Friday, October 17, 2008

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

It will, in all likelihood, be Tivoed, YouTubed, Podcasted, iPhoned, and splattered all across the cable television spectrum.

Man, there be some strange, disturbing, frightening, and just crazy shit going down today.

Stumblin' Bumblin' John McKKKain kicked it off, shouting out the clarion call the other night, during the debate;

We need to know the full extent of Sen. Obama's relationship with ACORN, who is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy. The same front outfit organization that your campaign gave $832,000 for "lighting and site selection." So all of these things need to be examined, of course.
Quickly, the Republicans jumped on it, the FBI started investigating it, and, as sure as the debunked Maverick can say "William Ayers", or Mommy Moose "pallin' around with terrorists", ACORN offices were the hit with violence, some staff threatened.

But Wait!

BREAKING: Obama Campaign Calls For Investigation Into DOJ/McCain Collusion On ACORN Smears

POW! ...BAM! ... SMACK!

Obama taking on Rove, and the Republicans, head-to-head.

Check this out, Keith Olbermann interviewing Obama Campaign attorney, Bob Bauer;
Oct. 17: In a sort of counter-suit, the Obama campaign has requested that the Attorney General’s special prosecutor add to his review of fraud charges against ACORN a review of any involvement by Justice Department and the White House officials in supporting the McCain/Palin campaign and the RNC’s spreading of bogus fraud charges. Bob Bauer joins Countdown to explain the Democratic position.
And this, coming on the heels, earlier today of;


Ohio Republicans, spurred by a manufactured ACORN controversy, want state officials to compare the 666,000 newly registered voters against data collected by the state DMV. According to the Secretary of State's office, about 200,000 of the new voters show at least some kind of discrepancy -- out of nearly two dozen categories -- some as minor as the misspelling of a name.
The Supreme Court sided Friday with Ohio's top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrations.

The justices overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio's top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, faced a deadline of Friday to set up a system to provide local officials with names of newly registered voters whose driver's license numbers or Social Security numbers on voter registration forms don't match records in other government databases.
I guess, the SJC has it in their heads not to get dirty on this one (or, they're sick of the RNC and their bullshit), a, kind of, "Fool us once, shame on you, fool us twice, shame on us".

Now, while all this is going on, the Dead Campaign Express is pumping out extremely toxic, smearing robo-calls, and Fly Boy, after blatantly exploiting that nitwit, Joe The Plumber, is out on the stump blaming Obama for all the media attention he's been sucking up, as well as the attending scorn (The Right Wing Freak Show, led by Michelle "Stalkin" Malkin, is adopting the phony plumber as this weeks' Freak Show hero).

But Wait, There's More ...

The Wasilla Whiz Kid keeps on truckin', expanding her Hate Speech to take a bigger swipe at everyone who isn't like her.

Palin: I Love To Visit "Pro-America" Parts Of Country

From The WAPO;
The upshot? The District is neither "real America" nor "pro-America." Other parts of the nation? It's unclear, but if you live in a small town, you're probably patriotic from Palin's point of view.

"We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe" -- here the audience interrupted Palin with applause and cheers -- "We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation."
Joe Biden, almost immediately, offered some his experience to the former second-grader.

Oh, and by the way, it's been reported that the Secret Service is serving Mommy Moose, by assisting the Dead Campaign Express in keeping the Media from going out into the Flaming Masses at her Mob Rallies to interview any of the screamers.

Why don't they just be done with it.

The two minuscule mavericks can tattoo "William Ayers" on their foreheads, walking around wrapped in American Flags, and just cut the stump speeches down to "You're either with us, or against us".

Ah, but we save the best, for last ...

If we had a weekly award going on here at The Garlic, say, something like "Ignorant-Dolt-of-the-Week", than Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), would win, hands down, running away with it, like Secretariat at the Belmont Stakes.

Appearing on Hardball, with Tweety this evening, she was wailing about - what else - William Ayers and Obama - but then, it got very, very interesting;

Bachmann Calls For McCarthy-Like Investigation Into Anti-American Activities Of Liberals
She then went further, suggesting that all liberal views — held by people such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, professors, and all Americans who identify themselves as “liberals” — are “anti-American.” When host Chris Matthews, stunned by her remarks, asked Bachmann how many people in Congress hold anti-American views, she responded, “You’ll have to ask them.”

Bachmann called on the media to conduct investigations into the anti-American activities of members of Congress, similar to Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s discredited House Un-American Activities Committee hearings in the 1950s. “I think people would love to see an exposé like that,” she claimed.
Here's the video of it.

Here's Katrina Vanden Heuvel, almost shaking, responding

There's a rallying cry for the RNC to ride up to November 4th;
Vote McKKKain and Palin - They'll bring back the the HUAC Hearings
"Donate, or turn in your neighbors!"
How far fetched?

Wasn't it at the Republic Convention that the Stumblin' Bumblin' Fly Boy, all red in the face, waving his fists, shouting';
"I will make them famous ... You will know their names ... You will know their names"

And I thought, with it being Friday, it was going to be a low key, cruisin', easy day.

Help Me Mr. Wizard!

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