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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-04 08:11 AM
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10. Sadly, I agree...
I knew when the Dems rolled over in 2000 and the corporate media blatantly began spewing Bush propaganda that we were in deep trouble.

I remember lots of posts here at DU in 2002 reassuring us that the Dems had a strategy to win back the House and/or the Senate. :evilfrown:

We can win, but it will take an enlivened, informed, and outraged democracy fighting not just Bush (who is but a symptom of the larger problem), but the corporatist/fascist oligarchy solidifying its power behind the scenes. Read this month's issue of Harper's about how neo-cons have been financing publications, think tanks, networks, professorial chairs, etc., since the early to mid-'70s. Read also Thomas Frank's "What's the Matter with Kansas" to see how the Right has used "values" to gain support of the working and middle classes, while the Right dismantles programs and policies designed to protect workers, minorities, the elderly, etc.

I hate to say it, but I don't see much evidence of an effective democratic (small d) counterbalance to what's happening in this country. I'm still pulling for Kerry, but his campaign is not filling me with much hope of victory in November.
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