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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:23 AM
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The juxtaposition between my recent viewing of.....
...."Capitalism: A Love Story" and Gibbs baiting liberals as the "professional left" leaves no doubt in my mind that there are no Democratic and Republican parties - they are meaningless labels - there are only the 1%ers and the rest of the slaves.

And the 1%ers will never relinquish control unless it is pried from their...well you know the rest.
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LiberalLoner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:51 AM
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1. I fear you may be right. :( n/t
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:00 AM
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2. They WILL NOT peacefully relinquish power. So, it must be forcibly wrneched from their
greedy clutches.

If it is from their "cold dead hands" - so be it.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:24 AM
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3. IMO, there are still some Kulaks aspiring to be Boyar princes
Though I completely agree that this is neither my late father's labor-based democratic party dedicated to maintaining opportunity to rise among social classes (that was the party from FDR until Lyndon Johnson) nor the progressive democratic party that the idealistic young people who gathered in Grant Park in 1968 thought it could become. Although it is undoubtedly a consequence of the acquiescence of both generations.

This is the democratic party replete with Political Careerists and Kulaks, pragmatists passive to aggressive greed
who offer little to curb excesses, who have twisted liberal ideology of tolerance into passive acceptance of ill-treatment of the commonwealth, and who hope only to keep their heads above the rabble by ingratiating themselves to the powerful.

It is as you say a party overseeing the demise of the middle-class. And with the dwindling fortunes of the middle class this country is losing the group of people whose aspirations to a better life powered a willingness to pay taxes to build a physical and social infrastructure that served all classes and which was the real treasure of this nation.


And at the risk of turning this reply into a rambling lamentation, I say this...

With the changing nature of the political reality, we have a changing rhetoric and a crumbling of the nation. We balk not only at bridges to no where, but to anchors of public health (municipal water, sewage treatment), highway maintenance, public safety, education, disaster recovery (how often do we read of "stupid" people who build Mc-Mansions in California's chaparral scrub, and the dummies whose foundations are in floodplains or, as in New Orleans, below sea level?), and retirement (Social Security) and care for the elderly and infirm (Medicare). Fights for maintenance of the Common Good are ended before they start as the Kulaks in DC shrink before the assignation of social welfare into socialism.





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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:26 AM
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4. The 1% are basically cowards. Remember how they whined when......
people picketed their homes in CT? They were besides themselves. If there were and, any consequences for their actions they would buckle in a minute. Unfortunately for us they know that the government has their back. That wasn't the case during the Roosevelt administration and the wealthy back then had as much to lose as they wealthy today.
The problem is getting the average citizen of their asses and take it directly to the 1 percenters. Eventually there will come a time when people say enough is enough.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:50 AM
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5. Locking
Broadly suggesting that there is no difference between Barack Obama and George W. Bush, or that there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans is not permitted here.

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