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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:34 PM

Washington is ‘Broken’ Because Republicans Abandoned Any Pretense of Governing

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Washington is ‘Broken’ Because Republicans Abandoned Any Pretense of Governing

By: Rmuse
Jan. 14th, 2013


Of all the forms of government, aside from direct democracy, representative democracy is a fair form of governance, especially when considering the alternatives that have proven disastrous for humanity throughout world history. The Classical Greek philosopher Plato identified five types of what he called regimes that should encourage adherence to some type of democratic government for the sake of a nation’s people. There are still governments controlled by aristocracy, theocracy, oligarchy, and tyranny, but those countries’ populations certainly are not free in the sense Americans are, and it is one of the detriments on not living in a country with secular humanistic tendencies inherent in a civilized democratic society. There is a growing number of Americans so dissatisfied living in a civilized society governed by a representative democracy, that they have begun threatening civil war and a revolution to transform American governance into a combination of Plato’s four deleterious regimes. The latest violent threats notwithstanding, the civil war and revolution have been under way for four years next week in Washington D.C.

The reason Washington is unable to function as it did for 232 years is that Republicans decided, after Barack Obama won the Presidency in 2008, to revolt and abandon any pretense of governing in a representative democracy and unequivocally chose to rule.
To garner the power necessary to rule by oligarchy and punish the American people for electing President Obama, they marshaled support from aristocrats, theocrats, and the unintelligent that have become an axis of evil to representative democracy. On Sunday, when Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer asked Republican John McCain why Republicans seem “to be against every single person” President Obama has nominated, because, he said, “it’s usually been the rule if the president is going to be in charge of the government, we have to give him the people he wants to run it,” McCain said it was because the President did not ask Republicans “what do you think about it.” McCain revealed in one statement that the GOP considers themselves the ruling party controlling the government regardless the results of the election, and in conjunction with their deliberate obstructionism, explains their every action over the past four years.

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It is the dreaded tyranny Republicans and teabaggers claim President Obama is guilty of, and their cherished real American ideals, religious liberty, political freedom, and personal liberty are facing more vicious, sustained attacks by corporate-funded oligarchs in the Republican Party. There are opinions that the GOP is pandering exclusively to the whims and edicts of religious fanatics, patriarchal ruling class, corporate leaders, and the financial world who, not being duly elected representatives of the people, wield undue influence and power on their lackeys in the Republican Party, but they are willing representatives fulfilling a 75 year dream of undoing all of the New Deal’s programs and protections.

America is in a civil war and Republicans are rebelling against government by representative democracy. They have no intention of governing and if they have to bring America to its knees in their power grab to rule by oligarchy, they will either rule, or break the government. There has been overt tyranny in Washington for the past four years and it is the Republican Party. They are unwilling and unable to abandon their dreams of oligarchy and participate in governing this country evidenced by their obstructionism and attempts to subvert the Constitution. They have rejected the results of two elections, the will of the American people, and the very tenets that governed this nation for 232 years in their drive to rule by corporate and theocratic edict as they drive to destroy America’s representative democracy that informs they are the only tyrants in America.

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Reply Washington is ‘Broken’ Because Republicans Abandoned Any Pretense of Governing (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 2013 OP
Bonobo Jan 2013 #1
Warpy Jan 2013 #2
spanone Jan 2013 #3
Cha Jan 2013 #4
Kelvin Mace Jan 2013 #5
CE5 Jan 2013 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2013 #17
freshwest Jan 2013 #7
tanyev Jan 2013 #8
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #9
riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #10
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #19
santamargarita Jan 2013 #11
randome Jan 2013 #12
ladjf Jan 2013 #13
CanonRay Jan 2013 #14
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #15
Politicub Jan 2013 #16
applegrove Jan 2013 #18
Kurovski Jan 2013 #20

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:40 PM

1. I agree with this.

The only point I would like to add is that instead of resisting this with an equal degree of dedication to its principles, the Democratic Party leadership has ceded ground and moved into the center-right ground once occupied by the so called "Reagan Democrats" or the "Moderate Republicans".

The net effect being that not only we, the Democratic Party, but the country as a whole has been moved to the right with the old voices of the left silenced and banished to the sidelines with no support and a dwindling memory of itself.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:45 PM

2. Republicans represent the dictatorship of the rich

and have left no room for compromise with the other 98% of the country.

Damn them all.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:46 PM

3. k&r...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:47 PM

4. Damn Straight.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

5. True, but the Vichy Wing of the Democratic Party

help the process along.

Exhibit A: Filibuster reform is being abandoned despite its critical need to stop just this kind of obstructionism.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:54 PM

6. For people who "hate" government so much

 

there sure are way too many of them in the U.S. House.

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Response to CE5 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:20 PM

17. Exactly

Many of these like Paul Ryan have no experience in the private sector.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:08 PM

7. This is right on target! Thanks, babylonsister!



Obama believes in American ideals. What they believe in - I hesitate to mention, but it's nothing good.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:49 PM

8. I don't remember Dubya asking the Democrats for their opinion on his appointments.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:51 PM

9. K&R! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:53 PM

10. can obama declare martial law?

Just wondering

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:57 PM

19. Can Obama call the National Guard to put down the rebellion?

That's what I want to know, too.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:18 PM

11. It boils down to the fact these bastards are willing to...

ruin the World economy because they couldn't steal the election!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:23 PM

12. They are the laziest mother fuckers in this country.

They want to be in the government so they can do as little as possible. An honest day of work? Hah!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:49 PM

13. I agree with all of the accusations by the author. Futher, the Republicans have consistantly

attempted to alter the outcomes of Federal elections by fraudulent means, including at least two Presidential elections in recent years. They live by a code of criminality. That is the rule rather than the exception.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:55 PM

14. This all started under Gingrich

with the Republicans not accepting the legitimacy of Clinton as President. It has only escalated since then, culminating in where we are at today. I believe we are very close to an open rebelion on the part of the far right.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:59 PM

15. They tried to de-legitimize Clinton's elections, settling on impeachment.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:17 PM

16. Republicans will wreck - or kill - our representative democracy

Are there any honorable republicans who are interested in governing? Because right now it seems like the party is peachy keen about its leadership. Aside from some blustery words, no establishment republican is doing anything meaningful to change thier party.

What remedies do we have other than the ballot box? What happens if they decide to dig in their heels and not pass a budget?

America is on the cusp of pulling out of the recession. The only thing standing in our way is the house GOP.

And from my vantage point it seems the only way meaningful progress can be made is if some GOP congress persons cross the aisle and vote for fairness.

I don't see this happening, though. The GOP has a lock on obstructionism.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:02 PM

18. What a powerful piece. Thanks for

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posting. Interesting to note that in Canada the Conservative government has been refusing to meet with provincial premiers which is unusual for a federal government. Why? Because no agreement will be signed that either regulates or involves spending. They are the ungovernments.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:27 AM

20. That's the gist of all of it.

The nutshell.

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