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  •  You sort of missed the point. (2+ / 0-)
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    bythesea, James Kresnik

    The very people responsible for the failures of the two parties in power, are also behind this third party push.

    It's corporate astroturf, designed to MITIGATE the concerns and actions of voters who are angry with the system.

    Bloomberg/whoever (are you kidding me?) is a symbol of something deep that all of us need to heed.

    The greed of the 1% and their willingness to do anything to stay in power? Yes.

    The undercurrent of discontent among voters in this country? No. Americans Elect makes itself LOOK like it provides an outlet for that discontent, but it's all a scam of the most cynical sort.

    Corporate Dog

    We didn't elect Obama to be an expedient president. We elected him to be a great one. -- Eugene Robinson

    by Corporate Dog on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 05:51:52 PM PST

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    •  Tell that to my neighbors... (1+ / 0-)
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      James Kresnik

      who are vulnerable to ANYONE who may appear to provide relief...however specious their claims may be.

      My point is NOT that they miss the's that they are vulnerable to efforts by creepy people because they are quite sure that they have been abandoned by the people, both Democrat and Republican, who they feel have failed them....

      ...and look around... many of our fellow citizens have indeed been failed.

      'Scams of the most cynical sort' can work very effectively in the right environment...and it has been the Republicans and Democrats (of the two major parties) who have provided that environment.

      •  This is why the left needs to get ahead of this (1+ / 0-)
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        and form their own outsider political entity. If we become too obsessed with sticking with the Democratic Party no matter what, we will be completely outflanked by the emergent centrist movement, guaranteed.

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