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    Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’ - Times Online

    How’s Obama doing? “Dreadfully. I was hopeful. He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time. But he’s inexperienced.
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    It has wrecked the airline business, which my father founded in the 1930s. He’d be cutting his wrists. Now when you fly you’re both scared to death and bored to death, a most disagreeable combination.”
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    but there was an age of general intelligence. We had a watchdog, the media.” The media is too supine? “Would that it was. They’re busy preparing us for an Iranian war.”
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    Obama believes the Republican Party is a party when in fact it’s a mindset, like Hitler Youth, based on hatred — religious hatred,
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    Another notable Obama mis-step has been on healthcare reform. “He f***ed it up. I don’t know how because the country wanted it. We’ll never see it happen.”
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    Has he met Obama? “No,” he says quietly, “I’ve had my time with presidents.” Vidal raises his fingers to signify a gun and mutters: “Bang bang.” He is referring to the possibility of Obama being assassinated. “Just a mysterious lone gunman lurking in the shadows of the capital,” he says in a wry, dreamy way.
    hopefully he is wrong about the assassination. Hopefully he is right about the election going Right, and healthcare. But he is way off base on the religious hatred crap. Some are, most are not

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    Guy sounds like a nutter loon.

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    I have a soft spot for this line though:

    History has proven when the girls get involved, they’re good at it.

    He's 83 though. Probably most everyone sounds a bit nuts by 83.

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Guy sounds like a nutter loon.
    My sentiments exactly; "Obama believes the Republican Party is a party when in fact it’s a mindset, like Hitler Youth, based on hatred — religious hatred, "

    Nothing more need be said.

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    meh, give the dude a break. They probably changed his depends immediately after the interview. You know he shat himself a tad when he went, "Bang, bang. "

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    My sentiments exactly; "Obama believes the Republican Party is a party when in fact it’s a mindset, like Hitler Youth, based on hatred — religious hatred, "

    Nothing more need be said.
    That's exactly what it is. The GOP has no core beliefs or values.

    Anything goes in the name of winning. They'll happily screw their religious base voters over if needed. They'll happily wiretap and hold Americans in jail unconstitutionally. They'll happilly run up the defict.

    The mindset is say no to everything. Tear down everything. Bad mouth everything.

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    That's exactly what it is. The GOP has no core beliefs or values.

    Anything goes in the name of winning. They'll happily screw their religious base voters over if needed. They'll happily wiretap and hold Americans in jail unconstitutionally. They'll happilly run up the defict.

    The mindset is say no to everything. Tear down everything. Bad mouth everything.
    maybe just every once in a while, you could pick a different chapter and verse of the looney left playbook to copy/paste

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    meh, give the dude a break. They probably changed his depends immediately after the interview. You know he shat himself a tad when he went, "Bang, bang. "
    .....now that is funny.

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    And he's right we are headed in the direction of a dictatorship. A dictatorship led by corporations who have bought and paid for our govenment.

    * Thanks to 30 years of right wing ideology in regards to tax policy. The gap between rich and poor is the highest it's been in our Nation's history. White middle class men fell for trick that said advocating for the wealthy paying a a larger share of the tax burden was "class warfare". You stood by while they created tax loopholes big enough to drive a semi through.

    * Now these right wing Supreme Court justices you helped get appointed are about to open the flood gates of corporate money coming in to attack candidates for office. Unlimited amounts of money will make your individual contributions look like chump change.

    * You severly weakened the ability of working men to do anything to fight these corporations by enacting so called "right to work" laws which effectivlly kill union power.

    You like badmouthing government and regulations? Well you got it buster.

    Enjoy your dog-eat-dog, survival of the fittest future.
    Last edited by dragondad; 09-30-09 at 03:00 PM.

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    Re: Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    That's exactly what it is. The GOP has no core beliefs or values.

    Anything goes in the name of winning. They'll happily screw their religious base voters over if needed. They'll happily wiretap and hold Americans in jail unconstitutionally. They'll happilly run up the defict.

    The mindset is say no to everything. Tear down everything. Bad mouth everything.
    Suffice it to say that coming from you, this type of uninformed, farcical and hypocritical rant has ZERO credibility.

    But hey, carry on; we need a constant reminder of the mentality of those on the LEFT and why they should remain on the margins of political power and society.

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