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I am interested in politics & history, and social justice.

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Does the existance of a robust and healthy

middle class cause inflation, and thus erode the wealth of the rich? Is this why the GOP attack the foundations of middle class existance? Cause I read somewhere yesterday that constant inflation didn‘t exist until the 20th Century. And neither did robust middle classes. So with inflation the rich have had to invest really hard to beat inflation over the years. And now, by going after all social programs that create middle class folk, and all regulations that grow the middle class the rich don‘t face inflation and get all of their stock growth as pure profit. What narcissism. To go about such drastic change to make life even easier for themselves.IMHO

And they don't meet up with the educated teabaggers because the educated live

somewhere else. So they reinforce each others prejudices about each other. Unlike during WWII generation when people with money fought along side people who came from nothing and learned from each other. Here the educated and the uneducated could learn from each other's experiences but that doesn't occur so they end up both voting against government: the first because it helps the poor and they don't care for that, the second group because government is filled with pointy headed intellectuals telling them what to do. And all the rhetoric is vague enough about 'big gubment' that they both see what they want to in the tea party candidates. So because they don't meet up they don't realize they are actually voting on issues that are against each other.

I see this issue as being less about guns and more about the right inventing red meat

they can throw at their base as a wedge issue. A completely manufactured by the right wedge issue.

Because the psycopaths in the republican

party have been telling them lies about their prowess and importance. So all their secret narratives about being ‘masters of the universe‘ has been seemingly actualized. Because they have life so easy that they might get that empty feeling unless the interconnect to greater world and happily be a little cog, all in it together with all of America, they have been toldu instead things like they ‘are the job creators‘. Which is a lie. It is psychological piracy of one political group over another. The middle class are the job creators. That is the engine. So these rich are fed lies and their heads get big, their hearts small. And then the middle class comes along and says ‘hey, we create the jobs and that is what we should be doing here‘. And the rich feel their big heads, and the accompanying rights to be call job creators, attacked. They feel like they are losing territory. So they go tribal. And it is war. The basic thing is that the psychopaths in the GOP took something from the middle class and gave it to the rich which grew their egos and made them feel extra connected in a way in which they want others to fawn over their brilliance. And the middle class, by doing what they are good at and just being themselves, has seemingly attacked. And it all started with psychopaths spreading lies to the rich that made their heads swell. They truly feel their person was doing nothing different when out of nowhere middle class people and their politicians attacked for no reason. It is about the territory/narratives of people‘s brains.

"History we won't know, we'll all be dead" Not so fast W.

If this turns into the end of democracy in Iraq for the foreseeable future or a religious war, the history of the 2003 invasion of Iraq will be written in stone. And Cheney, Bush and Rumsfeld are alive to see it.

Is the Tea Party doing well because of Gerrymandering? Perhaps gerrymandering will

not but such a good thing for the GOP if it moves the GOP to the right and locks them out of the White House for a generation. All their sick dreams are coming true and it is a nightmare. I mean only 12,000 people in Virginia voted Cantor out. Obviously the turnout is greater the nuttier your voters. So the GOP stared into the abyss and it stared into them. And it voted.

Tea Party is the very definition of a cult. Cantor was not pure enough. All they need

is a leader now. Will it be Cruz? Will it be Brat?

If we can show a pattern of war-mongering against our leaders by the right...we can nail them.

Why not just point out that the right is filling their bases heads with hatred for large swaths of people in the interests of political expediency every election cycle. Because it is a pattern by now and repeatedly doing the same thing again and again is on you, not the people you do it to. Bill Clinton was a "cracker", hate the poor. Obama is african american, hate anything black (or at least allow no shared sunlight between anyone black and regular Americans). Hillary Clinton is a woman, hate female role-models. Who does it make look bad when you can show a consistent, repeated pattern of starting wars on particular groups that best represent Democratic leaders.

I'm used to the the NRA being 'too tough' to go up against on the DU. And whenever

I'd post something in the old gungeon, NRA types would show up and attack, no doubt warned by 'bots' that some gun discussion was taking place at the DU. And they'd always be some 'friendly' there to tell me that they were with me but there was no point in going up against the NRA, that they were too strong. I ignored them and pointed out the bullshit in their NRA positions and the ways they used to tools of psychopaths to fight....and at some point the NRA stopped attacking me. They stopped showing up to argue with me. Martinez has what it takes to move this gun discussion to another level. The House already is talking background checks for mental health and it has been only a week. Thank you for your warning but I'll follow my own heart on this.

He's puffing up russians with is talk of Russia is better than the decandent west. Then they'll

feel crossed and attacked when they are not respected for their sick narrative. Then they'll be ready to attack to puff up their egos some more to get back the 'self esteem'. Putin will have turned Russians into and bunch of Elliot Rodgers with a list of grievances and a desire for retribution because lgbt people will thrive in the west as barriers continue to come down and lgbt people will continue to exist in Russia, as they always have.
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