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    This is the New Congress, totally in the pockets of big money. Both parties, not just the GOP. I suspect the Oval Office is not out of reach either. The only solution to save our democracy is to separate elected officials from those who fund their campaigns. The easiest way to do that is to pool all campaign funds centrally and anonymously, then dole out the funds equally between all candidates for office. Until then, all we have is American political kabuki theater.

    •  This is less about big money than (4+ / 0-)

      it is about Big Fear.  The Teahadists are the driving force behind our current gridlock, people who can't adjust to a world in which simply being white no longer confers majority power.  

      Racism and bigotry are the core values of the Tea Party.   Republicans rode the wave and gloated.  Now they're being replaced by people without a clue how to govern, watching their party drown, unable to leash the mad dogs.

      We could benefit from this if we focused up and fought them, even with gerrymandering.  I fear we'll follow them off the same purity cliff instead.  THAT'S what will cement the takeover of the oligarchy.  It won't even cost them a lot.

      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 Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:24:59 AM PDT

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