By Robert Parry
"Investigative reporter Robert Parry reframes key chapters of yankee historical past through exploring previous occasions that also force the U.S. political narrative -- from why the Framers junked the Articles of Confederation in want of the structure, to how the trendy Republican occasion embraced a win-at-all-cost ethos, to why the Democrats draw back from the exertions of responsibility. America's stolen narrative takes you on a trip from America's founding -- and the plotting of George Washington and James Madison -- to Richard Nixon's sabotage of Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam peace talks, directly to the Watergate scandal (showing how these darkish chapters have been relatively one non-stop storyline). The ebook then explores the political deceptions that surrounded the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and the 2 George timber and explains how that fake background entrapped Barack Obama"--p. of canopy.
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Yes, the Republicans recognized that their past leader, George W. Bush, had messed up. But they had come too far to simply sit down with Obama, this mixed-race interloper, and work on some compromises. It didn’t matter that the country was facing the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. Even if some old-time Republicans – the few remaining “moderates” – would consider that possibility, the right-wing infrastructure that had grown with the Republican Party over the past three decades would not allow it.
Economy hostage, blocking legislation to reduce unemployment and then blaming Obama for the high unemployment. Along the way, the Right constructed a media propaganda system that shielded Republicans from much of the accountability that they deserved, making sure there would be no repeat of the Watergate debacle, no future GOP president would be forced out of office by getting caught in a scandal. The mainstream Democrats also played their part in this national tragedy by looking the other way when evidence surfaced about serious Republican misconduct.
The powers of Congress under the new constitution, are complete and unlimited over the purse and the sword, and are perfectly independent of, and supreme over, the state governments; whose intervention in these great points is entirely destroyed. … “The new constitution, consistently with the plan of consolidation, contains no reservation of the rights and privileges of the state governments, which was made in the confederation of the year 1778, by article the 2nd, viz. ” The Pennsylvania dissenters noted that the state sovereignty language from the Articles of Confederation was stripped out of the Constitution and that national sovereignty was implicitly transferred to “We the People of the United States” in the Preamble.
America's Stolen Narrative: From Washington and Madison to Nixon, Reagan and the Bushes to Obama by Robert Parry