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Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:32 PM

DWS invites Wall Street criminals and oil comapies into our party's Big Tent

This was the subject of a thread in LBN yesterday, but the video should be seen.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz is full of baloney. Along with crooked banks and major fossil fuel polluters -- and let's not forget Debbie's pal, your friendly neighborhood payday lender -- let's invite private prison corporations and mercenary service corporations like [strike]Blackwater[/strike] [strike]Xe[/strike] Academi into the Big Tent.

The American and world economy is in crisis because of entire industries that should be done away with. Private prisons, mercenaries and payday lenders have no more right to exist than an unregulated recreational drug industry or unregulated loan sharks, which is what a payday lender is and DWS wants to keep it that way. I'd rather have heroin legalized than private prisons or mercenary service companies as those are industries than strive on high crime rates and international tensions. A legalized dope industry would be easier to regulate and contain, while private prisons and mercenaries would demand criminals to fill their prisons and wars, wars and more wars and [strike]bribe[/strike] generously contribute to the campaigns of crooked politicians to make sure they are sustained by high crime rates and pointless wars.

Speaking of pointless wars, there are more reasons than anthropogenic climate change to want to do away with fossil fuels. The oil companies should stop lying about it; we know that knew about the dangers of climate change before the public did and immediately launched a PR campaign to deny there was any problem at all. We should make every effort to supplement and eventually supplant fossil fuels with wind and solar power in the next thirty years. If we had begun this process forty years ago, we'd done by now and the world would be a much better place with more blue sky and green grass.

Banking by its nature is a parasitic industry; it produces no wealth and only serves to move money around, which could be a useful enterprise when properly regulated. The notion that banks create wealth by making loans is nonsense in the best circumstances and dangerous sophistry when combined with quantitative easing (i.e., the Federal Reserve prints money and gives it to the banks at zero percent interest), as is the case now. Money is not wealth, it is a convenient medium of exchange and nothing more. Through quantitative easing, at least the Fed keep the bank from lending money it doesn't have (that would be fraud), but it doesn't mean that there is no word for what happens when that money, printed without regard to an increase in goods and services, goes into general circulation and that word is inflation. There is no question that Wall Street banks should be re-regulated by returning to the status quo ante prior to 1999 when the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act became law and, in addition, the banks broken up to reduce the likelihood that a failure of one too-big-to-fail financial institution will drag the rest of the economy down with it. If that doesn't look like an adequate solution, then we can always nationalize the financial industry, which might be the ultimate solution to any parasitic industry.

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Reply DWS invites Wall Street criminals and oil comapies into our party's Big Tent (Original post)
Jack Rabbit Apr 2016 OP
cantbeserious Apr 2016 #1
Geronimoe Apr 2016 #2
truedelphi Apr 2016 #4
Omaha Steve Apr 2016 #3
Dragonfli Apr 2016 #14
Enthusiast Apr 2016 #21
SoapBox Apr 2016 #5
tomm2thumbs Apr 2016 #6
Jack Rabbit Apr 2016 #8
tomm2thumbs Apr 2016 #10
Jack Rabbit Apr 2016 #12
tomm2thumbs Apr 2016 #13
arcane1 Apr 2016 #7
Jack Rabbit Apr 2016 #9
libodem Apr 2016 #11
Dragonfli Apr 2016 #15
Enthusiast Apr 2016 #22
Scuba Apr 2016 #16
Jackilope Apr 2016 #17
Scuba Apr 2016 #19
Jack Rabbit Apr 2016 #20
Thespian2 Apr 2016 #23
MisterP Apr 2016 #28
Vote2016 Apr 2016 #18
jtuck004 Apr 2016 #24
840high Apr 2016 #25
djean111 Apr 2016 #26
reACTIONary Apr 2016 #27

Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:36 PM

1. Delusional Is As Delusional Does

eom

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:38 PM

2. Three of the Democratic candidates

 

were stabbed in the back. And of course the Super Delegates means the party doesn't need to listen to the people.

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Response to Geronimoe (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:42 PM

4. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ n/t

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:38 PM

3. FIRE DWS! Donate to Democratic Underground for Tim Canova FL-23 here


Donate to Democratic Underground for Tim Canova FL-23 here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/du4timcanova


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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:08 PM

14. ^^^Post rec x 1000 ^^^ /nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 05:33 PM

21. Huge +1!

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:42 PM

5. I love the title of your OP...

Because that is exactly what I thought.

She really ain't a Democrat.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:46 PM

6. I like the "Funny Or Die" microphone on the right

says it all

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:50 PM

8. I didn't notice that

This old man needs new glasses.

Thanks, Tomm.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:54 PM

10. I wonder if it is destined for a clip of theirs

perhaps a remixed version or 'greatest hits'

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:56 PM

12. Why not?

If DWS wants to write satire at her own expense for Funny or Die, the more power to her,

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:58 PM

13. unintended I'm sure

they probably are putting together something themselves and she's an obvious source of material - not very good on the fly or under pressure

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:49 PM

7. "To beat the republicans, we must become the republicans" seems to be their bankrupt motto n/t

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:51 PM

9. That motto was born bankrupt. /!!

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:54 PM

11. Pushing the the nose of a camel under the tent edge

Never bodes well for the stability of the tent.

Poor, big tent. Poor, poor, tent.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:12 PM

15. Since there is no "far left" in this country and hasn't been since Joe McCarthy and then a cold war

I assume she really means a tent big enough for "both the left and the right" easy mistake to make Debbie when one is basically a Republican running as a Democrat in Florida.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 05:35 PM

22. Exactly. There is no Far Left. And really, IMO, the right leaning "center" is not Democratic.

I don't like Republicans even when they call themselves Democrats.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:16 PM

16. Debbie's Record

 

Lost a bunch of House seats, the Senate and over 900 state seats while Chair of the DNC
Supported Republicans over Democrats in two Florida districts
Conceded entire districts to the Louis Gohmerts and Joni Ernsts of this world by abandoning the 50-state strategy
Supported a Republican retread for the Florida Democratic Party Gubernatorial candidate (he lost to Rick Scott, again)
Undermined President Obama's treaty with Iran
Shilled for the private prison industry
Shilled for the booze industry
Shilled for the payday loan industry
Blamed the voters for her failures





Now she's inviting the same oligarch that own the Republican Party into the Democratic Party. Fuck that!!

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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:29 PM

17. They are killing the Democratic Party ....

The choices:
1. fight for and get back to our platform and have vision (Sanders)
2. let them steamroll over us and pretend they are Democratic (Clinton)
3. ?????

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Response to Jackilope (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:52 PM

19. They've tried to turn the Party into 1980 Republicans, but they forgot about the rank-and-file.

 

Now we're a pebble in their shoe and they'd like to rid themselves of us, except when they want our votes. Their only case is "Republicans are worse," which is true, but how much worse is arguable.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 05:10 PM

20. Thanks, Scuba

The Third Way (formerly known as the DLC) think we're "sheeple." We're not. That's just the contempt they have for us. The problem with the Democratic Party is that it was subjected to a hostile takeover by a group led by Al Fromm who aren't democrats.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:02 PM

23. Excellent!

DWS means Dems Were Screwed...I like how you present her combined failures...

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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 10:14 PM

28. 11 Governors, 13 Senators, 69 Reps, 913 state seats, and left with 26% of the electorate

this is actually "rightsizing" since they figure that they have purging challengers down to a science and can win with a bunch of unconditionals you can do literally anything you want to

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:40 PM

18. DWS turned me from a Democrat to a person who supports Democratic candidates

 

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:04 PM

24. Invites? If the music stopped right now they would have all the chairs filled.n/t

 

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:17 PM

25. She stinks - sweep her out.

 

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:24 PM

26. Debbie DINO personifies the reason that I will be leaving that "big tent" this year,

 

depending on who wins the nomination. The air in the tent is starting to really stink.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:10 PM

27. She sounds perfectly reasonable to me. eom

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