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The Obama/Cheney Throwdown

Posted on May 22, 2009

As other news anchors gush over Thursday’s face-off between President Obama and former Vice President Cheney, Jon Stewart enlightens us on the discrepancies in their speeches. While Cheney wooed the crowd with his usual charm, Obama’s rhetoric sounded oddly familiar. Check out this clip from “The Daily Show.” 
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By AbuMubarak, May 25, 2009 at 10:25 am Link to this comment

Jon Stewart has a unique way of delivering an opinion and perspective of news that promotes thought.  Very unlike Bill Maher, Hannity, O’Reilly, Limbaugh and Co. He reminds me of Amy Goodman, but a lot funnier.

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By VillageElder, May 24, 2009 at 6:02 am Link to this comment

I think the “new and improved” system of preventative detention and military tribunals says it all.  Instead of “change we can believe in” we got a new spokesman who uses the soft sell technique.  The congressional delegations strut and roar over inanities while the authoritarian thrust continues.

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By KDelphi, May 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm Link to this comment

mike turner—do financial contributions to Obama/Biden from the “defense industry” fit in anywhere, here? Pres. Obama is expanding the military industrial complex.

The bill just passed by both houses, ($93 billion isnt it?) increases military spending by about 14%.

In 2008, Military INdustry contributed $12,090,114 to Democrats and $11,400,423 to GOP.

So far, for campaign in 2010: Democrats, $1.117.070 GOP $11,400,423

Of course, this is because Dems are in power (you cant really tell that, but…), and, the GOP has been the “traditional” military power party. I think that that may be, sadly, changing…not much difference that I can see.

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By mike turner, May 23, 2009 at 11:21 am Link to this comment

the corporate media went right along scrutinizing Obama/Biden’s charitable contributions.
when does America get the reports on: the increase in Cheney’s Halliburton stock since 9/11; the sells & profits of Cheney’s Halliburton stock; Cheney’s dividends from Halliburton stock and stock splits: annual royalties paid to Cheney from the gouging of Americans by energy speculators?

I puked when the “corporate media” asked: “What are Dick Cheney’s motivations?”

To think they let Cheney avoid divesting, war profiteer, and sock his bucks away in a trust fund for his retirement. how vile & undeniable. If he wanted to be a private sector CEO frontman….that’s were he shouldhave stayed. So whats Dick Cheney’s “motivation” for creating this mess? you must be blind from greed, or have a broken neck from looking away.

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By KDelphi, May 23, 2009 at 11:03 am Link to this comment

On “absolutism”, in demanding the rule of law apply to the elites, also:

A psychopathic, serial killer would have been able to shine, next to Cheney.
Preventive detention, from a Constitutional attorney….

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By joey, May 23, 2009 at 9:46 am Link to this comment
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Invading wrong country
Mistaking a spectacular crime as an act of war.
Shock and awe
Crimes against humanity
Complete disregard for the constitution and the people
Financial fraud
etc etc

We are going to need a really large rug if we are going to sweep all this under it.

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By Outraged, May 22, 2009 at 9:05 pm Link to this comment

Perfect Mr. Stewart.  Now to enlighten the rest of America, since comprehensively they do not know they are being lied to, although they do think they “may have been” lied to.  Not politically only, but on many levels.

The pages of history tell us, George Washington died from blood-letting…. something he agreed to, or at least, plausibly with.  Of course, he thought he’d “get rid of the virus/germ/bacteria (whatever the terminology of the day called it, I forget). 

The American People need to awaken from their slumber, and question the obvious…..THE RULE OF LAW, Pres. Obama, not withstanding.

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By jr., May 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm Link to this comment

No middle-ground means extremism!

Obama’s eagerness to ignore the illegal actions of the bush-crime-family, in the supposed interest of national security, and the idea that revealing the facts might sully america’s image around the world, could only mean that what they were and are engaging in is extremely Ugly.

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