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Old Codger

(4,205 posts)
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:14 PM Nov 2014

The people have spoken

The great experiment is over, it made a good run at it but in the end it was too much to ask to expect some sort of overall good of the people in general to beat the powers of greed and gluttony... Pure once great democratic republic is an oligarchy now and will probably go down the drain in pretty much the same manner as all other attempts...

The people have spoken (Original Post) Old Codger Nov 2014 OP
Gridlock coming to DC come January BP2 Nov 2014 #1
I feel like pretty soon we will be like Mexico with drug cartels buying the government mucifer Nov 2014 #2
We already are. RoccoR5955 Nov 2014 #9
But they aren't shooting and torturing people and hiding the bodies... yet mucifer Nov 2014 #11
They ARE torturing people RoccoR5955 Nov 2014 #12
I'm a hospice nurse. I watch people die from liver failure mucifer Nov 2014 #16
Goodbye civil rights,women's right to vote etc maryellen99 Nov 2014 #3
This Liberalynn Nov 2014 #4
I think 2016 will be our year. We get two years upaloopa Nov 2014 #5
It was a bad midterm. Codeine Nov 2014 #6
Been around Old Codger Nov 2014 #13
Yes, the people have spoken all right. Brigid Nov 2014 #7
More like... RoccoR5955 Nov 2014 #8
Eh.... this is as good as it gets for the GOP. devils chaplain Nov 2014 #10
That remains to be seen. Codeine Nov 2014 #15
It's the end of the world as we know it hugo_from_TN Nov 2014 #14


(12,471 posts)
12. They ARE torturing people
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:42 PM
Nov 2014

And killing people with their drugs' side effects, and the accelerated approval of their new drugs.


(22,954 posts)
16. I'm a hospice nurse. I watch people die from liver failure
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:52 PM
Nov 2014

from side effects from medications. Sometimes we don't control pain as well as we would like. But, they have pain meds. They have their loved ones with them. They usually are not alone. Some of my patients are indigent. No insurance.

I have patients who come from Mexico and tell about children missing and their mutilated bodies returned to their parents. Eyes missing. Absolutely horrible stories. Not just from one family. There is a pattern. For some reason if people come from Mexico we never call them refugees.

That's not to say some of the things drug companies do aren't awful and full of greed. It's just not the same as the mexican drug cartels.


(11,417 posts)
5. I think 2016 will be our year. We get two years
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:20 PM
Nov 2014

to watch and see how bad it can become. If people don't get it by then I think you are right .


Old Codger

(4,205 posts)
13. Been around
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:44 PM
Nov 2014

This old country for many many years,I served when I was called, my brothers and many of my friends also, served and some of them died,my father died for this country. I never thought I would see the day that we forsook our heritage as bad as has happened the last few years... if I were younger I would leave now before it gets too bad but I am past that stage now and will just have to sit and watch what little we have left go down the drain..Makes me physically ill to see it.



(12,471 posts)
8. More like...
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:36 PM
Nov 2014

The Morans have spoken.
If the Morans win in 2016, it's over, and I am out of this country.
I have fought for the left for nearly 50 years, and it's time I find a place where LIBERAL is not a dirty word, neither is SOCIALIST.

devils chaplain

(602 posts)
10. Eh.... this is as good as it gets for the GOP.
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:37 PM
Nov 2014

This was pretty much the perfect storm for them. Demographically it's all downhill from here.



(25,586 posts)
15. That remains to be seen.
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:46 PM
Nov 2014

People change as they age, and ethnic voting blocs can shift. Still, I'd say the future looks promising.

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