By Ken Krayeske • 9:00 AM EST • 1:11 AM 10/8
Considering that tonite's Town Hall-style debate is supposed be a wide-ranging discussion about all the policies that will impact our country in the next eight years, yet there exist a series of topics that are off-limits in mainstream political debate. Call is censorship. Call it palatability to mainstream American values.
Oh, he can't win if he talks about that _______. Well, why the hell not? It is a festering sore in my community, in my country, and it needs to be discussed.
So, in honor of enforced silence, here is a quick list of words and names that we will most certainly not hear tonite:
International Criminal Court
Unitary Executive Theory
Keating Five (although Obama has made a website...)
Saudi Arabia ***OBAMA SAID IT*** Holy Cow! He must not hand out with King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz like some oligarchs.
Procedural Due Process
Capital Punishment Moratorium
Instant Runoff Voting
The American Israeli Political Affairs Committee
Central Intelligence Agency ***Gosh, wasn't it funny to watch McCain dance around the history of Afghanistan and Pakistan without mentioning the CIA's involvement in creating the Taliban and the "freedom fighters" who overstretched the Soviet Union to the point of collapse.***
Universal Declaration of Human Rights ***Obama mentioned that health care was a right. He's getting there.***
Roosevelt's Economic Bill of Rights
It would be too easy to throw a list of names of political prisoners, like Mumia Abu Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Jeffrey Luers and TreArrow, so I won't take up our time and space. America doesn't have political prisoners.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Goodman, Cheney and Schwerner
Seccessionist - Not mentioned, as promised. But what is so bad about the word? So McCain wins because of the Bradley effect, Karl Rove and who knows what else. He dies in office. Palin takes over. She breaks up the union - she's a seccessionist. She won't start a civil war over keeping California in the Union. California is for god-hating fags. Home rule for Northeast and West coast liberals. We aren't dealing with Kansas anymore...
Alaska Independence Party
Abu Ghraib - How can McCain and Obama proclaim that out soldiers serve with honor, and know that their policies turn men into monsters, writ Haditha, writ Fallujah?
Baghram Air Force Base
Googling any of these words will give you a basic idea as to why they are unmentionable.