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    Especially how diffuse the opposition to the current situation is, and how exhausted people are. The difficulty of mobilizing is formidable. The money and power of the other side just keep growing, while the money and power to organize for the majority of Americans keeps being drained. Politicians have run on populist platforms and then betrayed the constituency that elected them. When this happens often enough, people become cynical and drop out of politics.

    Obama has not followed through on many of his promises, and has let down so many who worked so hard to get him elected.

    The entire gun issue has left me dazed and confused. It is so outrageous that the NRA, the gun lobby, and the centrist politicians can succeed against 90% of the American people is astounding.

    They are willing to spend all this money on wars overseas, drones, torture, and impinge on our freedom in airports, but unwilling to actually PROTECT American children against random gun violence.

    The politicians in the Senate and House who are against protecting American children against assault weapons are the vilest human beings. They have no moral core, no moral authority.

    Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

    by coral on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 06:48:31 PM PDT

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