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WaPo Sells Access For $25K – $250K

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From the Politico:

Washington Post sells access, $25,000+

By: Mike Allen
July 2, 2009

For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post has offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, non-confrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and — at first — even the paper’s own reporters and editors.

The astonishing offer was detailed in a flier circulated Wednesday to a health care lobbyist, who provided it to a reporter because the lobbyist said he felt it was a conflict for the paper to charge for access to, as the flier says, its “health care reporting and editorial staff."

With the newsroom in an uproar after POLITICO reported the solicitation, Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli said this morning that he was "appalled" by the plan and said the newsroom will not participate.

"It suggests that access to Washington Post journalists was available for purchase," Brauchli told The Post’s media reporter, Howard Kurtz. The proposal "promises we would suspend our usual skeptical questioning because it appears to offer, in exchange for sponsorships, the good name of The Washington Post."

Earlier this morning, Brauchili said in a staffwide e-mail that the newsroom would not participate in the first of the planned events — a dinner scheduled July 21 at the home of Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Katharine Weymouth. Brauchli,was named on the flier as one of the "Hosts and Discussion Leaders."

The offer — which essentially turns a news organization into a facilitator for private lobbyist-official encounters — was a new sign of the lengths to which news organizations will go to find revenue at a time when most newspapers are struggling for survival.

And it’s a turn of the times that a lobbyist is scolding The Washington Post for its ethical practices.

"Underwriting Opportunity: An evening with the right people can alter the debate," says the one-page flier. "Underwrite and participate in this intimate and exclusive Washington Post Salon, an off-the-record dinner and discussion at the home of CEO and Publisher Katharine Weymouth. … Bring your organization’s CEO or executive director literally to the table. Interact with key Obama administration and congressional leaders."

Kris Coratti, communications director of Washington Post Media, a division of The Washington Post Company, said: "The flier circulated this morning came out of a business division for conferences and events, and the newsroom was unaware of such communication. It went out before it was properly vetted, and this draft does not represent what the company’s vision for these dinners are, which is meant to be an independent, policy-oriented event for newsmakers.

"As written, the newsroom could not participate in an event like this. We do believe there is an opportunity to have a conferences and events business, and that The Post should be leading these conversations in Washington, big or small, while maintaining journalistic integrity. The newsroom will participate where appropriate."

In his e-mail to the newsroom, labeled "Newsroom Independence," Brauchli wrote: "Colleagues, A flyer was distributed this week offering an ‘underwriting opportunity’ for a dinner on health-care reform, in which the news department had been asked to participate. The language in the flyer and the description of the event preclude our participation.

"We will not participate in events where promises are made that in exchange for money The Post will offer access to newsroom personnel or will refrain from confrontational questioning. Our independence from advertisers or sponsors is inviolable. There is a long tradition of news organizations hosting conferences and events, and we believe The Post, including the newsroom, can do these things in ways that are consistent with our values."

The flier says: “Spirited? Yes. Confrontational? No. The relaxed setting in the home of Katharine Weymouth assures it. What is guaranteed is a collegial evening, with Obama administration officials, Congress members, business leaders, advocacy leaders and other select minds typically on the guest list of 20 or less. …

“Offered at $25,000 per sponsor, per Salon. Maximum of two sponsors per Salon. Underwriters’ CEO or Executive Director participates in the discussion. Underwriters appreciatively acknowledged in printed invitations and at the dinner. Annual series sponsorship of 11 Salons offered at $250,000 … Hosts and Discussion Leaders … Health-care reporting and editorial staff members of The Washington Post … An exclusive opportunity to participate in the health-care reform debate among the select few who will actually get it done. … A Washington Post Salon … July 21, 2009 6:30 p.m. …

"Washington Post Salons are extensions of The Washington Post brand of journalistic inquiry into the issues, a unique opportunity for stakeholders to hear and be heard," the flier says. "At the core is a critical topic of our day. Dinner and a volley of ideas unfold in an evening of intelligent, news-driven and off-the-record conversation. … By bringing together those powerful few in business and policy-making who are forwarding, legislating and reporting on the issues, Washington Post Salons give life to the debate. Be at this nexus of business and policy with your underwriting of Washington Post Salons."

The first "Salon" is titled "Health-Care Reform: Better or Worse for Americans? The reform and funding debate."

This is the most blatant proof yet of the axis of corruption between the government, special interests, and the mainstream media that exists in Washington.

The real divide of American politics is not Democrats versus Republicans, or liberals versus conservatives – but the entrenched political class versus the American people.

(Thanks to Pat for the heads up.)

  Update!

An update from the red-faced Washington Post:

Post Publisher Cancels Plans for Off-the-Record ‘Salons’

By Howard Kurtz
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth today canceled plans for a series of policy dinners at her home after learning that marketing fliers offered lobbyists access to Obama administration officials, members of Congress and Post journalists in exchange for payments as high as $250,000.

"Absolutely, I’m disappointed," Weymouth, the chief executive of Washington Post Media, said in an interview. "This should never have happened. The fliers got out and weren’t vetted. They didn’t represent at all what we were attempting to do. We’re not going to do any dinners that would impugn the integrity of the newsroom."

Moments earlier, Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli said in a separate interview that he was "appalled" by the plan, and he insisted before the cancellation that the newsroom would not participate.

"It suggests that access to Washington Post journalists was available for purchase," Brauchli said. The proposal "promises we would suspend our usual skeptical questioning because it appears to offer, in exchange for sponsorships, the good name of The Washington Post." …

"We do not offer access to the newsroom for money," Brauchli said. "We just are not in that business." He told the staff in an e-mail that the newsroom would have no part of this plan, writing: "Our independence from advertisers or sponsors is inviolable." …

Two Post executives familiar with the planning, who declined to be identified discussing internal planning, said the fliers appear to be the product of overzealous marketing executives. The fliers were overseen by Charles Pelton, a Post executive hired this year as a conference organizer. He was not immediately available for comment.

White House communications director Anita Dunn said today that The Post Co. had approached officials at the Health and Human Services Department to participate in a Weymouth dinner later this month. But, she said, "no senior Obama administration officials had accepted any invitation for the ‘salon.’"

Weymouth knew of the plans to host small dinners at her home and to charge lobbying and trade organizations for participation. But, one of the executives said, she believed that there would be multiple sponsors, to minimize any appearance of charging for access, and that the newsroom would be in charge of the scope and content of any dinners in which Post reporters and editors participated.

Brauchli said he had been involved in discussions, stretching back to last year, about newsroom participation in conferences of the sort commonly staged by major news organizations.

But he said he made clear to the company’s marketing officials that Post journalists would participate only if they could substantially control the nature of any such conference. Brauchli said he was blindsided by the wording of these fliers and that they are an embarrassment to the newspaper.

"We expressed our concerns and are disappointed by this outcome," he said of the previous meetings with Post executives. "I would ascribe it to a lack of effective communication internally." Brauchli told the staff in his memo that the newsroom would participate in conferences or forums only "in ways that are consistent with our values."

The aggressively worded pitch gives the impression that The Post is selling access to special interests, not just to administration officials and lawmakers — which raises a separate set of questions about cozy relationships — but to the people who produce the newspaper. The Post often raises questions about whether corporations, unions and trade associations receive access or favors in return for campaign contributions to political candidates…

This is some rapid-fire damage control.

But the bell cannot be un-rung.

We now know how the Washington Post sees their role.

The aggressively worded pitch gives the impression that The Post is selling access to special interests, not just to administration officials and lawmakers…

You see, it was just a false ‘impression.’

By the way, Ms. Waymouth is the granddaughter and namesake of long-time Washington Post chairwoman and publisher Katharine Graham.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, July 2nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

27 Responses to “WaPo Sells Access For $25K – $250K”

  1. Colonel1961 says:

    Well, we all knew the relationship was there to begin with. Bravo to the WaPo for having the chutzpah to charge for a valuable service. (I am not being facetious.)

    • tranquil.night says:

      The Joker: “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

      Here’s Katharine Weymouth’s completely inexplicable explanation to Reuters:

      The flier circulated this morning came out of a business division for conferences and events, and the newsroom was unaware of such communication. It went out before it was properly vetted, and this draft does not represent what the company’s vision for these dinners are, which is meant to be an independent, policy-oriented event for newsmakers.

      As written, the newsroom could not participate in an event like this.

      We do believe there is an opportunity to have a conferences and events business, and that The Post should be leading these conversations in Washington, big or small, while maintaining journalistic integrity. The newsroom will participate where appropriate.

      So they can’t.. but they will? Uhh…

      It was her own damn flier advertising an event at her own damn house. As the newspaper’s publisher, how is her own damn vision not that of the company’s?

  2. proreason says:

    Why shouldn’t the propaganda division of the crime organization share in the spoils?

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Entrenched political class vs. the American people

    Perfectly said, Mr. Gilbert

    Honest to pete, is it really still hard for most Americans to understand what we Confederates sought to do? Just look at the Washington/NYC axis of evil and tell me we were wrong to march on Washington. Bobby Lee and the CSA were not an Army to overthrow the government, but to force this political class out of office so America … in union …. could be restored to governance by the Constitution and barring that, leave us alone to pursue Constitutional governance ourselves.

    We protest solemnly in the face of mankind, that we desire peace at any sacrifice, save that of honor. In independence we seek no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the states with which we have lately been confederated. All we ask is to be let alone – that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms. This we will, we must resist to the direst extremity. The moment that this pretension is abandoned, the sword will drop from our grasp, and we shall be ready to enter into treaties of amnesty and commerce that cannot but be mutually beneficial. So long as this pretension is maintained, with a firm reliance on that Divine Power which covers with its protection the just cause, we must continue to struggle for our inherent right to freedom, independence, and self government. – President Jefferson Davis’ first address to the Confederate Congress

    The principle, on which the war was waged by the North, was simply this: That men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals. No principle, that is possible to be named, can be more self-evidently false than this; or more self-evidently fatal to all political freedom. Yet it triumphed in the field, and is now assumed to be established. If it really be established, the number of slaves, instead of having been diminished by the war, has been greatly increased; for a man, thus subjected to a government that he does not want, is a slave. And there is no difference, in principle — but only in degree — between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man’s ownership of himself and the products of his labor; and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their uses, and at their pleasure. – Lysander Spooner (Nineteenth-Century lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur)

    Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to see a Southern man apologizing for the defense we made of our inheritance. Our cause was so just, so sacred, that had I known all that has come to pass, had I known what was to be inflicted upon me, all that my country was to suffer, all that our posterity was to endure, I would do it all over again. – Jefferson Davis

    I tried all in my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, for twelve years I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self government. We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination President Jefferson Davis, Confederate States of America

    Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision. -General Pat Cleburne, CSA

    If centralism is ultimately to prevail; if our entire system of free Institutions as established by our common ancestors is to be subverted, and an Empire is to be established in their stead; if that is to be the last scene of the great tragic drama now being enacted: then, be assured, that we of the South will be acquitted, not only in our own consciences, but in the judgment of mankind, of all responsibility for so terrible a catastrophe, and from all guilt of so great a crime against humanity. -Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America

    I saw in States’ rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy…. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization, and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo. -Lord Acton, in a letter to Robert E Lee right after the war

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. – C. S. Lewis

    How can you read these and not understand that what was seen then has come to pass now?

    • Colonel1961 says:

      Amen. Amen. Amen.

    • Steve says:

      “Entrenched political class vs. the American people — Perfectly said, Mr. Gilbert”

      Actually, I was largely paraphrasing what the person who sent me the article had said.

      (He is a very well known longtime political figure, BTW.)

    • proreason says:

      An interesting perspective, Getback.

      “Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy”. This is well-known. But it’s truth is proven by the fact that I have never thought of the Civil War from any perspective other than that of the victors. I have never even read or heard of another perspective.

      Now having had my eyes opened a bit by your interesting post, it is still clear that the abolishment of slavery was a worthy goal, and therefore, that horrible war can be defended from that perspective. One does have to wonder, however, whether the abolishment of slavery might have happened with fewer than 600,000 lives lost and the destruction of a culture.

      But relating all of that to today, where is the burning injustice to justify The Moron’s Cabal’s deliberate destruction of the way of life of Middle America? “spreading the wealth”? “fairness”? “eurocrap”? “loans for deadbeats”? “healthcare for illegals”? “socialism”? “global warming”? “free abortions”? “gay marriage”? “legal drugs”?

      So why would people who have worked hard for decades to achieve a decent life be willing to remain attached to corrupt, exploitive, atheistic, arrogant thieves and criminals who want to steal the booty and give it to their equally criminal friends….even if they share a continent.

      Would you remain a member of a social club if your were robbed and beaten by the members….even when you no longer attended the meetings?

    • Petronius says:

      GetBackJack quoting Lysander Spooner: “The principle, on which the war was waged by the North, was simply this: That men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals.”

      This is well illustrated by a confrontation that occurred on the floor of the U.S. Senate on 1 August 1861. The confrontation was between the former Vice President, Senator John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky, and Senator Edward Baker of Oregon, a friend of Abraham Lincoln.

      Senator Breckinridge made a passionate, last-ditch appeal for peace. He accurately predicted the terrible bloodshed, and the devastation of the South, which would follow from a plunge into civil war. In vain he begged the men of the North to set aside their plans for the conquest and subjugation of the South.

      Senator Edward Baker of Oregon answered for the North. Baker strode into the Senate in the blue uniform of a U.S. Army colonel, swinging his riding whip, drew his sword and placed it on his desk, and challenged Senator Breckinridge. Baker accused Breckinridge of treason, and stated that Breckinridge should be “hurled from the Tarpeian rock,” according to the custom of the ancient Romans. Baker’s words were widely acclaimed in the North (and are still acclaimed there to this day):

      “To talk to us about stopping is idle; we will never stop.  …

      “These speeches of his… Are they not intended to dull our weapons? Are they not intended to destroy our zeal? …  

      “When we subjugate South Carolina, what shall we do? We shall compel its obedience to the Constitution of the United States; that is all. … We propose to subjugate rebellion into loyalty; we propose to subjugate insurrection into peace; we propose to subjugate Confederate anarchy into constitutional Union liberty.”   

      On 4 December the men of the North expelled Senator Breckinridge from the Senate. Having no choice remaining, Breckinridge left the Senate to join the Confederate army, there to defend his people and his State, which was under Northern military occupation. He became the only Vice President ever to take up arms against the United States government.   

  4. GetBackJack says:

    :-)

    An aggregate of excellent words properly lashed together is still reason for admiration. Sir.

  5. Steve says:

    Mr. Limbaugh is talking about this now.

  6. GetBackJack says:

    ProReason – you do me kindness.

    With the exception of Georgia and Louisiana the Southern state abhorred slavery. We too had outr abhorrent monied political class to battle just as Americans do now. The difference was, at the time, that there were more men of Moral Character than there were monied political aristocracy and the South had just enough of them to step out and tell the Federal District NO. It takes dedicated research to winnow out this truth and no Southern Gentleman will deny it, nor deny that the South had it’s sins to bear regarding slavery. But if you’ll note the 13th Amendment it states –

    Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    It says nothing of voluntary servitude. Take further note of your IRS filings – printed near your signature line THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTARILY COMPLYING etc etc

    Mr. Gilbert is correct. It is not North South or Democrat v. Republican. It is an evil political class vs. America.

    Robert E. Lee letter dated December 27, 1856:

    I was much pleased the with President’s message. His views of the systematic and progressive efforts of certain people at the North to interfere with and change the domestic institutions of the South are truthfully and faithfully expressed. The consequences of their plans and purposes are also clearly set forth. These people must be aware that their object is both unlawful and foreign to them and to their duty, and that this institution, for which they are irresponsible and non-accountable, can only be changed by them through the agency of a civil and servile war. There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil. It is idle to expatiate on its disadvantages. I think it is a greater evil to the white than to the colored race. While my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more deeply engaged for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, physically, and socially. The painful discipline they are undergoing is necessary for their further instruction as a race, and will prepare them, I hope, for better things. How long their servitude may be necessary is known and ordered by a merciful Providence. Their emancipation will sooner result from the mild and melting influences of Christianity than from the storm and tempest of fiery controversy. This influence, though slow, is sure. The doctrines and miracles of our Saviour have required nearly two thousand years to convert but a small portion of the human race, and even among Christian nations what gross errors still exist! While we see the course of the final abolition of human slavery is still onward, and give it the aid of our prayers, let us leave the progress as well as the results in the hands of Him who, chooses to work by slow influences, and with whom a thousand years are but as a single day. Although the abolitionist must know this, must know that he has neither the right not the power of operating, except by moral means; that to benefit the slave he must not excite angry feelings in the master; that, although he may not approve the mode by which Providence accomplishes its purpose, the results will be the same; and that the reason he gives for interference in matters he has no concern with, holds good for every kind of interference with our neighbor, -still, I fear he will persevere in his evil course. . . . Is it not strange that the descendants of those Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the Atlantic to preserve their own freedom have always proved the most intolerant of the spiritual liberty of others?

    There is a world of fact to uncover regarding the War of Northern Aggression, ProReason. It is counter to state-schooling, to an extent that is breath taking.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig2/williams1.html

    For an introduction to What Others Thought, I commend to you the Kong Lincoln archive.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig2/lincoln-arch.html

  7. Georgfelis says:

    When I first saw the headline, I thought “Wow, the newspaper biz is worse off than I thought. I never dreamed I could buy the WaPo for a mere $25k.” Imagine my disapointment to find out that is only the rental price, not the purchase price.

    I find it very interesting how embarassed that publisher Katharine Weymouth became when the plans became common knowledge. Obviously bribes for access are meant to be exchanged behind closed doors or under the cover of “fees”. So much for me making up T-Shirts for the worst of the bunch. “Make millions for your company for only thousands in contributions, ask me how!”

  8. Freedom615 says:

    To the tune of “My Favorite Things”

    Cap and Trade tariffs, wealth
    redistribution;
    Socialized health care’s
    part of my solution

    Assorted taxes and
    TARP’s hidden strings;
    These are a few of My Socialist Dreams

    Daily KOS, HuffPo,
    Compliant newspapers;
    God bless the U.S.
    Whilst I continue to rape her
    Chris Matthews tingles
    “Things aren’t as bad as they seem”
    These are a few of my Socialist Dreams

    When the tax hikes
    Hit your wallet
    When you’re feeling mad
    I simply remember my socialist dreams
    Then polls they don’t seem so bad….

  9. wirenut says:

    Forgive my lack of eloquence here, but wasn’t the North/South war more about the North’s reigning in ports,shipping,wealth and freedom in the South? I never did fully accept public school indoctrination of slavery alone. Kind of reminds me of the save the planet types today.
    PS I’m a Damned Yank.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      wirenut, without the eloquence nor erudition of GetBackJack, the War of Northern Aggression (as we are wont to call it here in Dixie), was fought to resist the concentration of Federal power in DC versus the rule of the State, what is often called ‘states rights’. Slavery was an issue – and a rallying cry for the masses – but it was a symptom, not the disease. There were many symptoms – as you noted in your post. And as Jack so admirably stated above, most of the problems we have today in the USA can be traced to the overwhelming power in DC and the lack of local and/or state input and/or control.

  10. wardmama4 says:

    I won’t get into the Civil War discussion as I admit I am being schooled by the two historical students in my family on that – very eye opening compared to the ‘public’ education I received. However, having said that, I do believe that of late, the distortion/misconception has gotten much, much worse.

    I feel Ms Weymouth is only upset about one thing – that she got caught and exposed as the same ilk of lying, scam artist as is Our Fearless Reader.

    Freedom615 – great work.

  11. wirenut says:

    Colonel, well said and to the point. I did edit my earlier comment to reflect the the fact it was the North doing the reigning in. I post scripted as a “damn yank” to forward my sympathies to the South. Sympathies as in the battle for self government. I’d also like to pick through Jack’s and your library sometime. Good read no doubt.The South may very well do it again, with the help of us reeducated Yanks .

    Wardmama, since when have you been shy? Haw-haw!

  12. Freedom615 says:

    Thank you Colonel and Wardmama! I have a ways to go to catch Artboy, but I appreciate the compliment.

    You folks are becoming my heroes here on S&L.

  13. wirenut says:

    Freedom615 , to mirror wardmama’s words. Great work! On occasion, one might take a broadside here, now and again. Never debate a “1st”, or an SJ. here. It only leads to beer drink’in debauchery or spew destroyed computers. The laff’s are great,but somebody has to pay for this.

  14. canary says:

    Well, I figured all the news were having a contest to be the Obama National Global, World news. Guess they are getting pointers from Iran and Columbia. And the Washington Post says all the news are doing this, and I guess that explains it all.
    But, what about ABC refusing to sell commercial time during Obama’s Health Scare hour, that gave a different opinion.
    I don’t think the news would even try and be fair and hold auctions and bid
    for space in their newspaper for news or ads.

    So, slavery is wrong, it’s gone. Lincoln said he went to war foremost to stop the south from leaving the union, slavery or no slavery. So where does that leave say Texas that say it’s written in their laws they can become their own government. Just pretend Texas decided to do this. What would Obama do?

    He doesn’t seem to acknowledge state’s. His talk is all nationalism, globalization. He’s just finding new names for socialism and communism. He is for open borders. Everyone getting amnesty.
    Obama is not fullfilling the federal law passed to secure our borders, yet he’s telling our border states they can’t do anything without his permission first.
    Obama is anti-colonizationing, so he is anit-states. He pity’s his home Country Indonesia, that they are wearing Nikes and have cable TV do to America’s terrible influence on the world, and it has hurt the native women from making a living making and selling their home-made baskets. And all the disappearing grass huts. snif snif. dang they have toilets too. Bad Americans. Bad British for teaching modernization. Anytime feel free to google Indonesia and tell me why we are to blame for their brutality, murdering, and suicide bombings.

  15. Reality Bytes says:

    Like the dollar they control, there is no bottom to how low the liberal elite will go. BTW – what ever happened to the Rahm Emanuel/Blago investigation? No where huh? Wow! They took over & never even fired a shot (Bill Ayer’s Bombings notwitstanding)

  16. GetBackJack says:

    Dear Colonel – I perform a courtly bow. Well said, sir. And EXACTLY the point.

    The concentration of power in the District … r.g. host Gilbert’s excellent summation in political class vs. America … is precisely what that hideous war of brother against brother was all about.

    That said, it seems to me that History has a way of overturning such criminal behavior even as the ‘victors’ settle in to lick their chops over their spoils. The moment empire is realized the seeds of its destruction are already beginning to blossom. That … and I KNOW we are a nation given to God, the God of our Forefathers. He does not forget Covenant and He is a jealous God. It may not be in my lifetime, for He surely works at a patient pace, but these interlopers and criminals will be destroyed. This Is His Nation.

    • Reality Bytes says:

      Then again a randomly placed asteroid smack dab in the middle of DC would go a long way too; kind of a 8/10 split from The Lord Himself.


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