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November 3, 2006

Why Haven't You Heard About The Plan?

-- by Dave Johnson

BobGeiger.com: Proof That Bush Lies Every Day About Dems Lack Of Security Plan

It was just two months ago that Democrats rolled out the Real Security Act of 2006, a plan whose legislative description left no doubt that Democrats had a plan, saying that it was designed "to provide real national security, restore United States leadership, and implement tough and smart policies to win the war on terror."

"The Real Security Act of 2006 marks a major change from status quo Bush Republican policies that have left America less safe than it must be," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in introducing the plan. "Unveiled against the backdrop of a new White House media offensive, the legislation spells out the tough and smart path to make America more secure and to deal more effectively with threats that confront America at home and abroad."

These days, you would never know that such a plan exists for two reasons. The first it that it was killed by the Senate GOP leadership on September 13, 2006 on a roll-call vote that went almost straight down party lines. The same Republicans who killed the Democratic plan now walk around saying the Democrats have no plan.

The second reason that the Democratic strategy is so hard to find is that the corporate media continues to let the no-plan nonsense go unchallenged because, I suppose, it would be too much like real work to read the 528-page piece of security legislation that the Democrats tried to pass.

Go read the whole thing!

Posted by Dave Johnson at November 3, 2006 8:34 PM

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It's a given that the corporate media is lazy and corrupt. It is inconceivable that any dem politician is unaware of that. So then it comes down to the lazy and corrupt dems -- why don't they refer to this for a solid three days straight every time they are asked about anything? When they are asked about gay marriage between right-wing ministers they should answer "the repugs lie every day about the democratic plan to fight terror more effectively". But they don't. So whose fault is it?

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 4, 2006 11:19 AM

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