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  •  That kind of thing really isn't new. (4+ / 0-)

    Grover Cleveland, worst President ever, was the choice of a deadlocked convention, because he looked imposing, handsome, serious, Presidential.  Complete idiot, womanizer with no interest in Presidency.  His Karl Rove got him into power.  

    I know it seems like we're in the worst swamp ever but this is more average and normal than abnormal.  What makes it feel different and overwhelming is there's so much more info out there to sort through.  

    We've never been a model of mental health politically, our Press has almost always been controlled by the Robber Barons of the era, Rush isn't any crazier or more viciously destructive than Father Coughlin, McCarthy wasn't a fluke, he's the norm for paranoid Republican ideology and hate-mongering from the beginning of the party until now.  

    The far left of the time ranted about FDR's weakness, his sellouts, the watered down versions of the social programs we now revere.  

    We don't even fight about different issues generation to generation - it's about the 99% vs the 1%, leveling playing fields, corruption in politics caused by money, a lousy 4th Estate failing the people.  Conservatives always want to go backwards, Liberals always fight about which direction forward really is.

    The downside of the internet is it tends to make us think we're far more important and influential than we really are.  Our only power is through the ballot box, fighting for the people who are closest to what we think we really want.  

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 06:54:17 PM PDT

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