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  •  I like your uncompromising approach. (5+ / 0-)

    Rahm Emanuel is a pompous, pro-corporate shill.

    Rahm Emanuel needs to wake up and smell the freedom-rage.

    He is not at the heart of our party.

    He's one of those guys who becomes more irrelevant with each passing day.

    Thanks for scrutinizing Rahm's role in concealing the Republican's sexploitation of minors.

    •  I love your website (2+ / 0-)
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      uniongal, PaulGaskin

      Love it.

      - Why can't we have an nominee who was right about Iraq?

      by blogswarm on Sun Dec 10, 2006 at 10:57:00 PM PST

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    •  Unfortunately, we're a ways away (4+ / 0-)

      from the day when we'll have gov't for the people, by the people...

      I don't know how we get around our need for people like Emmanuel and Schumer and Hoyer and Biden and Bayh...  We need the money-tree shakers in order to compete.  So I'm not wearing rose-colored sunglasses.  

      Don't get me wrong - I can't wait for the day that we can say that our party is the party of the people instead of the money party...  I just don't see it happening soon.

      I do see it happening though - as we continue to organize and politics becomes more accessible to more people, I can see us making a lot of gains.  I just think it's gonna take a while.

      Until then, I think it's important to uphold ideals - they can choose to be money-tree shakers if they want - but when they screw up, I don't see any good reason to cut them any slack.

      •  Yep (1+ / 0-)
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        and if you want a history of just what we've went through to get to the gains we had, and now easily we could go back to what we had before, read Labor's Untold Story by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais. People take for granted that this country always had labor protections or a middle class. That is hardly the case. Thousands of people have died to bring us to the state we're at now with education, worker's rights, labor laws, and so many things that too many in this country take for granted that cannot be taken away when that's far from the truth.

        We've been looking at an age that resembles more closely the times of the early 20th century or late 19th century, and the days of the Robber Barrons. We didn't get through those times easliy, and we'll not get through these easily either. It generally takes things getting really horrid and there finally being some uprising and public revolt to make things better. We're sadly headed there now.

        The one difference we've got is that the public was not educated then the way they are now, and they were not connected then as we are now. Sadly they were also not propogandized the way they are now, so it's just a whole new ballpark with how this pans out, and who gets sick enough of the bullshit to before they start taking to the streets, or making CEO's afraid to walk the streets before things get better is anyone's guess. I fear it might take things getting that bad before they get better if the Dems don't wake up and smell the coffee and what's coming if they don't.

        The American people's bullshit meter does have a point where it goes over the limit and breaks, and we're fastly approaching that point no matter how many hours too many of them watch Deal or No Deal, or American Idol instead of the news. They still basically know when they're getting screwed and who's to blame.

      •  I say fuck the money-grubbers. (2+ / 0-)
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        Mike Stark, Catrina

        They're always undermining our values. They don't give a flying rat-fuck about freedom.

        The more we push them and their filthy money away from us, the more powerful we'll be.

        We should mobilize people with our moral clarity.

        If we avoid compromise, people will get beyond their apathy because they'll see real representation of their popular will.

        Of course this isn't going to happen until it happens.

        You know what I'd do if I were a politician? I'd accept money from any corporate donor and I'd promise them the world.

        Then the day after I got elected, I'd tell all the corporate donors that they'd been taken for a ride and I'd swear to do nothing for them.

        I'd tell them I lied because they were trying to buy out democracy. I'd say "If you don't like it, go fuck yourself, you greedy, unpatriotic fuckers".

        Then I'd hammer them with regulations for consumer-protection and deny them their corporate-welfare and tax-dodging loop-holes.

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