Sunday, November 23, 2008

Is Obama Being, or About to Be, Run Like Any Other NSA Asset?

SCOOP: McCain and Obama Camps Coordinated on Building Staff Rosters for Next Government

By Steve Clemons

Originally published November 23, 2008 on Huffington Post

A senior Obama campaign official shared with The Washington Note and Huffington Post that In July 2008, the McCain and Obama camps began to work secretly behind the scenes to assemble large rosters of potential personnel for the administration that only one of the candidates would lead.

Lists comprised of Democrats and Republicans were assembled, sorted into areas of policy expertise, so that the roster could be called on after the election by either the Obama or McCain transition teams.

This kind of out-of-sight coordination is rare between battling presidential camps and provides some indication that both Obama and McCain intended to draw expertise into their governments from both sides of the aisle -- or at least they wanted to appear interested in doing so if the information leaked out about the list development process.

Fascinating tidbit on cooperation behind battle lines.

-- Steve Clemons publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Note

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BRAVO! I bow in YVD.

The power of myth is the power of propaganda, too. This is what I'm always on about: two faces, one perpetual motion feudal holy-war cash machine. Perkinsian Hit Men abound, and not just 'economists.' Feudalism has replaced democratic republicanism. ..."[F]eudalism involves the exchange of allegiance for a grant of land (fief) between two people, usually men, of noble status." [Encyclopedia Britannica 2008]
[Obama is] either being, or about to be, run like any other asset by the same fiends who've been jacking us into this Waste Land, and sticking us with the bill, for centuries now." knowbuddhau said that.
Ray McGovern has seen presidents be propagandized with "the particular brand of "shock and awe" that can be induced by ostensibly sexy intelligence to color reactions of briefees, including presidents. [He has] seen it happen."

Our mythos shapes the political-economic cosmos in which we enact the theater of life. Acting within the same mythos that intended the Newtonian cosmos that grew the social Darwinian psychos who now confuse the Commons with fiefs won"t get us any nearer the Promised Land. My fervent hope is that Obama will cast away the vipers dripping "bipartisan" poison in his ears.

McCain"s slip is so painfully apt: "My fellow prisoners...."

The "psychology" practiced at our black sites, and showrooms Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, is a weaponized monstrosity.

Posted 01:59 PM on 11/23/2008

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