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  •  Bad policy, bad politics, ignorance and .... (3+ / 0-)
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    buffoonery, are the salient characteristics of this nightmarish hybrid Ryan/Wyden. Wyden takes away a political issue for the Democratic Party, gives cover to Paul Ryan, gains nothing, because this plan will never be seriously considered by anyone but a handful of Republicans in the Senate and the soon to be diminished T-Party caucus in the House and diminshes his own stature as a Senator.

    The stupidity of this political posturing compels us to ask; "What is a Democrat?" If Wyden is an example of what a Democrat is, then there is no reasonable criteria which could be used to determine policy outcomes in voting for a Democrat. Not to mention the Democratic Senators that just voted to remove Habeaus Corpus from the list of rights Americans once had.

    Why have I been supporting this party  for over 40 years? When Clinton gutted welfare, gave carte blanche to banks and telecom companies, signed NAFTA into law and pumped up the Dot-Com bubble as a new model for American business, I was sickened and disquieted, but told myself the Republicans had the upper hand and he did the best he could. Bush was a disaster. I looked forward to a Democratic President with the upper hand, a huge majority in the House, 59 votes in the Senate and the largest electoral mandate since 1964, rolling back the policies of Bush and Clinton would obviously be his goal. Wrong again... The people and their government are diverging, this is beginning to look more like 1859 than 1931, the Democratic Party will not survive this era if it continues to betray the people who support it. I for one will not continue to be a Democrat if this Party continues in this vein.  

    "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

    by KJG52 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 06:10:40 PM PST

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