A Call To Action

Sunday, September 22, 2013


By Christopher Platt
You like conspiracy theories? Try this one on for size. Many older Americans, like me, remember a time a few decades ago when our nation was gripped by the fear of Communism. Tailgunner Joe was making headlines with his hearings and trumped-up charges, and people from all walks of life were getting snared for simple communist-leanings by various investigative and law-enforcement agencies. One of J Edgar Hoover's fears -- and several movies were made about this -- was of seemingly normal, innocent-appearing Americans, with families, good jobs, dogs and white-picket fences, who were, in reality Soviet spies. Their role was as "sleeper agents," people who would hide secretly in plain sight until activated by the Soviets to emerge and wreak havoc on American institutions, the military, the economy, etc.
So, let's flash forward to 2008, when Pres. Obama first ran for that office. WHAT IF, in that year, the Soviets decided to activate their long-dormant secret network of sleeper agents, because, they knew, if a black man won the presidency, this still racially-divided nation would become even more-vulnerable to attacks from within, with nobody suspecting that the new crises that would begin to unfold were part of a COMMIE PLOT? And, what if they subsequently helped destroy the credit ratings, the economy and reputation of the USA? What if they decided to stall ANY positive activity in Congress, except for a series of futile, pointless (but time-consuming) votes to try and overturn a law, the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare, that they had fought for years to prevent or gut, but then passed it as a watered-down confusing mess? What if they worked to polarize the nation even further, after allowing the nation's credit rating to be smacked down, after holding the debt-ceiling hostage to their incessant and self-defeating wrangling? What if they voted to cut food stamps to the poor? What if they helped bring on sequestration? What if they threatened to shut down the government if they didn't get their way? If this theory is true, then arguably, these sleeper agents have wreaked more damage on America than Japan and Germany combined in World War II, although, thankfully, without the staggering loss of lives.
What if this group of secret insurgents, the sleeper agents, had a name? What if they called themselves, or allied themselves with, the TEA Party (and YES, it is TEA, not Tea, for Taxed Enough Already)? Joe McCarthy had it wrong. It’s not Communists in the State Department that we have to fear, it’s Communists in Congress. The greatest threat to our way of life since the founding of our nation. I'm just sayin'.

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Romney's doubletalk on moms

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Mitch McConnell and John Boehner

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By failing Econ 101, Republican leaders failed the country and repeated the errors that caused the Great Depression

Paul Krugman and Robin Wells

Monday, April 09, 2012

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