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  •  Eclectablog, important and timely post as always (1+ / 0-)
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    but you lose me here: "Those of you who are still focused on the Republican Party as a partisan political group need to shed that perception. The Republican Party is nothing more than a group of corporatists working day and night to further the goals of the corporations they represent."

    If anything, this issue does nothing but heighten the relevance of partisan politics—it's the freaking Republicans who are driving these policies, not Democrats. The fact that the GOP is completely the creature of its wealthy corporate donors and benefactors is not new—it's been that way since the New Deal. Partisan politics is as important now as it's ever been.

    •  I gotta disagree as well. (0+ / 0-)

      republicans - what ever you wish to call them - are the single biggest threat to your and my immeditate and long-term future.

      There is no terror threat remotely similar. Only global warming is a bigger issue.

      Republicans are a man-made artificial disaster, ongoing, un trammeled by the laws of the land, aided and abetted by the sheer incompetence and spinelessness of the Democrats.

      Repubs are working day and night to destroy this country, to destroy our economy, our healthcare system. They work to make sure crazed people can have guns because they want as many Americans to be shot as possible WHILE they try to eliminate the healthcare you'll need.

      Hundred and hundreds of them, repeating the same lies, attacking ANYTHING that is right and forcing whatever is wrong through the government and down our throats.

      And they are emboldened because NOBODY tries to stop them.

      Oh, I know - some people have raised their voices, driven petitions, blogged.

      None of this threatens the GOP and they feel like there is a green light to do whatever they want.

      Because NOBODY can stop them.

      At least by adhering to the rules: the rules and the law have us fucked.

      Saving ourselves is likely against the law.

      Politely following those rules has accomplished NOTHING, as evidence by Eclectablogs post.

    •  My point is that there are Democrats... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...who are at the beck and call of corporations, as well. While I agree that Republicans are leading the charge, they have Democratic accomplices at times, as well. Just look at the vote on background checks on gun purchases or the the Dems that voted against the Affordable Care Act for examples.

      "Back off, man. I'm a scientist."
      -- Dr. Peter Venkman

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      by Eclectablog on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:00:33 AM PDT

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