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  •  i'm being a bit snarky here (3+ / 0-)
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    hlsmlane, NearlyNormal, Nisi Prius

    because i really am tired of listening to the left and the right talk about how awful this government is and how hopeless everything is because of it

    i mean, jesus, if 300 million people let a few hundred rich families fuck them over, they deserve it.  they really do.  

    it's one thing to be overpowered by numbers, but to have the numbers at a 1000 to 1 in your favor and STILL complain?  that's bullshit.

    i feel sympathetic about minorities and women being oppressed by white men.  but i don't feel sorry for ANYONE being oppressed by a few hundred rich families.  sorry, but it takes pure cowardice to get your ass kicked in a 1000 to 1 fight in your favor.

    •  As long as you ignore money in politics, Anton... (4+ / 0-)
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      Frank Whitaker, Chi, corvo, NearlyNormal

      ...your comment makes all the sense in the world. (And, once again, you confirm the twisted view of reality that you maintain.)

      Actually, I just read a comment in another blog in the past hour that explains how diametrically opposite the Republican and Democratic parties, indeed, are...

      Hugh says:
      October 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

      Aren’t the Democrats and Obama pretty much bought and paid for by the rich and powerful in general? And isn’t this the exact opposite of the Republicans who are owned by the powerful and rich?

      You see? They (Republicans vs. Democrats) really are completely on opposite ends of the political spectrum! Honest!

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 11:12:14 PM PDT

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      •  The McAuliffes and the Clintons are practically... (4+ / 0-)
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        aufklaerer, WisePiper, corvo, NearlyNormal

        ...freaking family! Kos' comments, yesterday, basically ignored reality, too!

        From today's WaPo: "McAuliffe and the Clintons: A friendship as close as family, with benefits, risks for both."

        Yeah, Terry McAuliffe will show those Clintons how much the Party's changed! LOL! All that "triangulatin'" and such....ROFLMAO!

        Yeah, somethin' new and different! NOT!

        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 11:17:16 PM PDT

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        •  Triangulation isn't a matter of splitting the (2+ / 0-)
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          Frank Whitaker, MKinTN

          difference; it's a matter of relying on surrogates to do the dirty. It's what Congress does when it relies on the banksters to undermine the economy and remind the population that there is no free lunch.

          I suspect Terry McAuliffe is an example of the Democratic party triumphing over the grass roots. But, it's probably only temporary. That the parties have a vested interest in power, just as does the old guard in Congress, still has to register with more people.
          If the people are to govern, then the parties are just as anachronistic as the ruling elites. If they don't find a way to make themselves useful, they're going to fade away or be replaced by splinters.

    •  I think you're being a bit harsh. (0+ / 0-)

      Look at Russia, for example.
      Millions of people, not on the basis of being racial minorities or women, were held in serfdom for centuries by a relatively few aristocratic families.  And that feudalistic serfdom only ended when some aristocrats became enlightened enough to convince enough other aristocrats and the czar to end serfdom.  The serfs didn't do much to free themselves.

      Maybe it's just a human condition that the poor willingly accept oppression by the rich.

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