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  •  I can't help but conclude ... (9+ / 0-)

    ... that our president is one of them.

    No, I don't mean a secret Republican.

    There are average American Democrats, and average American Republicans ... and them.

    They are Big Money Washington Insider Power Players -- and that binds them together more than their "Democrat" and "Republican" labels separate them.  

    They are the Big People.  As differentiated from the Little People they manipulate and exploit.  The Democratic and Republican Them may have real differences of opinion -- but as has been proven by the Obama administration's actions related to "accountability" and "transparency," those differences come second to looking out for each other from the greater common threat -- the Little People getting too uppity.

    •  Well said niemann. (4+ / 0-)

      And your comment made me try and think when we didn't have one of THEM in the WH.  Certainly both Bushes, Reagan, Clinton and Obama are THEM.  Jimmy Carter I'm just not sure, he didn't have too long and didn't get much done.   Nixon?  I'm sure THEM hated Nixon because they couldn't totally control someone like him.

      I'm thinking LBJ was the last POTUS who gave a sh*t about people and actually tried to do something for the majority of us instead of just the corprotacracy.  

      And I sure as hell don't see any change in the near future.

      Who will be America's Gibbons?

      by jaf49 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 10:17:33 AM PST

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      •  LBJ? (0+ / 0-)

        The Vietnam war was in our interest?  Yes, LBJ did try and alleviate poverty and do other good things, but the war poisoned all of that.  And LBJ was largely responsible for the horror it became--at the time of his assassination, Kennedy was trying to get us out of Vietnam.

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