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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:51 AM

Thom Hartmann: I thought we voted for Democrats?



With just 13 days to go until America goes over the fiscal cliff - Progressives across America are asking why President Obama chose to put social security cuts on the bargaining table. Why is the president letting Republicans hack away at social security - instead of presenting progressive solutions that can help us avoid the cliff?

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann on RT TV & FSTV "live" 9pm and 11pm check www.thomhartmann.com/tv for local listings

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Reply Thom Hartmann: I thought we voted for Democrats? (Original post)
thomhartmann Dec 2012 OP
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #1
whathehell Dec 2012 #2
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #3
FlyByNight Dec 2012 #4
supercats Dec 2012 #5
dougolat Dec 2012 #6

Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:54 AM

1. 'cause these are the new Democrats. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:58 AM

2. Yes...They're called "Moderate Republicans"....There are only a few true democrats left, IMO.

and, yes, I think we can all feel betrayed...Talk about "fooled again"!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:03 PM

3. I'm not trying to advocate a new party by saying this, but I really

think we have 4 parties in the US now. Two r and two d. Under the same respective tents, but with differing ideas.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:39 PM

4. We did

However, unfortunately, we had no other alternative. About half of Congress is made up of millionaires and, frankly, all too many of them (and maybe President Obama) regard us as superfluous.

Funny that there has been NO discussion regarding national security/empire maintenance budget (Pentagon, war funding, the alphabet soup of intelligence agencies, etc.). Roughly, a trillion dollars goes to maintenance of American global hegemony every fucking year.

President Obama WON the goddamned election. The Rs are sociopaths and the more he gives in, the more the Rs want and take. The Rs simply DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING other than power: how to acquire it, how to wield it and, most importantly, keep it.



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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:34 PM

5. AGREE 100%

Thom Hartmann is the man! I agree whole-heartedly with these ideas and this message. I only wish Thom could somehow
bend the ears of the politicians in charge.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:57 PM

6. deja vu?

we worked hard to get "corporatism lite" instead of full strength, so let's enjoy it!

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