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 Post subject: Three Were Told to Leave Bush Town Meeting
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:56 am 
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Three Were Told to Leave Bush Town Meeting

By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 30, 2005; Page A04

Three Denver residents yesterday charged that they were forcibly removed from one of President Bush's town meetings on Social Security because they displayed a bumper sticker on their car condemning the administration's Middle East policies.

The three, all self-described progressives who oppose Bush's Social Security plan, said an unidentified official at an event in Denver last week forced them to leave before the president started to speak, even though they had done nothing disruptive, said their attorney, Dan Recht.


Full story here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10969-2005Mar29.html

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 Post subject: Re: Three Were Told to Leave Bush Town Meeting
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:05 am 
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Spliney wrote:
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Three Were Told to Leave Bush Town Meeting

By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 30, 2005; Page A04

Three Denver residents yesterday charged that they were forcibly removed from one of President Bush's town meetings on Social Security because they displayed a bumper sticker on their car condemning the administration's Middle East policies.

The three, all self-described progressives who oppose Bush's Social Security plan, said an unidentified official at an event in Denver last week forced them to leave before the president started to speak, even though they had done nothing disruptive, said their attorney, Dan Recht.


Full story here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10969-2005Mar29.html


Yeah, and who paid for the "event" (i.e. - pro-privitization party)? Your taxes. And it wasn't the Secret Service that kicked them out, it was local Republican party members, who "reported" that there was an anti-war bumper sticker on the car, found out who the people were, waited for them to arrive at the event, threaten them with expulsion if they acted out of line, and then kicked them out before the event started even though they did absolutely nothing.

The Bush junta - "promoting democracy" in Iraq, not America.

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here's some interesting (scary) data on this question:

"How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right - just about always, most of the time, or only some of the time?"

Party/Ideology "Trust of Gov" (3/30-4/2, 2000), "Trust of Gov" (9/25-9/27, 2001)

Liberal Democrat 44%, 55%

Moderate Democrat 40%, 67%

Independent 27%, 62%

Moderate Republican 30%, 69%

Conservative Republican 22%, 75%

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You can bend over backward trying to rationalize this, but it's a fool's errand. What went on after 9/11 was a kind of secular religious revival meeting. Instead of "Onward Christian soldiers," it was "United we stand." And as Nietzsche says, "'Faith' means not wanting to believe what is true." Nationalist fanaticism correlated strongly with ideological position. So conservative Republicans whooped themselves up into a frenzy of delusional patriotism, while liberal Democrats just half-heartedly sang a few hymns.


Data from this survey


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