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  •  Quick: who said that? (7+ / 0-)

    "I don't belong to any organized party. I'm a Democrat."

    "It's like herding cats."

    Big Tent always means coming in at cross-purposes. We may need more coalition-building, but I would hate to have to toe the line the way the Teahadists demand of their GOPers.

    But you're absolutely right about getting Corporate Money out of politics.

    First, though, we need to get rid of a couple (or more) Gopasauruses in the Supreme Court.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 11:55:34 PM PDT

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    •  Get rid of SCt justices? how the HELL do you plan (1+ / 0-)
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      to do that?

      There's one bit of the problem, Ray -- lots of "solutions" that are just individual observations on a diagnostic screen. By people who are like the three blind philosophers arguing over the nature of the elephant from having touched just one part -- tusk, trunk, foot, tail. Can't see the nature of the whole beast, but argue heatedly over who's more correct and percipient.

      Obama will appoint any SCt newbies in his term, any bets on what kind of person(s) will pass the West Wing vetting?

      And what are the chances of this herd of really special cats, US, managing to "elect" a "better Democrat" to the White House next time around, since gee, the SCt after long packing by determined kleptocrats who are actually ORGANIZED and who understand the actual sources and application of POWER, have rendered "legal" the very activities that ensure that the ORGANIZED, the KOCHs and the coal industry and all that, will continue to prevail until the planet won't have us any more but they will have maximized their pleasures and died comfortable.

      While the rest of us, SPLITTERS, with our little issues, will continue to engage in "coalition building" and earnest turning of flip-chart pages or the new-digital equivalents, and not doing what used to be something the "left," as in LABOR that understood that POWER in the form of large numbers and a willingness to actually lay it on the line with their bodies and righteous anger, actually DID, for a time -- check the freepin' predations of the Gilded Tapeworms that are always there, always pressing, always pursuing power and advantage.

      "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

      by jm214 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:57:50 AM PDT

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