An anonymous blog for Capitol Hill staffers...
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:14

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Subject: An anonymous blog for Capitol Hill staffers...
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 11:27:00 -0400
To:  1984 is an appropriate literary reference to what is happening politically in this country. 7/13/2007 - 10:09 am

to the poster below and the others who have shared their sentiments about what the president/vp and even congress have're not alone. I thought i was going nuts when i was freaking out about the destruction of basic principles of democracy by the prez/others and no one else seemed bothered by what was going on. People look at you like you've grown a second head when you bring up the issues you raised even though EVERYONE should be in the streets over these issues. I don't care if you're a liberal or a conservative, suspension of habeas corpus and denial of council are dangerous to us all. We are all going to be be sorry we allowed this erosion of our fundamental values. 7/13/2007 - 10:07 am

we're ALL members of the inner party....

"It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist. The splitting of the intelligence which the Party requires of its members, and which is more easily achieved in an atmosphere of war, is now almost universal, but the higher up the ranks one goes, the more marked it becomes. It is precisely in the Inner Party that war hysteria and hatred of the enemy are strongest. In his capacity as an administrator, it is often necessary for a member of the Inner Party to know that this or that item of war news is untruthful, and he may often be aware that the entire war is spurious and is either not happening or is being waged for purposes quite other than the declared ones: but such knowledge is easily neutralized by the technique of doublethink. Meanwhile no Inner Party member wavers for an instant in his mystical belief that the war is real, and that it is bound to end victoriously, with Oceania the undisputed master of the entire world." 7/13/2007 - 10:06 am

10:36, I share your concerns. 7/13/2007 - 10:02 am

Poster below. Abolutely correct... we're witnessing an Americal polity that tests the limis of our Constitution. It's all spurred by Dick Cheney's long held beleif in the Supreme Executive. As a staffer of three years I have no frame of reference for what it was like pre-Bush, but I'd imagine short of Nixon (and yes, Nixon is an appropriate parallel). But when you speak to people who've been on the hill for 8 and 13 years, they'll tell you things have never been more dark. 7/13/2007 - 10:02 am

apparently coleman loves country music and free speech. 7/13/2007 - 10:01 am

How many here have served -- even if it was in (relative) peacetime? My unit was ready to defend Norway and organize the Partisans in case the USSR attacked. As you can see today, the freedom-loving Norwegians are not enslaved by the Soviet Bear. 7/13/2007 - 10:01 am

Craig is an Ass 7/13/2007 - 9:46 am

"We are all Nintendo warriors today." --Larry Craig on the Senate floor. What? 7/13/2007 - 9:42 am

where, when and why is Nader speaking? 7/13/2007 - 9:31 am

Welcome to the new majority...not as lazy as the last majority 7/13/2007 - 9:14 am

9:30 votes on a Friday? Yikes 7/13/2007 - 9:13 am

I absolutely agree with that post below. Hear, hear! 7/13/2007 - 9:08 am

nothing will happen to miers. by the time all the legal proceedings work their way through the courts, Bush will no longer be in office and no will care. 7/13/2007 - 9:07 am

wow. best post on this site thus far. 7/13/2007 - 9:04 am

Lighten Up, Francis 7/13/2007 - 8:16 am
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