It appears that there may be a need for the Fairness Doctrine after all. At a NAACP forum, last week, the Democratic frontrunners, Hillary and Edwards, agreed to meet and discuss the banishment of about 1/2 of their competition.
Will this be by election? Are they going to offer them a VP or cabinet spots if they kindly step out? Do they have to send back all the money their backers gave via their First Amendment Rights?
This unilateral adulteration of Democracy may take place because these 2 snooty elitists are determined, on their own, to dictate who can partake in televised debates. Most importantly, did Hillary and John consult the American people or even those in their own party about their scheme?
Last time I looked, we had elections to eliminate or promote politicians. In this case we have the Democratic Party primaries. We don't drop candidates because some glitzed up girly, pantywaist lawyer decides who the leaders of this country should or shouldn't be.
And then there's Hillary, too.
Don't you think her status as a genius, lawyer, business board of director (Wal~Mart), first lady of Arkansas, two time first lady of the USA, Co-President, and Senator, would give her the ethics if not the legal back round to not collude with other candidates about ridding themselves of competitors?
But there's more.
At the above mentioned forum, when Edwards approached Hillary to propose his plan to stifle half the candidates, Obama and Kucinich came over to pay their respects. Instead of bringing either of those in on the conversation, Edwards and Hillary intentionally veiled their conversation.
"Everyone in politics lies, but they (Clintons) do it with such ease…" Former Clinton Supporter, David Geffen
Hillary's behavior was especially chilling.
In a made for a Republican campaign commercial moment, she talks to Edwards about kicking the Kucinich's of the party out then turns to shake Dennis's hand. In less than a second, she's back talking with Edwards about how they're going to rid themselves of Dennis and the rest of the second tier candidates.
The soon to be exiled includes Governor Bill Richardson, and Senators Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, and Mike Gravel.
Tony Soprano felt more emotion arranging for hits, and those were from outside his family. Apparently it's okay with Dems that their leaders devour their own.
I'm not a Dennis Kucinich fan.
His positions are ridiculous.
That being said, I believe he comes by his delusions honestly. That's as opposed to the fraudulent expediency of Hillary and Edwards game of "What will they buy today?"
Kucinich has demanded an apology from Hillary and Edwards. As yet none has been forthcoming.
Then Kucinich reversed himself and agreed to the proposal. He said, "I accept their offer to participate in a debate with just the two of them. John (Edwards) should be happy with this, since he wants a smaller group."
Way to go Dennis. My respect for you just doubled.
Know the difference between a parade and a charade.
All this begs the question. If Hillary and Edwards are so comfortable cutting off the rights of fellow Democratic Party Candidates, and trying to rob the country of free elections in their own primaries, what can the average American expect if either is elected?
Want more horrors? What if they run on the same ticket?
With Bill, Hill and Eddie, there will be one heck of ménage de trios…political or otherwise. There'll be more gender bending than a slinky going down Haight-Asbury in San Francisco.
If Democrats are set on stepping on talk radio, they may want to start with the example of their own party. It should be a prerequisite for any attempt in tampering with the First Amendment…the only"Fairness Doctrine" this country needs.