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  •  We will never turn socialist. (0+ / 0-)

    It won't happen.

    "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine

    by shrike on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 05:46:11 AM PDT

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    •  Huh? (5+ / 0-)

      So.. Not Appointing Wall Street Predators = Socialism?

      Is that how far right today's Democratic Party and Obama have moved you?  

      That you believe NOT appointing WS Predators is only possible under Socialism and therefore impossible?

      Wow.  Just imagine where your beliefs will be in another few years.

      Waking Up Yet?

      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 Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 06:38:32 AM PDT

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      •  Our party has become infected (2+ / 0-)
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        with a small cadre of such folks.  They've made the mistake of thinking a good marketing campaign will keep them in power in spite of crippling recession and economic malaise.  They've vastly overestimated both their skills and their power.  

        "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

        by Betty Pinson on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 10:04:04 AM PDT

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        •  I would agree except it seems there are (0+ / 0-)

          a large majority of folks who buy into the "Lesser of Two Evils" Kabuki show.

          Sadly, this is why the country has maintained the same economic trajectory advancing the 1%'s goals for the past 30 years.

          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 Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 01:32:03 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, It Will Happen (3+ / 0-)

      Ugh, it's Monday and now I'm on a tear...

      Anyone who thinks this particular irrefutable fatherland gift from god to humanity patch of land surrounded by fences is somehow immune to drastic change any more than any other irrefutable fatherland patch of land surrounded by fences since the beginning of civilization needs to just keep their heads buried in the sand - everything will be fine forever and ever.  The sun will never set on the American empire.

      Seriously, sometimes we are so full of ourselves as to be almost comic, a 240 year old child of a country put up in comparison against a couple thousand years or more of civilization.  Does history provide zero lessons regarding possible outcomes to widespread despair when it hits a tipping point?  The real part of the equation is how many people will die before and during any transition and which way will the transition fall?

    •  and we shouldn't turn fascist, but we are (1+ / 0-)
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      Fascism is a much greater threat to our democracy today than socialism.  Even the most uninformed among us realize that.  Since Citizens United, the wealthy and their corporations are pretty much controlling our government.   They are controlling our economy.

      Do you think that's good?

      "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

      by Betty Pinson on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 10:00:59 AM PDT

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