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If I were a member of the Repub. Pioneers club, I'd do my best to sabotage Obama and then pick up the pieces.

They will. And if I were Obama, I would shoot first. I don't think he will even think about buying a gun. Sigh.

It's too bad. Given the record of the Bush administration and of pretty much every big-shot decision-makers (Wall Street, the Media(TM), etc.) for the past 7 years, there's an embarrassment of riches to pick from and prosecute the Republican Party and US conservatives out of existence. But it would have to be swift and particularly ruthless. Not gonna happen.

by Francois in Paris on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 09:28:45 PM EST
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In fact, he would have to be preparing now, and there is no evidence that that is even being considered.
One of the many conspicuous absences from the political dialog is the value of rule of law. That issue would be the foundation of prosecutions, and it's just absent.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Feb 29th, 2008 at 05:35:23 AM EST
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When a system has gone bad, mass prosecution of individuals is, for many reasons, a poor remedy.

A truth and reconciliation commission would be more appropriate:

A truth commission or truth and reconciliation commission is a commission tasked with discovering and revealing past wrongdoing by a government, in the hope of resolving conflict left over from the past. They are, under various names, occasionally set up by states emerging from periods of internal unrest, civil war, or dictatorship.

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by technopolitical on Sat Mar 1st, 2008 at 01:22:26 AM EST
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I'd be happy if Obama simply spent his first few months in office undoing the Unitary Executive. Lots os signing statements and executive orders to unwind.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 1st, 2008 at 03:27:52 AM EST
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