posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 02:58 AM
Nonetheless, because the Obama administration is actively blocking any real investigation -- Obama opposes all Congressional investigations into
Bush-era crimes and, worse, is engaged in extraordinary efforts to block courts from adjudicating the legality of Bush's surveillance activities by
claiming that even long-obsolete and clearly criminal programs are "state secrets" -- it is quite likely, despite how blatant is the lawbreaking,
that there will be no consequences for any of it. In a Look-to-the-Future-Not-the-Past political culture, it's irrelevant how severe is the
lawbreaking by high government officials. They know they will face no consequences even when, as here, they deliberately commit felonies -- which is
precisely why criminality is so rampant in our political class.
Other than some efforts by John Conyers and Judiciary there hasn't been any effort made by Congress to hold the Bush administration accountable for
at least two serious crimes: 1. Torture and 2. Illegal spying on Americans. And without any accountability we should expect more of the same to
I consider the position of Obama now to be one of overtly obstructing justice - a serious crime too. I would claim we should be calling for his
impeachment if I thought anyone in Congress would listen. But knowing that calls for impeachment would go nowhere, I offer these suggestions which I
1. Make sure the DCCC and DSCC and DNC understand that they will not get another cent of your money until the Dems show some real leadership by
holding Bush officials accountable for these crimes. This means the Dems must agree to hold real investigations with the power of issuing subpoenas
that require former and any current elected officials and many others who worked for the Bush Administration to testify under oath regardless of
whether or not Obama supports these investigations.
2. That until Obama claims he supports these investigations and will do everything he can to support them and make it easy not harder for these
investigations to go forward, he will not get anymore of our support either for his programs and/or his fundraising efforts on behalf of other
What these politicians do understand is MONEY and the next election. Once our spigots turn off let's see if they continue to ignore us. This is why I
think it is important now to target the major Dem fundraising groups at the national level. If you get calls from any of these groups asking for your
money, just tell them you are donating now to the ACLU because at least they are an organization that will defend our civil liberties. Or tell them
you are giving now to other charities where your money might do some good versus throwing it down the toilet of Democratic politics.
I can tell you, you will feel great when you have made the decision not to support these groups anymore for the reasons I have stated. It's like a
big rock has been lifted from your shoulders.
[edit on 12-7-2009 by jhill76]