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  •  The main thrust I see is urging people to (29+ / 0-)

    either get together to form an outside influence on the Party (as has always been the case with real reform, not cut-their-balls-off reform we've had for 20 years) or to take over the party, or to force/elect officials to behave like actual Democrats.

    The rejection of both parties as useless: that's most of America. There's no stopping that while Wall Street commits literally millions of crimes and deceptions on common people, and hundreds of major crimes and they get fined a fraction of their ill-gotten gains, no jail; the Eternal War for National Suicide Through Bankruptcy eats our wealth; ..,. shit, I don't have to explain to you that all of our institutions are deeply corrupt and deeply out of touch with reality. In every way.

    And show me evidence that the President is on our side? If he was on my side, why's he offering up my resources for a deal that only Wall Street -- deficits are all that matters -- cares about? An Austerity-friendly offer when Austerity is a PROVEN economic killer?

    Why not offer up things which DON'T objectively hurt our lives, which DON'T objectively mean a dose of Economy-killing, debt-increasing Austerity.

    Someone on my side would by insisting on $1T jobs stimulus to update our crumbling infrastructure and cities. Someone on my side would say, as Democrats have since FDR, "stay the fuck away from taking from the marginal."

    Someone on my side would fight the people who want me and everyone I know reduced, instead of offering them sweets they might find appealing. And such would win elections hand over fist if they represented us.

    Why do you think Warren's on her way to being a folk hero? Because she says "gosh, I know there's all those numbers and studies flowing around you guys and it's hard to notice that the Bankers who cheated millions, and broke the laws you oversee left and right, and you let them decide who deserves paltry recompense, or none. Would you like some tea?"

    Seriously, don't play chicken-brained DC Bubblehead Games. Fucking act for the real-world benefit of the real humans, you want to be a respected and trusted leader. Can't do that... ? Don't get trust and respect.

    That's our deal, take it or leave it. Never offer social security again. Never.


    If Republicans said every 3rd person named "Smith" should hang, we'd bargain them to every 7th. Then we'll see apologia written praising this most pragmatic compromise. There's our losing formula.

    by Jim P on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 12:44:56 AM PDT

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