Why is it not surprising that the White House is now embroiled in an email controversy over an entirely different set of email accounts run by the Republican National Committee for members of this Administration? A parallel email system to the authorized White House email system.
The Republicans live in a Parallel Universe.
They live in a world where they won the 2000 and 2004 elections. Where election fraud means people voting more than once rather than the thousands of voters suppressed in Florida, Ohio and elsewhere.
They live in a world where the insurgents are in their “last throes” and it is moral to rewrite global warming data to show that there is not a threat to our planet.
Freedom of Speech means not being able to say “Polar Bears” at international conferences.
For them torture is just a “little dip” instead of the horror the rest of us see.
The President lives in a world where Congress doesn’t really matter; signing statements can over-ride anything they pass anyhow.
The Geneva Conventions don’t really matter in their world; they are “quaint”.
To lower the deficit in their world you cut taxes and raise spending. Their new math only works in Washington.
To bring the soldiers home it is necessary to send more to war.
No child left behind means cutting funds for Public Education.
Regulating industry means appointing lobbyists to oversight positions.
Supporting the troops means not providing them with body honor or adequate veteran’s benefits, research for traumatic brain syndrome, or even paying for adequate maintenance at Walter Reed.
“Doing a Great Job” means Katrina.
Pharmacy benefits means not negotiating for drug discounts for Seniors.
Free trade means not allowing re-importation of drugs from Canada.
Addressing the Social Security Fund short-fall means diverting funds to private accounts.
National Security means revealing CIA Agents.
Reducing our dependence on imported oil means not raising mileage standards on automobiles.
So why am I not surprised that they should have their own email accounts at the White House? Our laws don’t apply to them…they are in a parallel universe not connected to our reality. But then, we are just reality-based Americans after all.