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  •  It really doesn't matter all that much (5+ / 0-)

    whether the Republican party disintegrates and reconstitutes itself as something else - they're NOT going to become Democrats.

    The real battle is not Democrats versus Republicans, but rather Plutocrats versus the rest of us, and so far, the Plutocrats are eating our lunch.

    The reelection of Obama is vitally important as a finger in the dike, but the American people haven't won anything in November unless ALL of the following transpires:

    1. Obama reelected;
    2. House recaptured;
    3. Senate held;
    4. filibuster eliminated;
    5. media stranglehold on information broken.

    The Democratic party elected representatives are comparatively more likely to push through reforms like clipping the wings of the Wall Street Geckos, reining in the national security state, reversing the wholesale privatization of the public square, etc., but they'll be powerless to do so unless all five of those conditions are met.

    The Plutocrats aren't really that concerned about the short game. The long term trends are skewing in their favor.

    Obama's second term, without recapturing the House and holding the Senate, is going to be four years of paralysis or a string of more legislative wins for the Plutocrats. (Probably the latter, since our President isn't exactly eager to wield the veto pen).

    So, while it's fun to observe the Republican party in disarray right now, their agenda is not in jeopardy unless we seize the power to stop it now. Failing that, it's we Democrats who'll be in disarray two and four years from now.

    At this point, Obama's reelection is virtually assured. It's time to focus our energies on the Congress and the media.

    Don't ask if I'm better off now than four years ago. Ask if I'm better off than I would have been under four years of McCain.

    by WisePiper on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:10:38 PM PDT

    •  A Wise Piper, indeed. (2+ / 0-)
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      WisePiper, elwior

      It's the long game of the plutocrats and both parties must play it.

      The Democrats have delivered a fantastic stock market and indemnified the criminals in the financial and defense sectors. Plus, they have sucked more fossil fuels out of the ground than any admin, ever, and managed to privatize alternative energy development. That is a guaranteed win.


      A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

      by Pluto on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:41:26 PM PDT

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