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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 09:08 PM
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I'm very disappointed and pissed off tonight, so please forgive this, but.....
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What the hell are we? Stupid beyond belief?

Jeezum H. Christmas. This country is rapidly going to hell in a handbasket, and what do we do? We are choosing to have another presidential race in which the choices are going to be Bad Vs Worse.

Bad is eight more years of Wimpy and Corrupt kowtowing to the Corporate Elite by the Democratic Party.

Worse is eight more years of the GOP.

Why the hell don't we learn? Are we going to continue to be driven by the politics of nostalgia for a decade in which the Democrats presided over the Selling of America? Fer Gawds sake. Enron didn't start with Bush. Nor did the replacement of Civil Society by the Power of Capital. Nor did the polarization of the American economy, or the decimation of the middle class and the total crossing out of the poor.

I expect the Republicans to make awful choices. That's their job.

But Democrats are supposed to be the counterpoint to that. At a time when Corporate Power and Global Big Capital have their boots on our collective faces, one would think the so-called party of liberal and progressive values would stand up and fight back.

But instead, we are surrendering. Going for the V-Chip triangulating fellow travellers of the Corporate Elite. Ignoring any tinges of progressive populism.

Another Damn Issue-Free General Election in which Big Problems will be met with Small Answers.

I will support the Democratic nominee, etc. etc. etc.....But it is so discouraging that at a time when the country ought to be ripe for real change, the Democratic Party seems to want to go Back to the Future and keep the "centrist" stranglehold intact.

It is so depressing.

Sorry I had to get this off my chest.



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