Thursday, October 05, 2006

PBS: Bill Moyers on Capital Crime

We watched Bill Moyers piece on PBS about the Abramhoff scandal. I have read all about it, but it was truly amazing to see it presented on PBS last night. Bill Moyers talked with Thomas Frank, author of WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS: HOW CONSERVATIVES WON THE HEART OF AMERICA and Norman Ornstein of the conservative American Enterprise Institute. His book is: "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (Institutions of American Democracy)" I won't try to recap the whole thing, but just to say, that THE CONSERVATIVES WHO ARE EVEN OUTRAGED. Our apathy is allowing a culture of corruption to infect all of Washington and it is going to have an impact on our future. It's a lot worse than anyone can imagine and until the public is outraged and demands change, it's not going to stop. That's the bottom line.

It was interesting that the minister who ran the US Family Network which had been so instrumental in helping to bash the Democrats and build the right wing allegiance with the Republican party said on air, " We were had..." The Choctaw, and Marianas were conned by Abramoff, Reid, Delay, Norquist, Ney, Scalon, and Rove... and so were the Christians.

Just like Abramoff mocked the Native Americans, Reid mocked the Christians. Neither groups were held in high esteem, only the money mattered.

His next piece is about evangelicals that are becoming green.

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