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  •  This is what I just don't get. They're angry (1+ / 0-)
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    because they think Washington has sold them out to corporate interests. So they elect somebody whose entire freaking platform consists of ensuring that there will be no financial reform and no health insurance reform. You know what? Fuck the American voter. For many years, I've assumed it was my responsibility to try to help people into the lifeboat. Now, I say, fuck it. Let 'em drown. Let's try social darwinism for awhile. I'll survive. The mother*&^%s who are too fucking stupid to know the issues, but have hours to screw around with their fucking Facebook accounts can do whatever the hell they want to do.

    •  Sadly, you are probably right. (3+ / 0-)
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      steve davis, dww44, FistJab

      The village is going to have to be destroyed before it can be saved.

      So be it.

    •  Did you feel that way for the last 8 years? (4+ / 0-)
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      cotterperson, bablhous, Kewalo, virtual0

      "Let 'em drown" is fucking stupid - I'm not saying YOU are stupid, but I'm saying your rant is idiotic and offensive.

      The fact is, the voters punish whichever party is in power and isn't helping improve their lives. It does seem counterproductive for them to vote in an EVEN WORSE party, but in a two-party system, what other alternative do they have in punishing the party that isn't seeing well enough to their needs? There's a certain rough logic in their decisions, though they're indeed unsophisticated, as you say.

      So what's the solution? The solution is for the Democrats to decrease unemployment and foreclosures. That's what they were put into office to do, but some of them are too corrupt or stupid to understand that.

      •  Yeah, well, sadly, my rant is only equalled (1+ / 0-)
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        in offense by people who voted for a Republican "No, Nothing" party member in order to protest weak healthcare reform.

        •  I agree with your conclusion here (2+ / 0-)
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          cotterperson, Kewalo

          and with your frustration. But keep your eyes on the solution, which is for the Democrats to keep their eyes on the damn ball and serve the people.

        •  I happen to agree (1+ / 0-)
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          I am very angry these days with my husband and brother-in-law for voting for GWB in 2004 because there was something about Kerry they just couldn't stomach.  Both of them are of his generation and both are Viet Nam vets.  It's thanks to them and others like them that we got that monumentally stupid SC ruling yesterday in favor of "free speech".  Yeah, the majority ruled for free speech but really undermined that of most "individual" American voters.  Just wait and see.  

            I genuinely do not comprehend how any sentient thinking American can vote for a Republican at the national level, or any other for that matter.

          •  Did you understand my point about (0+ / 0-)

            the behavior of voters in punishing the party in power when their lives get worse? Remember how Reagan got in? "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"

            •  I get your point, but stand by mine (0+ / 0-)

              Cannot understand how any thinking and sentient American could vote for a party that is so damn reactionary, and as Juan Cole says, the GOP is simply a party of 'dirty tricks", which is apparently one of their strong suits.

              To answer your question, I am better off than I was 4 years ago, cause I am retired, and took my savings out of the stock market in 2007, so my husband and I live modestly but comfortably.

              P.S., been out of town for the past week with no computer access.  Oh, the horrors!!!

    •  'Your half of the boat is sinking.' n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      cotterperson, An Affirming Flame

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

      by FarWestGirl on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 02:25:57 PM PST

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