What would amount to treason in today's political realm? Very simple. The GOP refusing to allow the ill-advised, credit-guzzling, debt-creating Bush tax cuts to expire. And generating global financial crisis on the false premise that the GOP is working to attain fiscal responsibility. In a pig's eye it is. The President surprised Boehner by accepting real deficit reduction - four trillion worth - in exchange, essentially, for going back to the way things were before George W. Bush sold us all down the river with deregulation and no-pay wars. The GOP no-tax voice of Eric Cantor - honed by expensive elocution lessons - will not work. Cantor is mouthing smooth Nixonian lies. Boehner knows if he, Boehner, stands up. he will face a challenge from the this nitwit. Boehner should stand up. He should go to the wall, He should stand with Obama. Then watch little Eric fold like a little card table. Eric has had his moment and now it is his turn to leave, tail between legs, every hair in place. Otherwise the GOP will not merely be guilty of idiocy and hypocrisy but of playing with treasonous fire from which the country may never recover.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.
There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.
This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.