January 17th, 2008 by georgann
It’s fairly obvious that some powerful entity in the Democratic Party establishment wants Gravel eliminated
One would hope that as the lies become outlandish enough, they are no longer believed. Instead, perhaps Goebbels was right: Tell a big enough lie, for long enough, and the people will believe you.
January 12, 2008 at 10:19:38
by Farrell Winter
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An interesting if minor side note: someone claiming to be part of Mike Gravel’s campaign phoned CNN following the Iowa prayer circle – I mean vote – to say falsely that the former Senator had dropped out of the race.
Chris Dodd and Joe Biden, who did drop out, each received more votes than Gravel, who got no votes at all. Why didn’t this same mysterious person claim that Kucinich, who likewise got no votes, also dropped out?
Is it because Kucinich will endorse the eventual Democratic nominee, while Gravel has hinted that he may not? Is it because Kucinich has a future political career to consider, while Gravel at age 78 wants to leave a legacy behind?
In this case, the legacy of a national referendum process, empowering American citizens to make laws along with the Congress.
Is it because Kucinich did not challenge Hillary’s vote for the Kyl-Lieberman Amendment,
authorizing the U.S. to go to war with Iran,
while Gravel did so challenge her (and publicly at that)?
At this juncture, let us not forget the winner in Iowa. Obama did not vote for this amendment. In fact, he couldn’t be bothered to show up and vote at all. However, he has previously expressed his support for using nuclear weapons against Iran – as has Edwards.
As excellent as Kucinich is, he doesn’t describe the Iraq fiasco as Bush’s oil war, as Gravel does. He does not speak of U.S. imperialism, as Gravel does. Kucinich is the best of the worst, a tolerable fly in the ointment of Democratic Party business-as-usual. Gravel represents a definite threat to this status quo.
It’s fairly obvious that some powerful entity in the Democratic Party establishment wants