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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Republican Attack Machine FAIL

The RNC tried to get out in front of Obama's speech today by dredging up an old quote Obama made about the Constitution being "flawed." Right, um, guys, he was talking about slavery.

FACT: Obama Explains The Constitution's "Fundamental Flaw" Was Slavery. The out of context video the RNC links to contains audio from a September 6, 2001 program called "Slavery and the Constitution" on WBEZ Chicago. On the show, Obama explained that the "fundamental flaw" was "Africans at the time were not considered as part of the polity that was of concern to the framers." In addition, the framers did not " as a moral problem involving persons of moral worth." [WBEZ Radio, accessed 5/21/09]

And Republicans in the House today will seek to investigate Nancy Pelosi for what she knew about torture while defending the torture she allegedly knew about. And now, even the former CIA Director, Porter Goss, refuses to say whether he was told about torture techniques, essentially refusing to contradict Pelosi's allegation.

The sickest part here is that the Democrats run scared from this nonsense.

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