At every media or public opportunity the Republican Money Terrorist Party, with help from their corporate masters, openly and without hesitation, vomit their domestic terrorism in premeditated lockstep. The RMTP, aka the G.O.P., uses false phrases (aka lying) and deceptive words to promote fear, anger, and uncertainty against our honestly elected president, and we the people of the United States of America. Almost every talking point they repeat is a lie or a creation without fact. When something is repeated enough times, why even the owner of 9/11, Mr. 9/11 Giuliani didn’t realize that 9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch. (An unbelievable sick puppy) Bush the First accused MSNBC’s truth-telling and factual Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow of being “sick puppies,” so truth-telling has no currency for him, but more on Bush One later.
When and how did the Republican Party begin to use their brand of terrorism? The G.O.P. domestic terrorists didn’t start with the two most obvious national and international money terrorists, George W. Bush and Darth Dick, aka Vlad the Impaler Cheney. Of course, it should be pointed out that the anti-American, unconstitutional, treasonous, unlawful Cheney has moved his war-oil-rich company Halliburton to Dubai so the company or he won’t have to pay any U.S. taxes. Currently bankrupt Dubai -- the nation state that funded terrorists, allowed Pakistan ’s nuclear czar AJ Kahn to ship plans and nuclear materials to Iran , North Korea, and Libya -- has fallen on bad financial times. In addition, Dubai World, owned by the nation state, was put in charge of security in four of our largest U.S. Ports. Using Dubai to guard our U.S. ports was the idea of Bush/Cheney and company, since U.S. companies or personnel couldn’t be trusted by that paranoiac administration.
A more malevolent domestic terrorism which Richard Nixon employed was the Southern Strategy, introducing hatred, lies and misrepresentation. This was followed by an October surprise that came into full bloom when incumbent Tricky Dicky used it in the 1972 election against honest George McGovern. Nixon had promised before the ’68 election that he had a secret way of ending the Vietnam War. It was then in the fourth year of negotiations to end the divisive war in Vietnam. Twelve days before the election, Henry Kissinger held a press conference declaring “peace is at hand.” Nixon had simply declared victory even though it was an embarrassing withdrawal of our troops and civilians from a deadly and unnecessary war.
In 1980 that the Prophet of Profit, aka Ronald Reagan -- who was destined to introduce Mourning in America , a phrase that the G.O.P. wordsmiths mislabeled as Morning in America -- burst on the scene The conservatives begin to realize the party that had the most money could buy the most elections. With money they could buy think tanks, media, advertising, and politicians. Reagan was amiable, pleasant looking, and well known as an actor. Nancy became pregnant out of wedlock and Ronnie had to wait for his divorce to become final before their marriage. His new Republican father-in-law sat him down and explained the power of money. The former left-leaning actor and President of the Screen Actors Guild made a hard right turn. As Governor of California , Reagan’s most notable endeavor was to put the state’s mental patients out on the street, with no housing or treatment. The conservatives were pleased. They found a rising star who would learn to hate government and destroy regulations that would protect and benefit corporations and not the people.
We have to step back a few years to explain the biggest and most outrageous October Surprise and Republican coup. In 1976, George H. W. Bush was confirmed as Director of Central Intelligence. He was opposed by many politicians and citizens who were still reeling from the Watergate scandal since Bush was a strong defender of Nixon and too partisan for the office. Bush was eventually confirmed and served for 355 days. Bush had become the U.S.’s chief liar, but after leaving the post, he kept his tight connections with the C.I.A.
William J. Casey was a very important player in the 1980 October Surprise. He was Reagan’s C.I.A. Director from 1981-87. During WWII, Casey was officer in the O.S.S. and over the years he stayed connected to the C.I.A. He resigned as the Chairman of the SEC to become Reagan’s Campaign Manager in 1980.
During a 1979 oil and gas crisis, when gas prices went sky high, President Jimmy Carter gave a speech declaring the U.S. must become oil and gas independent. “Our country will never have to rely on foreign oil again. Carter put solar panels on the roof of the White House. Big Oil was outraged! Wait! There’s more.
Stories circulated about a deal between the Reagan campaign and Iran over the 52 American hostages being held when our Embassy was overrun by students and militants. Carter was negotiating with the Iranians, to no avail. Gary Sick, in his book October Surprise, claimed Bill Casey met with an important Iranian cleric in a Madrid hotel to arrange an “arms-for-hostage deal.” Aka Iran-Contra. Then it was reported that vice presidential candidate George H.W. Bush also met with the Iranians in at least one of three meeting in Paris . Then Bush said in a warning; there was a possibility that Jimmy Carter was using the hostages for political manipulation just before the election. That suggestion is proof enough to convict a Republican today. H.W. Bush denies that he attended any secret meetings in Paris. He claimed ‘all a person has to do is look at my datebook and you’ll see that I was here in the United States .’ (Very convincing coming from an ex-Director of the CIA) The G.O.P. believes the best defense is a good offense. Republicans are very offensive. Even today, don’t they blame Democrats and the legally elected President for every illegal, lying and rotten act they do? 9/11, the economy, not protecting the U.S., the President, but we digress.
The moment Reagan was sworn in as President in January, 1981, the U.S. hostages waiting on the tarmac at the Tehran Airport , were whisked on to a waiting plane and flown home. That means the Reagan/Bush campaign committed treason by cutting a deal with the Iranians without any authority in order to bring down Carter. These G.O.P. lies and manipulations are so outrageous that it’s difficult for a reasonable person to believe they’d commit such heinous crimes. The G.O.P. does it for greed and power and they don’t believe anyone can stop them if they stay in lock-step and continue to stick to the lying talking points, the powerful CEOs and the huge corporations that continue to control the mass media.
Think of the 2000 and the 2004 Presidential elections: Florida 2000: 100,000 African-Americans purged from voting by Republican administration. 3,500 illegal butterfly ballots, at least 10,000 minority voters stopped by police road checks. Almost all privatized G.O.P. Electronic voting machines that were hackable was used. G.O.P. Storm Troopers stopping vote counts and a partisan Supreme Court selecting Bush. Bush wins by 537 votes. Is there any doubt that Al Gore won? Many of the G.O.P. terror tactics were C.I.A. inspired and methods used to overthrow a national election as they have done in the past with other nations.
The same tactics and methods used in Florida for the previous presidential coup, were used in the totally biased G.O.P. Ohio 2004 election, causing another coup in spite of the unfair defeat of John Kerry.
Have any prominent Republicans spoken up against the use of fear, terror tactics, lies, fraud and money? As a political party, the G.O.P. has lost their morality, their humanity and their Christianity.
Jerry Drucker is a freelance writer and screenwriter, political progressive letterwriter, member of Valley Dems United, Dems for Change and Valley Grassroots for Democracy. Jerry was voted as the 41st AD man of the year for 2008 by the LA County Democratic Party members.
Reprinted with permission from the Valley Democrats United newsletter, Margie Murray, Editor, where the article first appeared.