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Entries by David Sirota from 12/2005

Wal-Mart & "Liberals" Who Spit Back Right-Wing PR

| Posted 12.01.2005 | Huffington Post

Politicians and the Washington pundit class have made an art form out of regurgitating corporate PR and making it sound like economic policy that helps ordinary Americans.

Iraq Shows The Growing Divide Between Washington & The Rest of America

| Posted 12.02.2005 | Huffington Post

Is Steny Hoyer stoned on some psychedelic drug? Because that's the only explanation for the second ranking Democrat in the House saying that things could "lead to a disaster" in Iraq.

Democratic Candidates Must Stop Reversing and Re-Reversing Themselves on Iraq

| Posted 12.04.2005 | Huffington Post

Guys, when you finally choose a concrete position, please - don't change it a few days later in front of a different audience.

Iraq Transforms American Democracy Into American Eliteocracy

| Posted 12.05.2005 | Huffington Post

If we were to start being honest, we would simply stop calling America "the greatest democracy in the world," because what it has become in recent years is anything but democracy.

Bumiller Again Happily Used As a White House Propaganda Tool

| Posted 12.06.2005 | Huffington Post

Want to know why Americans think some of the most prominent journalists are blowhards who are more interested in their own self-promotion and in coddling powerful people than actually reporting the facts?

Rush "Ass Cyst" Limbaugh Attacks Vietnam Vet, Calls For Radical Change in Military Policy

| Posted 12.06.2005 | Politics
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Sometimes you just have to just laugh at Rush Limbaugh. Here's a guy who dodged the Vietnam War draft by citing a cyst on his ass and yet he accuses Vietnam War heroes essentially of treason.

Hoyer's Campaign to Undermine Dems & Topple Pelosi

| Posted 12.07.2005 | Huffington Post

Hoyer is waging a not-so-secret, but oh-so-self-serving campaign to topple Pelosi and assume the top job in the Democratic Caucus. And he's waging his campaign even though it is destroying his own party.

Right-Wing Spin In the House Democratic Caucus

| Posted 12.09.2005 | Politics
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The Democratic party has to put an end to this nonsense - it is time for Democratic leaders to speak out when their own colleagues literally regurgitate Fox News-style B.S. for their own selfish purposes.

Put Joe Klein Out to Pasture Like an Old Cow

| Posted 12.12.2005 | Huffington Post

I'd like to nominate Time Magazine's Joe Klein for an award. By mastering the art of spewing back stale conventional wisdom, he has consistently set n...

What Is the Hostile Takeover?

| Posted 12.14.2005 | Huffington Post

A lot of people have asked me exactly why my upcoming book (due out in March/April) is called Hostile Takeover. The term is usually used in business c...

You Want Proof Dems' Iraq Strategy Is Failing? Here It Is.

| Posted 12.16.2005 | Politics
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The Republicans are capitalizing not on Democrats who are concrete in their support of an exit strategy, but on the Democrats who try to have it both ways.

The Most Important Question of All in Bush's Domestic Spying Scandal

| Posted 12.18.2005 | Huffington Post

If the surveillance operations he ordered were so crucial and so important to protecting our country, how come he didn't get a warrant?

Bush's "Need for Speed" Argument Runs Into the Truth

| Posted 12.19.2005 | Huffington Post

How could he possibly cite speed as the reason for refusing to get search warrants, when those warrants can be issued retroactively, and thus do not slow down operations in any way at all?

Presidential Crimes as "He Said, She Said" Infotainment

| Posted 12.20.2005 | Huffington Post

Couric claimed that the only people who care that the president illegally trampled the constitution are "analysts and scholars," not the American people who "don't want another September 11."

From "It Was Legal" To "I Am Lazy": The George Bush Domestic Spy Story

| Posted 12.21.2005 | Politics
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Now, with two swings and misses, the White House is offering up perhaps the most pathetic rationale possible: we were lazy, and we just didn't feel like upholding the law.