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Bush-Cheney Require Loyalty Oath to Attend Rallies

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posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 10:37 PM
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I recently heard about this tonight on the Daily Show with John Stewart on Comedy Central when Stewart was interviewing John Kerry. I decide to check out this loyalty oath and here is what I found:



Some would-be spectators hoping to attend Vice President Dick Cheney's rally in Rio Rancho this weekend walked out of a Republican campaign office miffed and ticketless Thursday after getting this news:
Unless you sign an endorsement for President George W. Bush, you're not getting any passes.
State Rep. Dan Foley, R-Roswell, speaking on behalf of the Republican Party, said Thursday that a "known Democrat operative group" was intending to try to crash Saturday's campaign rally at Rio Rancho Mid-High School. He added that some people were providing false names and addresses and added that tickets for the limited-seating event should go to loyal Bush backers.


www.abqjournal.com...



Nick Lucy, a 64-year-old veteran and Democrat, said he was turned away from a May 7 rally in Dubuque, Iowa, at which President Bush spoke even though he had a ticket given to him by a local Republican leader. Lucy, who was not asked to sign a form, said he has seen every president since Ronald Reagan, but he was denied access because he is not a registered Republican. He is a Democrat and a past commander of the American Legion in Dubuque who plays taps at veterans' funerals.

''They asked the police to escort me out of there," Lucy said. ''I wasn't going to disrupt anything, but I probably wasn't going to clap a lot, either. Every rally the president goes to everyone is cheering for him because they're handpicked."


www.boston.com... icles/2004/08/09/bush_backers_only_policy_riles_voters_at_rnc_rallies/



Of course, Bush and Cheney are not the first guys to come up with the loyalty oath gimmick. That old blow-bag Sen. Joe McCarthy foisted loyalty oaths on many Americans in the 1950s. Fomenting distrust and hysteria was McCarthy's specialty, and he claimed that anyone who refused to sign a loyalty oath disavowing support of the Communist Party was un-American. He had quite a run for a few years, but was eventually drummed out of the Senate in disgrace -- along with his loyalty oaths.


www.pittsburghlive.com... ml



"I, ___," requiring individuals to state their name, position, hometown and state, "do hereby endorse George W. Bush for re-election of the United States." Attendees then date and sign the form. A disclaimer box underneath the signature line states, "In signing the above endorsement you are consenting to use and release of your name by Bush-Cheney as an endorser of President Bush."

An RNC spokesman, Danny Diaz, claimed that RNC rallies are separate from Bush-Cheney campaign events and that the Bush-Cheney campaign does not require endorsement forms from attendees. Diaz justified the policy saying, "They want to make sure people can hear the president and vice president's vision for the next four years," he said. "There are thousands of volunteers who sacrifice and work hard on the campaign and who deserve to see and hear their president without being disrupted and disrespected." However, Democrats and Independents have been turned away at Bush-Cheney rallies in Minnesota, Iowa, Nevada and West Virginia.

democrats.org...

As Bush says, "You are either with us or against us..."




posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 10:38 PM
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I had a copy of it. I think it's a disgrace.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 10:41 PM
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"In signing the above endorsement you are consenting to use and release of your name by Bush-Cheney as an endorser of President Bush."


hmm... sounds like you're signing your vote away to me.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 10:46 PM
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I lost the copy...damnit. If I find it, I'll post it.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 10:51 PM
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Leave it to the deadly duo to come up with something new and different like this. I hope they're packing their bags. They'll be out on their cans pronto.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Leave it to the deadly duo to come up with something new and different like this. I hope they're packing their bags. They'll be out on their cans pronto.


I hope so, but as Karl Rove himself says, Evangelicals who fear Arab terrorists will be the key vote for Bush/Cheney's re-election.

And they trust in Bush like they trust in Jesus.

We just need the rest of EVERYONE to come out for Kerry.

Some quick points however, nowithstanding the evangelicals who are pretty reliable voters.

How many people do you know who voted for Bush and for Gore?
How many people are switching from Gore in 2000 to Bush in 2004?
How many people are switching from Bush 2000 to Kerry 2004?
And...
How many new voters are coming out, and for who?

These questions point to Kerry winning, but I wouldn't put anything past this administration, and please believe, politics aside, that they will do just about ANYTHING, no matter how wrong or right, to secure our gov't in their control for another 4 years.

THINK.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 10:59 PM
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It sounds to me like the campaign welcoming is not as good as the news media makes it to be so to keeps appearances they make sure that any anti bush rally does not damage the image of the president.

It does not matter if is a good or bad president people is going to protest any way, that is their god given right under the constitution, unless we have been stripped out it with the patriot act.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043


It does not matter if is a good or bad president people is going to protest any way, that is their god given right under the constitution, unless we have been stripped out it with the patriot act.


They're working on it.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by cstyle226
How many new voters are coming out, and for who?

These questions point to Kerry winning, but I wouldn't put anything past this administration, and please believe, politics aside, that they will do just about ANYTHING, no matter how wrong or right, to secure our gov't in their control for another 4 years.

THINK.
Its incredible how evil can represent itself as "good" and persuade people to see it this way. Evil always comes disguised as good and those God seeking people are the first to believe it. Ironic, but true.

You are absolutely right. They truly are prepared right now to "stay" and they will stop at no cost to accomplish this. Very scary indeed. Within a few weeks we will see just exactly what they are capable of.
Will you be fooled? I wont anymore.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 11:22 PM
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I am voting for Kerry, but I believe Bush will win.

Why? Because it just feels too good to be true that Bush would be defeated. And if it feels too good to be true, it usually is.

And...when Bush wins, we'll see another highly contested, highly questionable American election, which may push much of America over the edge.

I think the MAIN thing keeping us from violence, is hope that we may overcome them the RIGHT way in this election. If we fail to do it peacefully, who knows what will happen, and WE KNOW what the Bush administration does to dissent.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 11:35 PM
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This is almost bizarre. This really does sound like McCarthyism. I've always thought this administration was leaning towards a police state. This is almost like thought control.

If you don't let undecided or opposition voters listen to you it is VERY hard to win them to your side. They must not even care what people think. These people are SO fixated on IMAGE, it makes me quite worried. They really might try to perpetrate a genuine election fraud.

Has anyone else noticed that the crowds for Kerry generally are quite large? What if they are trying to present the image that Bush is well supported using very carefully controlled events so they can make it seem like he legitimately won the election when the opposition actually did?
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posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 11:50 PM
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The Bush team ran in 2000 on the idea that CEOs could better run the country, they told us the CEOs would be more efficient -and they always are, at robbing and fooling people.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 11:50 PM
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Here's an example:

At one Bush campaign stop, they opened the crowd to questions for the President.

Here's a few of those questions:

A middle-aged man says:
"I don't have any questions, I just wanted to thank you for being a great leader and keeping America safe."

An elderly woman says:
"This is the first time I felt like God was in the White House. Thank you Mr. President."

Hmmmm....



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by cstyle226
An elderly woman says:
"This is the first time I felt like God was in the White House. Thank you Mr. President."


(paraphrased)

thus foreshadowing the diminishing of the line of seperation of church and state.
-jon stuart

[edit on 8/24/2004 by s13guy]



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 06:19 PM
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Originally posted by s13guy
The Bush team ran in 2000 on the idea that CEOs could better run the country, they told us the CEOs would be more efficient -and they always are, at robbing and fooling people.


Heh, the Bush-Administration is still trying to do this. The proposed "Intelligence Czar" and the other agency and actually the whole intelligence community in general will most likely run as a business. Bush himself is quoted as saying that the businesses are more effecient. My problem is that this means that the Czar will have control over the entire intelligence community, and he will have to satisfy Bush with intelligence AND intelligence operations.

Now, on a site like this, we can speculate on what this actually means...



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 06:39 PM
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A question on here about new voters. A couple of weeks ago Bill Clinton was also on the Daily Show (hawking his book of course). He did mention that for only the 2nd time the majority of "eligible" voters will be between 18 and 24. Meaning if they came out in mass to vote they could certainly affect the election. This happened one time before. The first year he was elected to office.

Make sure everyone in your family votes regardless of party, especially the younger ones.



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 07:09 PM
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Go Kerry! First time I get to vote and I will use it wisely. Well, as wisely as I can. If I wanted to make my vote how I wanted it to go, I would vote thrid party. But that is a wasted vote, might as well not vote. So I am going for Kerry. I know he flip flops, he is liberal, blah blah blah. But he isn't Bush! Bush has proven he is as good of a leader as a puppet. Get someone new in.

But this oath BS is wrong. Can't let the people know the truth now can we? But one question, do they ship in actors to fill 90% of the seats not filled? Or do they do it like how WCW use to do, give out free tickets, and then put everyone on one side of the arena and film that side only?



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 07:16 PM
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Once again, our minds are toyed with by these so called leaders. Since when, in a country that so highly revers freedom and liberty, are you not allowed to see ones own leader?

Mistake after mistake, the hubris and ignorance of the Bush administration is seeping out of thier minds and up thier asses.


Deep



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by nativeokie
Make sure everyone in your family votes regardless of party, especially the younger ones.


I dont think anyone should feel obligated to vote if they dont like any of the candidates. Lets see how far down the voting percentage will go before the people in the parties wake up and realize "hey somethings gotta change because no ones voting for us"

young people shouldn't be encouraged to vote (not discouraged), especially those without any accompanying message about learning enough before hand to make that an informed vote, like me

[edit on 8/25/2004 by s13guy]



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by James the Lesser
I know he flip flops, he is liberal, blah blah blah.

Flip flopping is good, especially in these times. heres a piece of advice bush supporters can take to the bank:

People who dont change their views arent smart people

[edit on 8/25/2004 by s13guy]




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