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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-05 10:41 AM
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3. The Democratic party has morphed in the Repug lite party.
The most fundamental reason for this is money. And who contributes. Democrats cannot compete with Repugs in fund raising unless they weaken their message to appeal to moneyed interests.

Another basic reason is that the Repugs have successfully sold the public on the myth of the unerring "free" market and the co-myth of the bungling, interfering government.

None of this will change until the next economic collapse. It took the Great Depression to wake Americans up to lies of corporate infallibility in the 1930's. Those lessons have long been forgotten due to the safeguards liberals built into the system. As the Repugs rip up those safeguards, we get closer to a repeat performance.
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  -Taming Capitalism... Have Progressives Given Up? ulTRAX  Mar-09-05 10:31 AM   #0 
  - failure to expose the myth of capitalism  datasuspect   Mar-09-05 10:38 AM   #1 
  - we can't compete... or perhaps we should not.  ulTRAX   Mar-09-05 10:43 AM   #4 
     - NAFTA  datasuspect   Mar-09-05 10:52 AM   #6 
        - Pass the ass chap stick, would ya?  me b zola   Mar-09-05 10:19 PM   #17 
  - Thank you for posting this n/t  fertilizeonarbusto   Mar-09-05 10:39 AM   #2 
  - The Democratic party has morphed in the Repug lite party.  amBushed   Mar-09-05 10:41 AM   #3 
  - origins of myths  ulTRAX   Mar-09-05 10:49 AM   #5 
     - economic darwinism?  datasuspect   Mar-09-05 10:54 AM   #7 
  - Symbiotic vs. Parasitic  porphyrian   Mar-09-05 10:59 AM   #8 
  - No offense, I follow your argument, but when you repeat it  HereSince1628   Mar-09-05 07:37 PM   #10 
     - No, thanks for the clarification. - n/t  porphyrian   Mar-09-05 08:49 PM   #11 
  - What myths would you like exposed? The one about until there  applegrove   Mar-09-05 07:26 PM   #9 
  - I thought I was pretty clear  ulTRAX   Mar-09-05 09:49 PM   #12 
     - What the **** are you talking about? Markets are efficient. Not perfect.  applegrove   Mar-09-05 10:01 PM   #13 
        - WTF are YOU taking about?  ulTRAX   Mar-09-05 10:12 PM   #15 
  - DUPE  applegrove   Mar-09-05 10:03 PM   #14 
  - thanks for the.......  ulTRAX   Mar-09-05 10:13 PM   #16 
     - Could you at least link to something somewhere that kinda a sort a  applegrove   Mar-09-05 10:19 PM   #18 
        - I already gave two examples  ulTRAX   Mar-10-05 06:29 AM   #23 
  - Let us hear what W.E.B. Dubois said about capitalism  IndianaGreen   Mar-09-05 10:44 PM   #19 
  - yeah baby - humans have to be there to intervene when corps go wild.  applegrove   Mar-10-05 04:32 AM   #20 
  - That's my problem with elected Democrats too.  Melynn   Mar-10-05 06:09 AM   #21 
     - the two party system filters out those who challenge american myths  ulTRAX   Mar-10-05 06:20 AM   #22 

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