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  •  Thing is, I don't *need* a Democratic party (7+ / 0-)

    for appointments like that.

    If the Democratic party disappeared tomorrow, that wouldn't mean that people like Ted Cruz and Michelle Bachman would run the country. Corporate Big Money Republicans, who don't like crashing the debt ceiling, and really couldn't care less who people sleep with, would re-emerge as a political force instead of working through the Democratic party structure instead. And we'd have the corporate right wing and the wingnut fanatic right wings fighting with each other. Which is more or less what we've got now, except that there's a remainder of what used to be the Democratic party hanging around who can occasionally stop bad things from happening. Not for much longer, though, with retirements from Waxman, Miller, Holt, Harkin, and Rockefeller in one cycle.

    If there is any good in life, in history, in my own past, I invoke it now. I invoke it with all the passion with which I have lived. --Elizabeth Kostova,

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed May 14, 2014 at 02:32:13 PM PDT

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