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  •  Politics are (4+ / 0-)

    not static political parties morph, die out and are resurrected or change as they are but the reflections of their constituents and those who cede them power. Change really is the only constant, especially in politics.

    The short term here has been manipulated and imho will not stand long term. The intolerable may be short termed accepted but when ordinary people realize that they have absolutely no way to address their legitimate grievances they will lose faith and demand representation.

    Will the Democrat's respond or continue with tier lame kabuki ? Who knows at this point but I do have faith in people and their ability to 'be the change they have been waiting for'. History has always had these onslaughts against progress and always these people regardless of their 'inevitability' or power have in the end been defeated by people, ordinary people who stand up and say enough is enough, go fuck yourself.      

    •  That takes a lot more faith in today's (4+ / 0-)

      Americans ability to get fed up and do something than is justified, my friend.  Because the system is dedicated to quickly knocking down those who stand up.  And the evidence shows, just in the last few years, that the Democratic establishment is just as committed to that system as the Republicans.  If they weren't, it simply wouldn't be possible for a Democratic President to call for cutting Social Security.

      It's awfully hard to stand up when you know that it's just as likely going to be the people who are supposed to be on your side who are going to be knocking you down.

      •  And yet (1+ / 0-)
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        People are standing up, more and more, and in greater numbers.

        Sure, they haven't reached anything like critical mass, but the Occupy movement was an example of people standing up. Despite what they became, so was the Tea Party. So are the fast-food worker strikes. So are the hotel employee strikes.

        It's slow and agonizing, but it's happening. More to the point, it's growing.

        The problem with going with your gut as opposed to your head is that the former is so often full of shit. - Randy Chestnut

        by lotusmaglite on Mon May 13, 2013 at 11:27:35 AM PDT

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