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  •  Legislators write laws. What they write down is (1+ / 0-)
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    legal. That it is neither just nor moral should not come as a surprise. Slavery was legal. Segregation was legal. Forced abortion was legal. Forced sterilization was legal. Warehousing the mentally deficient was legal. Incarcerating innocent people is legal, as long as the proper procedure (due process) is followed. Removing children from their parents is legal, as long as the proprer procedure is followed. Farming children out to foster parents (who are paid) is legal when the parents are indigent.
    The current President was elected by the people contrary to what either major political party wanted. That is the affront that is attempted to be corrected. 160 freshmen in the House after two elections is also a problem. Redistricting was supposed to correct that. It didn't work as designed. The Tea Party has been taking out incumbents. The problem is they don't know why they are going after incumbents. So, the replacements are no better, shoved into the arena by the money bags.
    But, the money bags are getting impatient (and aware of their own mortality). So, they're looking at buying the propaganda organs.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 05:10:25 AM PDT

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      how well you communicate just how screwed up our system is ;)

      i love your writing style!


      I don't think Obama was contrary to what the parties wanted. He was elected by the people, but many have been analyzing his rise to prominence and are certain he made a deal with corporate serpents early on before 2008. I think the money interests had Hillary and Barry both on lock...

      I'm waiting for that "Tipping Point" of change, Obama is clearly not the vehicle for it, I'm just waiting, patiently, wondering ...

      Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

      by aguadito on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 06:18:00 AM PDT

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      •  Obama was the first candidate Howard Dean's (0+ / 0-)

        DFA endorsed after Dean lost the primary in 2004. Dean's supporters forced his selection to head up the DNC and push for the 50 state strategy, which state parties never cottoned to.
        Obama, even then, was not particularly grateful for aid received.
        Dean stayed at the DNC and when 2008 came along there were at least four valid Democratic candidates at the start.
        Edwards had enthusiasitic admirers in NH. Kucinich had acolytes, but no chance. Clinton was supposed to be the front runner. Biden had been on the hustings since 2006. I supported Chris Dodd for his pledge to get out of Iraq--a position that ended up standing Obama in good stead, as well. The turning point, IMHO, came in SC, where the Robinsons are originally from. Hardly anyone in the media paid any attention to Michele's roots. Then the Kennedys came out for Obama and that had to sway the party. It was a friendly primary and Obama ended up with a coalition for the general. Medicare for all was not a big Obama issue going in. Hillary said "everyone deserves health care" -- a lame position IMHO. That Obama went with insurance reform first worked out well because it wore out the opposition and stuck it to the banks at the same time by having the student loan program slip into the Department of Education.
        "No drama Obama" is not quite correct. Obama likes him a kerfuffle, as long as he's directing the action.
        Personal loyalty is not a strong suit, but that means his friends can't be held hostage.

        We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:21:24 AM PDT

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