|DAVID SIROTA: COUNTRY FIRST? HARDLY!
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|Author:||Catherine [ Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:42 pm ]|
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[url=http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080912_country_first_hardly/?ln]Country First? Hardly
Let’s say that you enjoyed watching last week’s Republican National Convention on television.
Let’s say you drank in the almost uniformly white faces and the regimented revivalism, you clapped when speakers belittled Barack Obama’s work organizing impoverished communities, indeed, you cheered with Rudy Giuliani’s zinger, “Drill, baby, drill!”
Let’s further stipulate that you were not at all discomfited by the convention’s incessant “Country First” mantra that defines loyalty to America as lock-step fealty to the Republican Party.
Let’s say—for sheer argument’s sake, of course—all of this is true. What, then, of the substance? Stripping away the partisanship, passion and propaganda, what about the veracity of the claim that the GOP puts this country first?
Well, let’s just say it’s a little dicey.
WHY IS IT "DICEY?" READ ABOUT IT AT THE LINK.
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