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  •  invective doesn't make you right or informative (2+ / 0-)
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    Diebold Hacker, pot

    Yes, I'm a stupid old timer Democrat with a bizarre penchant for rule of law and limits on State and Presidential power. I am an idiot to not like a Democratic President who ran on a progressive platform but has governed to the right of Richard Nixon.

    For me it has become a difficult call. The Republicans will further destroy the economy, try to shift still more wealth to the wealthy and dismantle Social Security and Medicare. In the process, I expect they will create a massive backlash in support of those programs as has happened in Wisconsin.

    Further erosion of human rights by a Democrat (I appreciate gay rights but not under a police state) becomes part of the fabric of the government and society and will be very difficult to undo.

    Obama has done more to undermine support for Keynesian economics by his half-assed stimulus and his parroting of deficit and tax cut talking points than any Republican. He has done his best to undo the Democratic party as the defender of Social Security and government regulation.

    I think the America is doomed unless the consolidation of power under the wealthy elites of both parties can be overturned. Our economy can not recover if there is no middle class with real jobs. We have been steadily sliding towards the stagnancy and insolvency of a banana republic; this  will continue unless the stranglehold of the big banks can be broken. Obama has shown no interest in trying to do so or even enforce basic financial law. What ever happened to the "Constitutional Lawyer?" Do lawyers only see laws as things to be circumvented? I am beginning to think the chaos of a still more extreme Republican President may be necessary to force some kind of a revolution.

    What's sad is that I favor financial stability and social liberalism and I can't identify with a party anymore. Until Obama, I thought it was the Democrats.

    •  I see (1+ / 0-)
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      anim8sit
      Yes, I'm a stupid old timer Democrat with a bizarre penchant for rule of law and limits on State and Presidential power.

      So have you been demanding a recession of the 2001 AUMF?

      cheers,

      Mitch Gore

      Want to end too big to fail banks? Then move your money and they will no longer be too big.

      by Lestatdelc on Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 05:46:01 PM PST

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      •  This recession is enough thanks, but I was hoping (0+ / 0-)

        for a president that would oppose Bush-Cheney assaults on personal liberties, not one who 'struggles' as he acts to enshrine and extend them.

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