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Friday, January 11, 2008

Clinton, Pelosi, and Feinstein - Three Blind Mice

If I were asked to paint my impression of the year 2007 I would render it in varying tones of gray, accent with bolts of black, and anchor the overall piece in pools of red. Gray for numbing disappointment, black for deceit and betrayal, and red for the blood shed, in this, the latest of the American wars for empire.

Central to the painting would be the three who without our determi
ned votes would never have occupied the political offices they currently hold. Three who were to represent our deepest feminine concerns. Three who were to stand against the destructive military aggression that threatens the entire planet and hold it at bay. Three who would bring balance to a leadership given to extremism.

These three female Democrats, who held our hopes for a less violent, more progressive world in their hands at the beginning of 2007, instead turned their backs on their sister constituents. Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Diane Feinstein not only chose to don the Republican mantle but have consistently raised theirs fists in support of Bush fascism.

Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See what they've done, see what they've done
They all helped Bush take one million lives,
Then voted more funds for perpetual strife,

Did you ever see such a mess in your life
as three blind mice?

Hillary, Nancy, and Diane blinded by arrogance, wealth, power, misplaced loyalties, and blatant authoritarianism are the three blind mice of whom we speak. They have collaborated with the Bush neoconservatives against the American people, participated in the trampling of our nation's Constitution, and betrayed women and children the world over by enabling American militarism to persist unchecked.

Note - the following piece is in three parts.

Let's examine below some of the many reasons one should not vote for a candidate based on vaginal qualifications alone.....

HILLARY CLINTON - New York Senator - Known to liberals and progressives as "Republican Lite", Hillary Clinton should NEVER be president. The only difference between H. Clinton and G.W. Bush is that she has a vagina. Their policies are identical. Vote for Hillary if you want to continue what George W. Bush began. Hillary Clinton "the more of the same candidate" and she cries on cue, too!

The first clue to her true character was that she lawyered for Walmart. When she made a political decision to remain married to her philandering husband Bill, it was another sign of her hell-bent determination to occupy the White House. Her most glaring act of treachery took place on October 11, 2002 when Senator Hillary Clinton voted yea in support of the Iraq War Resolution advanced by Washington neoconservatives.

She coulda been a contender, she coulda spoke truth to power, she shoulda been "the mouse that roared" but she cast instead a vote to bring death, dismemberment, and mental and emotional anguish to over one million innocent people.

On February 15, 2003, four months after that fateful vote, 30 million people united for peace in the streets of 40 countries worldwide to demonstrate their opposition to Bush's impending invasion of Iraq. Hillary turned a deaf ear to the largest peace demonstration in history. Over 30 million people were not mislead by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Was Hillary Clintion misled as she claims? How bright can she be if she really bought their Iraq war bullshit?

Hillary continues to support not only military preemption but the use of land mines and cluster bombs responsible for the worldwide murder and maiming of civilians (largely children). She condones unconditionally U.S. arms transfers to dictatorships whose governments have been flagged for human rights abuses. The American military industrial security complex has nothing to fear from Hillary!

Not a word has she said about America's favorite weapon of mass destruction, depleted uranium with its toxic half life of 4.5 billion years and its astounding array of cancers and birth defects. U.S. service members and the indigenous populations of Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan have been enjoying the devastating effects that follow exposure to radioactive uranium dust for many years now.

Hillary is no expert on foreign policy (see Hillary Clinton on International Law). She stands firmly against the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, international law, and the United Nations. Given these neoconservative views, it comes as no surprise that she is blindly loyal to Israel despite its hundreds of human rights violations against the Palestinian people. She continues to accept large campaign donations from AIPAC - the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (lobby). American citizens go without medical care while Israel receives 10 million American tax payer dollars each and every day! Thanks, Hillary.

While Clinton promises Americans universal health care on one hand with the other she has added to her campaign coffers with funds from the insurance and health care industries (please see Michael Moore's letter here). One wonders just what type of medical care and at what cost she has in mind for the neglected American public.

As an American Senator, Hillary voted for the Patriot Act in 2001 and then voted for its reauthorization in 2006. And let's not forget that Hillary Clinton also missed an opportunity to speak for the religious tolerance guaranteed by the Constitution when during a televised debate she spoke about her so-called faith instead of reminding the questioner and the nation that religious freedom is one of the principles upon which America was founded.

Hillary Clinton is the first of the three optically challenged female rodent democrats. She's so blind she's still playing the"terror card" Vote her a mouse trap.


NANCY PELOSI - The first woman Speaker of the House - We were overjoyed, excited, the future held hope. We heard it, read it, and then watched as you, surrounded by children, took first the gavel, and then your oath. Do you remember that oath you swore, Nancy? In case you have forgotten the following words are those you spoke on January 4, 2007.

Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you will take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you God?

We called one another on the phone, e-mailed, wrote about it on our blogs, and hailed our sisters in the market and the mall to share the wondrous news... the Speaker of the House was now a woman, the first ever, and a Democrat, too! Women across America were buoyant!

Our hearts began to warm and beat. We felt as if we could breathe again. Something would be done to stop the destruction and death. Children in Iraq and the young men and women in our military would once again be valued and protected. Priorities like jobs, health care, housing, and education would receive our hard earned tax dollars while the thrust for global empire would wither from financial neglect. The reign of terror in America would surely be brought to an end.

We would restore trust both within America and abroad by treating our international neighbors as we ourselves wished to be treated. To do so, it was necessary to impeach the madmen who were responsible for multiple war crimes and treason. Accountability would be insured by subjecting the criminal leaders to the full extent of prosecution under international law.

What happened Nancy? Did you misunderstand or "misunderestimate" or something? Just what didn't you understand about "support and defend the Constitution?" We have domestic enemies who have trampled our rights, lied, stolen, and murdered. Our nation is in direct danger from the criminals who occupy its two highest elected offices. Yet you chose to excuse their treachery. What mental reservations made you shirk you sworn duty and pledge your allegiance to George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney?

It is said that you are one of the richest women in America. Given your priviledged background perhaps your first loyalty is to wealth and class. How long do we have to wait for the leftovers trickle down to us? That you were removed and out of touch with your constituents became evident when you uttered those appalling words, "IMPEACHMENT IS OFF THE TABLE" over and over again.

We were stunned. However, the crushing disappointment and bitterness caused by your betrayal soon gave way to anger. You didn't listen to us. You even said that IMPEACHMENT was a waste of time. WTF??

Your voting record is equally disappointing. You voted for war in Afghanistan, for the Patriot Act, for the establishment of Homeland Security, and nay when a bill condemning the torture of prisoners in Iraq was presented. As Speaker of the House your performance has been abysmal. You have presided over a democratically controlled congress full of weak, corporate addicted, Constitution shredding, fascist wannabes and have thus, failed the American people.

You, my dear girl, bring to mind another, who decades ago, capitulated and appeased a nation into harm's way. I draw your attention to the tall man standing to the far left of Mussolini and Hitler in the above photograph - Neville Chamberlain.

Shame on you, House Mouse, numero deux ,
Our message, it seems, you've misconstrued.



Had I seen the photo below of the woman who asked for my vote doing a "Nixon" I would have had second thoughts - "a picture is worth a thousand words" and this photo is so telling.

- A California Senator cleverly disguised as a liberal Democrat - Another AIPAC darling, she is noted for voting not her conscience, but ISRAEL. I must apologize to my fellow citizens. I have voted for this third unseeing mouse. Sadly, I voted for her more than once. I assumed - instead of investigating. I mistook party affiliation for an indicator of similar values, and with my attention elsewhere, the candidate who shares my gender was convenient. I trusted, instead of educating myself, and to my regret, voted for her.

Over time, I began to notice that she could not be counted on to support the issues that were important to many of us whose votes had elevated her to the status of one of California's two senators.

We will all suffer a long time from the actions of this woman. She is a war monger who has also benefited personally as her husband is a war profiteer. This supposedly liberal senator voted for the Patriot Act and its extension later on, the illegal, preemptive invasion of Iraq, and to authorize spying on the American people.

Diane's most profound loyalties are to Israel, AIPAC, and the Beltway power system. Perhaps if we played the games she does and our husbands made weapons deals, we could live in houses like the one above. It is the home of Diane Feinstein and her third hubby, Richard Blum. Boy, the third one must be a charm!

Most recently, Senator Feinstein was one of only six traitorous democratic senators to vote for the installation of Michael Mukasey as the Attorney General of the United States. Despite hundreds and thousands of phone calls, petition signatures, and e-mails, Senator Feinstein D - CA, voted to confirm Mukasey, a man who refused to define WATERBOARDING as TORTURE.

As intimately violent as rape, waterboarding is a cruel, inhumane proc
edure justified and practiced by only the most depraved of societies and individuals. Waterboarding was used by the good Christians to save souls during the Inquisition in the 1500's. The Nazi Gestapo employed the torture method liberally during the Holocaust. The waterboarding methods favored by the Japanese Kempeitai during WWII made such an impression on American GI prisoners of war that Japanese Officer Yukio Asano was convicted for practicing torture and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. During the Vietnam War a U.S. soldier was court martialed, found guilty, and punished for waterboarding.

The above painting by a former prisoner of the Khmer Rouge depicts the waterboarding apparatis at Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia. Such a memorable portrait of friendly persuasion.

This from Mukasey's testimony shines a light on his loyalty (and Diane Feinstein's) to the Bush Administration, "there are people who are using coercive techniques and who are being authorized to use coercive techniques, and for me to say something that is going to put their careers or freedom at risk simply because I want to be congenial - I don't think it would be responsible of me to do that."

The following statement by Michael Mukasey is even more disturbing than his foggy non-answers about torture. The emphasis is mine.

"The hidden message in the structure of the Constitution, as it were, is
that the government it establishes is entitled, in the first instance at least least, to receive from its citizens the benefit of the doubt. Please remember that as you participate in this debate about where it is we are going." He thinks that there are hidden messages in the Constitution? WTF? This man is every bit as dangerous to American justice as Alberto Gonzales was!

Senator Diane Feinstein has proven, with her approval of Mukasey for the office of Attorney General, that she supports Bush's use of torture and his administration's systematic destruction of our Constitution. She has turned her back on her constituents and violat
ed her oath of office numerous times. She cannot be trusted and is therefore, unfit to serve the American people as a Senator. Censure is far too kind.

Once again, "a picture is worth a thousand words" - the above is a Dorian Gray-styled photo of Diane Feinstein sans her political facade.

Blinded by militarism, blinded by culture, blinded by the Beltway, and blinded by injustice, this third miserable mouse, should hide her face.

These three blind broads have made it to the big time. They've crossed the threshold. Clinton, Pelosi, and Feinstein are in the back room with the good old boys. Give each of our esteemed femmes fatales a damn cigar and tell them to stick it.

The three disappointments of 2007 have been on my mind for a while. With the holidays over, and Hillary running for president, this one just had to be the first of the new year. Unfortunately, I've had another head cold, so this has taken me well over a week to write.

Please don't vote based on gender
Investigate and comtemplate before you delegate
................Kitchen Window Woman......................

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Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

KWW!! How ya doin??
What an excellent analysis of these 3 mice...
Feinstein did not get my vote the last time around (for all the reasons you cite here)...I remember many years ago when she and Boxer were first elected, one of my coworkers said she was horrified that our interests were being represented by two radical feminists. Hmm. Wish the same could be said about Feinstein now.

Hillary will not get my vote either, even if she is the dem. nominee.

6:51 AM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

Jebus Krist, KWW, this belongs on the Huffington Post or Media Matters!

With your permission, I'm going to direct them to this. You really need to be heard by a much larger audience then you command here, no disrespect intended to your other readers. You just seem to have a way of nailing it down in a manner that makes it so easy to "see".

On another note, I'm posting your comment at my place as a topic, unless, you'd like to redo it as a Guest Editorial. I realize that's a lot of work that would benefit someone-else (namely me), so I am more than willing to post what you wrote as it is. It can certainly stand on it's own.

At any rate, get out from behind the sink Woman! You should be running for Office, or at least be in a position to publicly dissect the bullshit we are constantly being fed by the so called "Main Stream Media". Your country needs you once again and this old Jarhead will do everything he can to aid and abet anything you wish to do.


ps: One last word to blugrrrrl and others, remember,
ANYONE, even Hillary, is preferable to another Republi-con facist! I would vote for Minnie Mouse rather than a Republi-con and I hope my fellow progressives agree!

4:44 PM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

KWW, contact me at 52hammer @gmail.com and I'll give you my (ooooooooo secret!) real e-mail if you wish to rewrite your comment. Yes, sigh, I have a "front" e-mail address. Like many of us on the Left, I have had to protect those I love from the rabid Right wing loonies who may try to exact physical revenge for real or imagined slurs.

As for myself, if it was just myself, like their man said, "Bring it on!" Nothing stirs my blood like the anticipation of gutter side blood brawl. I'm really quite good at it.


4:51 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Great post and I am left speechless. I must say though that Hillary will get my vote if she is the democratic nominee.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Hi, I'm doing fine. How are you?

Feinstein is a radical - just not the kind we want. Pelosi has no guts and keeps acting like liberal voters are little children who need to be restrained and scolded. Mother Knows Best? Clinton says she has years of experience in leadership and foreign policy - That's like saying we should vote for Laura Bush based on her years of experience as George W. Bush's wife. I don't want to vote for her.

Thank you for you kind words. I don't think I am up to Huffington standards. For one thing, I don't write every day or even every week. I'm either doing other things or there is a lot going on here. And I am way tooooo opinionated!

As far as running for office - hey, back in the day - I inhaled...

I think that all of us have to keep on working to not only take this country back but, to take it to another level - a level where we take care of people instead of corporations.

Please everyone journey over to "deuddersun says" for a real good, very informative read by the title, "The Writer's Strike - A Union Man's View".

d. - I will be in contact

Let's Talk...
At this point I cannot bring myself to think about voting for Hillary. She's too "Bush League" for me. I'm hoping that she gets knocked out of the running.

2:34 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Great Post KWW

I agree.

It's funny to watch Hillary do her "but Obama said he would voted for the war too!" routine.

As for DiFi, I laughed my ass off when she got busted for stearing military contracts to her husband's company. Fucking War Profiteer.

Pelosi...I will never forgive her for 'taking impeachment off the table'.

8:06 PM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

OK, KWW, I put you up. Go have a look!


7:47 AM  
Blogger Jolly Roger said...

DINO Feinstein's hubs makes out like a bandit from Chimpy's wars.

She, more than any, is a total kick in the teeth. LIEberman with a rack.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

"Three Blind Broads" LOL. I don't know which prospect is worse, that those three are so spineless they won't stand up to Bush and the neocons, or the possibility that they're secretly aligned with the Far Right. Maybe they're just the Good Cop to Bush-Cheney's Bad Cop.

I don't know which scenario is worse; they both suck.

Great post. Glad to see you posting again.

Who Hijacked Our Country

12:26 AM  
Blogger No said...

"Female Rodent Candidates" --Sorry, I'm not into the name calling.

7:05 AM  
Blogger Miss Welby said...

hello KWW, just to say that in Europe we watch with great attention what happens in the American blogosphere in this year of presidential election.

that's why I've given you a link in my blogroll among those I reckon are the 50 finest American bloggers - visit me and see if you want to reciprocate the link.

ciao and best wishes!

7:53 AM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

Dam, KWW's gone international! Welby's got a pretty good blog going in Italy and you are on the blogroll!

Congrats Sister! Again you make us proud!


8:49 AM  
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