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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:04 PM
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Karl Rove’s Master Plan: A One-Party America
http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/04/08/con04361.ht...

While everyone analyzes and complains about his tactics, Karl Rove has his eyes on a grand strategy.

The Swift Boat Veterans for Lies is but a tiny piece of a schematic Rove has been carrying in his head since his salad days in Texas. Bush’s Brain will die happy the day he achieves his two greatest goals. The first of these is to turn the U.S. into what is fundamentally a one-party system. Secondly, he wants the federal government to have so little money that it can do nothing to get in the way of business interests; nor will it be able to sustain any kind of socially progressive assistance for disadvantaged Americans.

His desire to destroy the Democratic Party is not about fair play politics. Rove sees a country where there is only symbolic opposition and democracy is more of a "Potemkin Village" show than an actually tallying of votes and a discussion of issues. He and the Republicans believe they know what is best for America. They do not consider ideas from the left or the center. Those people are simply wrong to them.

Of course, the irony is lost on Rove and his henchmen that a one-party nation, at the worst, turns us into something akin to a communist country or, as a minimum, the pseudo-democracy maintained for decades by Mexico.

But Karl doesn’t care. America is not important. Political victory is what matters, the control of power, and the economy. This isn’t conspiracy theory nonsense. He’s taking the steps...

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is an Italian word which in the 1890s came to refer to radical political groups. It later evolved into the term fascism.

Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), refers to the right-wing authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy 1922-1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. The name comes from fascio, which may mean, "bundle," as in a political or militant group or a nation, but also from the fasces (rods bundled around an axe), which were an ancient Roman symbol of the authority of magistrates. The Italian 'Fascisti' were also known as Black Shirts for their style of uniform incorporating a black shirt.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:08 PM
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1. America has tried this
For a brief time during the administration of James Monroe, during what is termed the era of good feelings, the U.S. was a one party state. The federalists had imploded, and the Democrat-Republicans were in charge. It didn't last lomg, and resulted in an explosion of grass roots participation in politics and the rise of Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party.

Rove is dreaming (or more likely delusional), if he thinks this can really happen.
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markus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:18 PM
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2. Come to North Dakota
where, on the state-government level, the pilot program is already in place. In the last legislative session, there were efforts to abolish departments led by constitutional (elected) officers, foldning them into other cabinet (non-elected) departments.

We have a Democratic delegation, but we are otherwise a one-party Xian state.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:22 PM
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4. I actually lived in Fargo till I was 7
Still have alot of family there! Is it cold yet ?

It is inevitable that politicians, when they have unfettered power, will go too far. Eventually they are punished by the voters. I know how you feel. I live in Virginia now, and the Republicans have taken control here. But things are slowly switching back. Republicans drunk with power are getting themselves in trouble, and the voters are beginning to punish them.
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markus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 08:13 AM
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8. Hell, it barely got warm this summer
I don't know that there will be a correction in North Dakota anytime soon, at least not inside the Democratic Party.

I am about getting to the same place as a lot of North Dakota's ready to split my vote between the N.D. congressional delegation, and the presidential candidate (at least this time) and a third party.

The Dem-NPL is about as moribund an organization as I've ever encountered, even by Democratic Party standards.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:24 PM
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5. I do think that for every action there is a reaction...
I do agree that a single party hold on power will be challenged, but in the meantime, they will screw this country till we look worse than a 3rd world nation. Iraq today is America tomorrow.

But Hope for a Progressive Future, regardless of who wins in November, is with this movement
Wiring the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/25/magazine/25DEMOCRATS....
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:28 PM
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6. Unfortunately Americans often need a kick in the ass
To see how bad things are. Until it really starts to hurt people tend to be apathetic and inward directed. Sad but true.

I think we are starting to see the beginning of an awakening though. If Roves vision is a 1 party state he is going about it all wrong. He is going to be very surprised at how much opposition from heretofore apathetic Americans he is going to see.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 03:18 PM
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3. When people here say who will we run in 2008 if we lost this election:
I say there will be no Democratic Party by then. SO THIS IS IT FOLKS, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 07:33 PM
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7. I can see the end to the Republican party
Certainly when Bush loses, the party will
have to struggle with who they really represent.
Moderate Republicans will throw this bunch out
no matter how hard they are partying now.

Then it will be a fight between a radically rightwingnut
faction and true conservatives.

What Dems will face is staying DLC or moving
to a true compassionate liberal agenda.
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