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  •  Well said (21+ / 0-)

    When I read the title, I thought you were talking about comments here at DKos against Republicans, so you kind of threw me with the first part of the diary, which rhetoric I hear all the time, by the way.

    That said, there IS a difference between Democrats and Republicans. It is a matter of degree, yes, as both are actually pretty conservative (in the sense of status quo), as are, predictably, most voters.

    But there is a difference - under Democratic rule, the middle class would be better served, business would be more regulated, and now, at least, war would be less likely. Again, by a matter of degrees.

    But those few percentage points mean a lot to the middle class and the poor.

    Neither party wants to "destroy" America, but one party seems pretty far ahead of the other in wanting to rob America at this time.

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      ricklewsive

      I would only add - the true robbers are smart enough to cover all their bases. They find it much easier to do so with one political party who are mostly in their camp without any extra incentives, but they defintely want to leave as little to chance as possible.

      So they co-opt our team wherever possible too.

      If we want to change anything of significance, it will need to start with financial reform of the US electoral process.

      Progress on our issues - the only thing that really matters.

      by Stranger in a strange land on Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 09:20:55 AM PST

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    •  You can't just measure (2+ / 0-)
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      a group by it's center.

      Yes, both parties have many in the central hump of the ideological bell curve, but the fringes are where change happens.

      Our fringe politicians are Sanders and Franken and Boxer.  Theirs are Bachmann and West and Gohmert.

      That says much about the parties - ours tend to gravitate toward the center, theirs toward the fringe.  And their fringe is dangerous and destructive and anti-America.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 10:23:46 AM PST

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