I recently wrote about how our dear departed, Senator Ted Kennedy, tried to re-write rules that HE set up with the Massachusetts legislature five years ago. The incredible hypocrisy of this attempt only continues to show how dirty politics have become, and especially so for the Democrats. Yes, FAIR does not seem to be a word that the Democrats want to use during the Obama administration.
Besides the Kennedy incident, Democratic party leaders have recently denounced what they characterized as "organized protests" against proposed healthcare reform legislation. They accused Republicans of busing in protestors and staging the upset at town hall meetings. However, in watching the news, the only busing I've seen is the buses full of pro-Obama supporters who were brought in, with their pre-made signs, to try to pack the town hall meetings full so that legitimate protest could be quelled.
Now, Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA and allegations of torture, despite President Obama's public stand against such a move. However, public stand and private position can be different. Any good magician knows that the secret to good sleight of hand is to get your audience to look at your right hand while your left hand does the trick. President Obama is desperate to draw attention away from the health care protests at any cost and this could be one avenue to use.
Finally, in an article posted online today, the Democrats have begun to censor what information Republican members of Congress can send to their constituents. Please read the article below.
"FRANK" DEMOCRATS CENSOR GOP MAIL by Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 8/25/2009 8:00:00 AM
An Arizona congressman says liberals on the "Franking Commission" have deliberately tried to censor mail that conservative Republican House members are attempting to send out to their constituents.
Democrats on the bipartisan Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards have been blocking Republicans from sending out franked mailings to constituents that refer to the cap-and-trade bill as "cap and tax," the stimulus bill as the "so-called stimulus," and the healthcare reform bill as "socialized medicine."
Representative Trent Franks (R-Arizona) says the Franking Commission even told him to stop using the phrase "Democratic majority" in his newsletters, and to use "majority" instead.
"For instance, I can say 'the Speaker,' but I can't say 'Speaker Pelosi' because that's too inflammatory. Well, you know, I understand their problem -- they don't want people to really identify the Democratic Party with Nancy Pelosi," he notes. "But the point is, we are forced to change our vernacular and how we say things in order to comport with their attitudes and their way of believing [how] we should say it."
Another Republican member of the House, John Carter of Texas, told Human Events last month the Franking Commission informed him he could not say: "House Democrats unveiled a government-run healthcare plan" -- but instead must use: "The House majority unveiled a public option healthcare plan." That, stated Carter, is "Pelosi-speak."
According to Franks, an honest and open debate would put Democrats' agenda "in dire straits."
"Ironically, we found franked mail sent from Nancy Pelosi that has exactly the same phrases in it, only from the Democrat side when she was in the minority -- exactly the same that she never was censored for," he adds. "But now that they're in the majority, they're censoring the Republican mail."
Franks says for the first time in decades, Republicans have not been able to offer amendments to some of the most critical bills being considered. He points out that Democrats are even trying to create a rule on appropriations bills that would prevent Republicans from offering their amendments.
YES, I THINK IT IS "FAIR" TO SAY THAT WHEN IT COMES TO ANY KIND OF FAIRNESS, THE DEMOCRATS IN POWER THINK THAT THEY WOULD "FARE" BETTER WITHOUT IT!!
R.I.P., TED KENNEDY--YOUR SENSE OF FAIRNESS WILL LIVE ON WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES.