The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/23/10

Air date: 
Tue, 02/23/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Americans don't torture. No, they call it something else. And then they get away with it.

A deeply disappointing Department of Justice report reduces the war crimes of the Bush administration to an error of legal judgment. Sorry about the torture! Shouldn't have listened to those damn lawyers. With Joe out on vacation, Abe looks at a Bizarro World in which torturers and mass murderers enjoy lives of retired luxury in between speaking gigs and Sunday talkshow appearances. Oh wait -- it's our world.


What to do about lack of accountability

This suggest is probably onerous to a lot of lefties, but one thing folks can do is a coordinated effort to join and become active in your local Democratic party as a precinct committee person.  It is relatively easy to do, you just have to get on the ballot and only need a handful of votes. Yes you have to spend time going to meetings and what not, but a coordinated group of people could start making steps to make the local party demand accountibilty.  For example, if enough came on board, they could demand commitments from politicans running for office to uphold certain principles or deny them the use of the party machinery!  This would cause great turmoil and controversy but with enough folks working together it could be effect.  Also, transform the local party from simply an election machine which rubber stamps "Democrats" and really force candidates to uphold principled positions.



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