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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 06:49 PM
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18. I would start building a new party by engaging the non-voters.
It's a HUGE pool! A good number of them don't vote because they don't see much difference between the two parties. I am quickly losing hope with the democratic party. Yes, they are not as evil as the repubs, but we are on the same course, no less. Headed toward the same damned cliff, just more slowly.

I agree completely with your comment about revolution. People speak of it glibly without any consideration of what's entailed, & more importantly, what do we put in place after wards. If we don't plan that part, the first part won't matter.

I look at money in politics, a severely compromised media & electronic voting & wonder how the hell we're going to get out of this mess.

~sigh.
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  -How can we expect any change to happen when both parties are backed by Wall Street? white_wolf  Mar-22-11 05:37 PM   #0 
  - This should be goal #1  northoftheborder   Mar-22-11 05:40 PM   #1 
  - No disagreement here.............  socialist_n_TN   Mar-22-11 05:41 PM   #2 
  - Yes, gettting corporate $$$ out of politics -  Hell Hath No Fury   Mar-22-11 05:45 PM   #3 
  - Exactly right. Same owners, merely different "brands" for different divisions  villager   Mar-22-11 05:47 PM   #4 
  - So the question is,  CrispyQ   Mar-22-11 05:50 PM   #5 
  - Honestly I can only think of a few possibilities.  white_wolf   Mar-22-11 05:56 PM   #6 
     - I would start building a new party by engaging the non-voters.  CrispyQ   Mar-22-11 06:49 PM   #18 
        - We need to find a party that is for the workers and middle-class.  white_wolf   Mar-22-11 07:07 PM   #22 
  - We can't, the Citizens United case made that painfully clear  StarburstClock   Mar-22-11 06:04 PM   #7 
  - Both parties are also backed by large numbers of people.  Davis_X_Machina   Mar-22-11 06:17 PM   #8 
  - What are you doing to change anything?  StarburstClock   Mar-22-11 06:21 PM   #9 
  - Sue.  Davis_X_Machina   Mar-22-11 06:27 PM   #11 
  - That is a problem. but it isn't the root of the problem.  white_wolf   Mar-22-11 06:22 PM   #10 
     - Learned helplessness. n/t  Davis_X_Machina   Mar-22-11 06:27 PM   #12 
        - No.  white_wolf   Mar-22-11 06:32 PM   #13 
           - You'll get corporate money out of politics...  Davis_X_Machina   Mar-22-11 06:36 PM   #14 
           - Purge DLCers. (nt)  w4rma   Mar-22-11 06:37 PM   #15 
              - Which is done at the ballot box...  Davis_X_Machina   Mar-22-11 06:41 PM   #16 
                 - OK, we get it. Learned helplessness. So  Curmudgeoness   Mar-22-11 06:50 PM   #19 
                    - Become a teacher. n/t  Davis_X_Machina   Mar-22-11 07:05 PM   #21 
                       - Try again. I did that. It sucks. nt  Curmudgeoness   Mar-22-11 07:10 PM   #23 
  - How can we expect any change----we can't.  Curmudgeoness   Mar-22-11 06:48 PM   #17 
  - Spare change?  pscot   Mar-22-11 06:53 PM   #20 
 

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