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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 10:36 AM

15. Even Democrats should be appalled at this mindset!

I have had it with the corporatist-political world viewing US citizens as mindless
dolts who are nothing but objects with which to be toyed. This "etch-a-sketch" comment spotlights the horrifying mindset that was showcased during HBO's recent "Game Change" movie about Palin.

Steve Schmitt said, in "Game Change, "News isn't meant to be remembered anymore! It's entertainment. Nothing is remembered for more than forty eight hours any more..." Gee, thanks for treating us like imbeciles.

The political machine on both sides believes that the American people are stupid, ignorant, incapable of rational thought and easily persuaded with a snappy marketing campaign. Yep, throw us some "red meat" and come up with a catchy slogan--and we're sooooo on board!

I don't agree with ANYTHING Mitt Romney has to say, and I agree less with the rabid right-wing of the Republican party that is being duped here. So, Romney kow tows, lies and puts on his best fake face for the extremists in his party--then his people admit that words and promises mean nothing. When will people realize that the political world views us as idiotic fools.

Dare I say--Obama has done the same thing. No one expected a non-reform healthcare bill. No one expected the further erosion of our Constitution. No one expected that Obama would sign on to indefinite detention of United States citizens. No one expected that he would morph his staff and cabinet into a Goldman Sachs fraternity. No one expected that Guantanamo would still remain open. Yes, Obama has done some great things--and I am relieved to know that a Republican is not in the White House. But still---it appears that both sides engages in this kind of "etch-sketch" campaign politicking, and it's so wrong.

Another example of how we are seduced and then used (for our votes)--and then cast aside like one night stands--while our elected representatives continue their long-time love affair with their corporate masters.

We have a sick, sick system.

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