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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 07:14 PM

9. The same, no,

 

But they are certainly close, and getting closer.

They work primarily for the good of the same groups of people, the rich, elite and corporate.

Sure, the Dems throw out a few crumbs here and there, but in the end, it is the good of the rich, elite and corporate that is paramount.

I call it good cop/bad cop. The 'Pugs are the bad cops. They bluster and bloviate, they are radically out there on many issues and positions. The Dems come along and they are the good cops. They are more subdued, they throw out a few crumbs. But in the end it is the good cop who achieves the most.

Look at the Dems achievements over the past twenty years. Who would have thought that Dems would have destroyed welfare as we knew it. The 'Pugs couldn't do it, we would have screamed bloody hell. But Clinton pushed it through with hardly a peep. Same with media consolidation, the same with deregulation of our financial sector. Looking at Obama's record, who would have thought that it would be a Democrat who would push through health insurance "reform" that basically rewarded the bad, but corporate, players with a mandated monopoly, but he did. Same with the war. Under Bush, the anti-war movement was alive and well, under Obama, the steam has gone out.

No, the parties aren't the same. But they have the same primary goal, to aid and abet their corporate masters first and foremost, and we the people come in a poor second, if at all.

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