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dgauss Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 01:01 AM
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9. Two points, as I see it, that might talk you down but depress you:
Edited on Sun Jan-15-06 01:17 AM by dgauss
1) The current administration is molded by the goals and methods of modern Corporate America, which is a bottom-line, short term gain, grab what you can, don't be distracted by non-productive moral concerns, fuck the future kind of mentality. The upside of considering modern politics in this way is that it doesn't leave much room for long term evil machinations - they're undercut by the more practical and widespread interests of immediate greed. The downside is pretty much everything in the first sentence.

2) The current administration, and Republicans in general, know that even if power swings back and forth from Republicans to Democrats over the next century they (Republicans) will exploit the potential of imperial presidential powers in a way that Democrats wouldn't. Advantage Republicans.
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  - You got it here:  troubleinwinter   Jan-14-06 11:16 PM   #1 
  - They sure have not been ACTING like they expect anyone else  leeroysphits   Jan-14-06 11:20 PM   #3 
  - Yeah that's how it is unfortunately  Flabbergasted   Jan-14-06 11:20 PM   #2 
  - Supreme Court decision  KT2000   Jan-14-06 11:28 PM   #4 
  - Yah. I know.  Jackpine Radical   Jan-14-06 11:34 PM   #5 
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  - Now, that I could go for.  Jackpine Radical   Jan-15-06 09:10 AM   #10 
  - Two points, as I see it, that might talk you down but depress you:  dgauss   Jan-15-06 01:01 AM   #9 
 

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