Dec. 15, 2014  By Jack Jodell (in association with Fair and – see my Blogroll in the lower right hand column).

Happy Monday, everyone! This being the start of the new week, it’s time for ourpodcaser extraordinaire, Mr. Burr Deming, to weigh in with another great doubleeader. This first one  seems to refute an assertion made by mainstream media MSNBC’s Chuck Todd  that President Obama has been overly isolated from real, everyday Americans.

burr deming In Burr’s words, “Chuck Todd’s recent book offers a searing analysis of the Obama administration. The unwavering opposition of Republicans is already well documented. But Todd suggests that President Obama is also to blame for roadblocks to policies that would help the poor and middle class. 

Todd worked hard, talking with hundreds of Washington insiders. He has been able convincingly to demonstrate insularity and isolation from the real world. But not in the way he, or anyone, could have anticipated.”

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The second feature in this doubleheader is entitled “TORTURE AND VALUE”

Here, Burr gives us his take on the subject of using torture to obtain intelligence from our enemies, and how this nightmare (begun in the horrid administration of George W. Bush and DICK Cheney) goes against the historical grain of the United States. I stand in firm agreement with him!

burr demingOn this topic, Burr tells us, ” Our culture has always reacted strongly against torture. Look at how we have portrayed our enemies.  

But, for some of us, something changed the day we were attacked. What had been wrong became right. 

Conservative reactions against the Senate report on torture contain an obvious self-contradiction: 

On one hand, we did nothing wrong. On the other, it will hurt our image and provoke foreign opposition if the wrongdoing that we didn’t do is exposed. 

But I am struck less by contradiction than by a less obvious, and more dangerous, consistency.”  

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About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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