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  •  You know the answer to this (0+ / 0-)

    The GOP has been on a slow creep since lord knows when toward a seven-fold reaction to its perceived slights. Nixon had to resign. Let's impeach Clinton. Bush used a stolen election to ranm a bunch of activist revisionist right-wing judges and some of them got delayed. Let's stop almost every Obama appointment.

    Yeah, our guys are too wedded to "unelected money and power interests" than I'd like, but supporting the GOP isn't an option. Treasonous scum. They have rationalized torture. They made a religion of deregulation. They practiced cronyism at a higher level than this country had experienced before. They abused the poltiical process.

    How can you even think of acquiescing to a group taking back over goverrnment that would run ads implicating a political opponent in the torture and murder of a DEA agent because he happened to own stock in a bank where drug smugglers had a checking account?

    I could go on with more examples but you get my point.

    Have you heard? The vice president's gone mad. - Bob Dylan, 1966

    by textus on Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 04:39:40 AM PDT

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    •  I have dropped the 'our guys'/' their guys' (0+ / 0-)

          Politics is an integral part of the sports entertainment business. All entertainment and business with a sprinkling of sports.
            The political parties hate each other in the same way that dogs trained to fight hate each other. Pundits, pollsters, strategists and party operatives get all the benefits.
           Citizen partisans are gamblers, they will never be respected just as everyone addicted to oil will never get ant respect because they have no self respect.
      If you want to change things you have to find a way to do it yourselves. Relying or looking to a government whose elected officials can no longer compromise but accommodate en bloc unelected power and money interests is hallucinating.
             Politicians vote according to what they think they can get away with. In the case of someone like Ben Nelson, that is a lot.
         I do not focus at the horrible particulars from which people so easily generalize from and react to with vitriol that inspires further outrage. Cynicism is conservatism is nihilism. It is a spiritual conflict and I will not accept conservative behavior to defend myself. That leaves them the winner. That leaves politics with an important but narrow role. It is not fulfilling that role.
        My opinion, go in peace, I mean you no disrespect.

      Liberty Valence Saying, ''consumer protection'' is like saying, ''slavery protection.''

      by libertyvalence on Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 11:00:48 AM PDT

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