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  •  Accountable? (2+ / 0-)
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    Christin, ZhenRen
    "Have we done enough to hold our elected officials accountable?"
    The obvious answer is: NO.

    Because our idea of accountability doesn't actually include (except in rare cases, such as Lieberman) trying to punish elected officials.  And, as we see time and time again, without punishment there is no accountability.

    >> Side note on Lieberman:  And what exactly was the outcome?  Oh - that's right - he continued to be supported by the Democratic Party even though we, the base, "kicked him out".  Supported to such an extent that - after being kicked out of the party, after campaigning for McCain / Palin.. the Democrats gave their buddy Lieberman Chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee in the Senate (Waking up yet?  Smelling the coffee yet?)

    There will be no Change.

    Oh sure, letter-writing campaigns, angry e-mails, etc..

    But then, at the end of the day, well - we're encouraged to line up like good little citizens and vote the same guys right back in because you wouldn't want the other guys to get in.

    And our Corporate 1% controlled government moves along nicely in the same direction, without even hitting a speed bump on its merry way towards environmental and economic destruction (the later only for the working class, obviously).

    My only question:  How much environmental, economic, militaristic destruction and police state tactics will it take for folks to wake up and decide no more?  That they will no longer dutifully clap at the Kabuki Theater of the Absurd?

    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 Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 08:12:51 AM PDT

    •  most people only care (2+ / 0-)
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      GreenMother, ZhenRen

      about their paychecks. their mortgages. their rent. their families.
       i know very few people who give a crap outside of that.
      i've worn myself out trying to explain to them whey they need to care about Global warming and bees.
      they just don't. they don't believe it will affect them and walk away.

      We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

      by Christin on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 08:25:16 AM PDT

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