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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:38 AM
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67. checklist
1. End war in Iraq: Fail. Starts war with Libya.

2. Help the environment before global catastrophe from global warming: Zero.

3. Build jobs: Zero. Outsourcing to countries with no pollution control expenses and slave labor wages - not a thing done about it.

4. Healthcare: Denies promise about public option until embarrassing video shows up. Passes healthcare bill with holes in it a truck could drive through. (I was looking forward to the 50% cut in med prices in the donut hole, until the manufacturers of my meds raised prices almost 100%.)

5. Medicare/Social Security: Open to cuts, sets up panel with foes of both programs on it.

6. Pledges to close Guantanamo: Fail. Okays torture of Manning.

7. Constitution: Spits on it with continued torture and other massive civil rights violations. Declared war without Senate approval.

For years my friends on the far left told me there was no difference between the parties, and I told them they were crazy. Now I know they weren't.

I'd like to think if the Democrats lose enough elections they'd remember they're Democrats, but I think TPTB will just decide they should move further right. Nonetheless, in 2012 I'm writing in Bernie Sanders and Howard Dean, in an as yet undetermined order,
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