Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Next Big Republican Lie

Karl Rove's former aide, Kyle Sampson is expected to try and dismiss the Constitutional Crisis that has arisen from George W. Bush's latest abuse of power when he addresses Congress today.

What he will actually be doing is admitting to high crimes and misdemeanors, but I don't expect the corporate media to ever address that angle.

8 US attorneys were fired because they wouldn't bend to Republican demands in executing their duties. Carol Lamb of California for example, was fired because she successfully prosecuted a Republican and good friend of Karl Rove, Duke Cunningham, last year for corrruption and bribery.

Mr. Sampson's prepared statements were leaked to the press and among other things, he is expected to say the following:

"The distinction between 'political' and 'performance-related' reasons for removing a United States attorney is, in my view, largely artificial," he said. "A U.S. attorney who is unsuccessful from a political perspective ... is unsuccessful."

Mr. Sampson's whole argument is dependant upon the idea that the US Attorneys serve the President.

He is wrong. They do not.

The US Attorney's oath of office is to uphold and defend the Constitution, not the President.

This is their Oath of Office.

I (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

The President may enjoy the pleasure of picking who serves, but that does not mean they serve the President.

Their Oath of Office specifically says their loyalty lies with the Constitution, not the President.

I predict that the entire rightwing echo chamber will be parroting the lie that "political firings are ok" often and loudly.

Once again Republicans are relying on their domination of the media and the strategy of Joseph Gobbels,

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

Why not? It worked for them with WMDs in Iraq. It worked for them regarding a connection between Saddam and Al Queda and 9-11.

I fully expect them to continue using a strategy that has worked in the past.

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