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  •  You are entirely caught in the box. (2+ / 0-)
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    An Affirming Flame, pHunbalanced

    You act as if there were only two options in the history of the world: Rs and Ds.

    Read around a little.  Expand your horizons a little.  (Re)read A People's History and get some perspective on this.  You're approaching politics like you're at the supermarket trying to decide between Coke and Pepsi while operating under the delusion that drinking one brand or the other is necessary to maintain life.  You're ceding all your power to the people who buy, sell and package the politicians from both parties.

    From what I've read, the Democrats in the Wisconsin House and Senate were all ready to enact draconian cuts on those Wisconsin public workers when they realized they were going to lose control of both houses.  So they tabled everything so the Rs would get the blame.  Of course, they weren't going to eliminate collective bargaining formally nor dues checkoff.  That would have been shooting themselves in the fund raising foot.  But otherwise, they were as ready to screw these workers as the Rs.

    As long as you remain caught in that little R/D box, you'll never find a solution because there isn't one in that dark place.

    •  You're lecturing me on politics? (1+ / 0-)
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      pHunbalanced

      Wow, that's rich. Of course you're also in the Kucinich diary applauding him. It's more AND better. Not more OR better. I'm not choosing Coke or Pepsi, hell, I'm trying to CHANGE what the one I'm forced to buy is made of.

      As soon as you have people telling other people how to live/think/behave because "god gave them authority" you effectively get dictators in funny looking hats.

      by ontheleftcoast on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 09:07:24 AM PDT

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      •  Recycling the old "but the Rs are terrible" (1+ / 0-)
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        An Affirming Flame

        canard is sure a poor way of accomplishing that.

        •  And regurgitating "The Dems are the same" (0+ / 0-)

          helps? I applaud your activism. But the system is rigged. The founding fathers didn't really have a good model for voting and the resulting "winner take all" system has turned into a quagmire. You want to work to change that, fine. That's a great goal. But it's not one that's likely to happen in my lifetime (or even my children's). Call it fatalist if you want, but I'm working with the system we have to make things better.

          As soon as you have people telling other people how to live/think/behave because "god gave them authority" you effectively get dictators in funny looking hats.

          by ontheleftcoast on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 09:16:30 AM PDT

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