurant jobs should be reclassified as manufacturing jobs. In the eyes of the Administration, an 18-year-old serving french fries at a burger joint is now on par with someone with 25 years of experience wiring nuclear submarines for Electric Boat.

This reclassification, of course, would not help a single American find work. But it would conveniently hide the 2.7 million manufacturing jobs lost since President Bush took office.

What did the Democrats know about George W. Bush taking away the right of millions of American workers right to organize? 8 Million American Workers Just Lost the Right to Organize

Each year thousands of workers in the United States are spied on, harassed, pressured, threatened, suspended, fired, deported or otherwise victimized by employers in reprisal for their exercise of the right to freedom of association. In the 1950’s, victims numbered in the hundreds each year. In 1969, the number was more than 6,000. By the 1990’s, more than 20,000 workers each year were dismissed or otherwise victims of discrimination serious enough for the government-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to issue a reinstatement and “back-pay” or other remedial order…

Loophole-ridden laws, paralyzing delays, and feeble enforcement have created a culture of impunity in many areas of U.S. labor law and practice. Employers intent on resisting workers’ self-organization can drag out legal proceedings for years, fearing little more than an order to post a written notice in the workplace promising not to repeat unlawful conduct.

What did Democrats know about the warnings that were received by Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, and Rice before 9-11 and why those warnings were not acted on by conservatives who consider themselves infallible indisputable authorities on national security?

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and former Attorney General John Ashcroft received the same CIA briefing about an imminent al-Qaida strike on an American target that was given to the White House two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The State Department’s disclosure Monday that the pair was briefed within a week after then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was told about the threat on July 10, 2001, raised new questions about what the Bush administration did in response, and about why so many officials have claimed they never received or don’t remember the warning.

What Did Democrats know and when did they know that Republicans and the Bush administration was manufacturing news, Manufactured journalism

We all want to know what Democrats knew about Republicans and when they knew it because Republicans have no mind of their own. Republicans in fact have no free will. If you’ll look closely at Republicans on television you will see some micro-thin wires that are controlled by their Democratic puppet masters. Republicans are thus never responsible, never to be held to account. Everything Republicans do, say, or think is controlled by Democrats or at least that is what Republicans have been claiming for years and has reached a fever pitch in the last week. So instead of holding Republicans responsible for their lawlessness, corruption, ineptitude, disregard for the constitution, the nation’s fiscal state, the national security disasters, their negligence on handling natural disasters, and countless other offences to democracy, let’s just investigate how Democrats are responsible for Republicans.

Digby has part of the transcript from a recent Keith Olbermann editorial about Bush’s pathological fabrications, Divided Families

And lastly tonight, a Special Comment, about — lying.

The President of the United States — unbowed, undeterred, and unconnected to reality — has continued his extraordinary trek through our country rooting out the enemies of freedom: The Democrats.

Yesterday at a fundraiser for an Arizona Congressman, Mr. Bush claimed, quote, “177 of the opposition party said ‘You know, we don’t think we ought to be listening to the conversations of terrorists.”

The hell they did.

177 Democrats opposed the President’s seizure of another part of the Constitution.

Tuesday, at another fundraiser in California, he had said “Democrats take a law enforcement approach to terrorism. That means America will wait until we’re attacked again before we respond.”

Mr. Bush fabricated that, too.

And evidently he has begun to fancy himself as a mind-reader.

“If you listen closely to some of the leaders of the Democratic Party,” the President said at another fundraiser Monday in Nevada, “it sounds like they think the best way to protect the American people is — wait until we’re attacked again.”

It defies belief that this President and his administration could continue to find new unexplored political gutters into which they could wallow.

Yet they do.

There has been speculation over the years about Bush’s intelligence and what role that might play in his utter inability to govern. While we’re investigationg what Democrats knew about whatever we might also want to take a serious look at Bush’s mental competence. Those passages that Olbermann sited from Bush are the rabid rantings of the insane.