Keith Olbermann is making a name for himself as an outspoken critic of Bush and his cohort of criminals. There has been some speculation about the reasons behind this. Perhaps he got the 'ok' from the powers that be and Bush is being tossed to the wolves. Perhaps he simply grew a backbone or just finally snapped. Some may say it's six years to late, but I'd say at least it's something. There is so little truth coming out of the mainstream media that any voice in a storm is a welcome one as far as I'm concerned. I wonder though, if he did not get the ok from above, if perhaps he's going to far by shedding light on the differences between the Neo Conservatives and the Christian Right. This hits the GOP with a double blow, where it really hurts; in the wallet and in the voting booth. It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out. Anyway, here are the videos.
Tempted by Faith Part 1
Tempted by Faith Part 2
The controversial book, Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction by David Kuo, former Deputy Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, is due out this week and details the use and abuse of Evengelical Christians by some in the Bush administration, particularly Karl Rove.
This is certainly no news to me. I've long wondered about the dual nature of the Republican party. On one side you have the so called 'Neocons', who apparently are willing to do anything, including covering up pedophile activity among their own, as long as they get to continue feeding the war machine and shovelling the money of future generations into the pockets of the military-industrial-security-oil-pharma corporate hydra. On the other side, the 'Paleocons' who at one time stood for family values, small government and fiscal responsibility but have now been tainted by those who usurped their party.
It's strange, because the Neocons are small in number and it's no secret in Washington that they despise their Paleocon Christian 'cousins'. One would think that the real Conservatives would have woken up by now and either taken back their party or split off on their own. Perhaps it's only a lack of leadership that is keeping that from happening. Surely the people themselves are disgusted. Just the other day I was watching Washington Journal on C-Span and most of the Republicans who called in said they would not be voting at all in this election, out of disgust. There were also several callers who said they'd be voting Libertarian and even a couple who said they would vote Democrat.
I have to wonder how the Neocons plan to pull off their voter fraud this time without the boots on the ground to make a plausable case for some unbeknownst tsunami conservative of voter turnout.
I'd say this to those disillusioned and disenfranchised conservatives; is it not time to make a break, divest from what has become the 'party of death' and stand up for what you profess to believe in? In the modern era there has never been a riper time for a third party. The ball is in your court.