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    Wouldn't that mean that the parties are actually in agreement on the core issues, using social issues as a means of distraction to keep folks focused away from the pro-1% policies which both parties embrace?
    The differences between the parties on social issues are very real, and have very real effects upon very real people.

    But both parties are indeed one when it comes to neoliberal economics and the national security state.

    I suppose whether it's a "distraction" depends on whether or not any particular individual is one of those real people who are really effected.

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      affected...

      I do recognize the real differences on social issues.  However, I also recognize the relationships between socio-economic, education, and social issue progress.

      In other words, improving economic mobility and education is a sure-fire way to improve on Social issues.

      Simultaneously, the 1% don't care about social issues for the most part - they are a class which is not affected by such concerns.  As such, they leverage Social issues to keep people divided while they continue the economic liquidation of the working class.

      And by the time social issues are "settled" (which I believe, by design, shall never happen but let's pretend otherwise), the 1% will have so eviscerated the working class and instituted strong enough police controls / legal "reform", as to render any political awakening irrelevant.

      The excuses for Obama's behavior have long since passed the point of predictability neccessary to qualify as an absurd production of Kabuki Theater.

      by Johnathan Ivan on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 01:31:06 PM PDT

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