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  •  Democratic Leadership on this is again (3+ / 0-)

    Bogus, MIA-- to use a military term.

    the "reassessment" of or "study" of the Pentagon program by Pelosi or whomever in congress will end up a zero. I can say this based on her and numerous other congressional democrats vote against Grayson's amendment in June.

    some might say, "yeah but Ferguson changed things". Nope. people said that after the Sandy Hook massacre of little kids, but we still didn't get the obvious legislation we need from Congress regarding gun control.

    Again, ALL of this proves special interests (corporations) rule our nation, not us, not congress.

    At the end of the day, Eisenhower's warning in the 1950's regarding the rise of the MIC turned out to be true. Congress allowed this to happen over the decades, they allowed it to be now what is an intractable crisis-- similar to other ones which are destroying our nation.

    "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

    by Superpole on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:49:03 AM PDT

    •  Yeah, I had a good laugh with this one: (1+ / 0-)
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      House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a leading voice for progressives
      Sure, she's not the run-of-the-mill NeoLib, NeoCon, Warmongering, Economic Royalist, Right Wing Democrat (sure she's no Jim Matheson or Ron Barber), but a leading!? voice for progressives???

      Or maybe they meant leading voice as in leading progressives into a cul-de-sac lest our pesky little notions of justice and democracy become a bug in the ointment of the money machine.

      I'll go with number "B" - the cul-de-sac.

      The only reason the 1% are rich is because the 99% agree they are.

      by GreatLakeSailor on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 10:42:52 AM PDT

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