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  •  That's just silly. (4+ / 0-)
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    Romney had all the Wall Street support in the world. Newsflash: he lost.

    Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

    by Anne Elk on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 03:45:37 PM PDT

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    •  Both parties are dominated by concentrated (0+ / 0-)

      wealth and the interests of capital at the expense of labor and other social goods as prescribed by neoliberal economic theory.

      The biggest differences between the two parties such as questions of rights for women and minorities have no effect on Wall Street's bottom line. That would require fundamental challenges to the system on the basis of class interest.  From Wall Street's point of view neither centrist Democrats nor Republicans challenge the current class structure and supremacy of concentrated capital in determining national priorities.

      The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

      by Wolf10 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 04:18:51 PM PDT

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      •  Welcome to politics in America (0+ / 0-)

        If both Parties are dominated by such interests and are your class enemies, then why are you posting on this - in your view - bizarrely partisan site. If both Parties serve the interests of Capital, why prefer Fric over Frac.

        Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

        by Anne Elk on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 05:49:30 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe not so silly, consider the following: (0+ / 0-)

      For a more readable version go to:
      http://www.opensecrets.org/...

      And this is just for the senate.

      Top Contributors
      Senator Hillary Clinton

      Campaign Finance Cycle:

      Contributor    Total    Indivs    PACs

      Citigroup Inc     $781,827    $773,827    $8,000
      Goldman Sachs     $711,490    $701,490    $10,000
      JPMorgan Chase & Co     $645,994    $638,494    $7,500
      DLA Piper     $628,030    $601,030    $27,000
      EMILY's List     $605,174    $601,254    $3,920
      Morgan Stanley     $543,315    $538,315    $5,000
      Time Warner     $408,996    $383,996    $25,000
      Skadden, Arps et al     $406,640    $402,140    $4,500
      Lehman Brothers     $355,453    $352,453    $3,000
      University of California     $329,673    $329,673    $0
      Cablevision Systems     $315,063    $285,675    $29,388
      Kirkland & Ellis     $309,141    $292,141    $17,000
      21st Century Fox     $302,400    $302,400    $0
      National Amusements Inc     $297,534    $294,534    $3,000
      Ernst & Young     $297,142    $277,142    $20,000
      Merrill Lynch     $292,303    $286,303    $6,000
      Credit Suisse Group     $290,600    $280,600    $10,000
      Corning Inc     $276,200    $258,200    $18,000
      Greenberg Traurig LLP     $273,050    $264,950    $8,100
      New York Life Insurance     $251,700    $231,700    $20,000

      The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

      by Wolf10 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 04:57:47 PM PDT

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      •  That means so little. (0+ / 0-)

        So very, very little. Do you have any idea how much money you have to raise to even run for the nomination? Obama raised nearly a billion dollars for his campaign. His organization took much more money than that from the same people frequently and his organization will be Hillary's. Why the heck do you think Bill gave that amazing speech at the last convention?  

        Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

        by Anne Elk on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 05:52:56 PM PDT

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        •  We seem to agree that we live in a plutocracy. (0+ / 0-)

          Yes the dominant centrist wing of the Democratic party is marginally less dreadful than the Republicans. That difference does not appear great enough to alter the nation's trajectory to a significant degree for the majority of Americans. Indeed a majority of Americans either doesn't vote or is not a member of either of the major parties that win all of the elections. That state of affairs does mean something. On principle I will not yet again vote for another centrist Democrat. Voting for Barbara Lee or Warren if she runs is as far to the right as I'll ever vote again.

          The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

          by Wolf10 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 06:16:15 PM PDT

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