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  •  Maybe if all of Congress, all of the Media (1+ / 0-)
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    got a "National Security Briefing" -- and NBD

    which was entitled:

    "Climate Change Disasters determined to Strike in the United States"

    Maybe then they'd find the cajones to act?


    But we've see that movie already, haven't we now

    -- and they're always too busy, closing those barn doors,

    LONG after the fact.

    And then bitch and complain, that no one warned them.


    Got Time?
    Take ten, to find something else informative and fun to read. Thx.

    by jamess on Sun May 15, 2011 at 07:49:43 AM PDT

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    •  This is NOT about "cajones" (2+ / 0-)
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      It's about the relative right/left plurality in Congress, plain and simple.  

      No matter how much balls anyone has, they can Never prevail over a realpolitik of insufficient votes in the House and Senate to crush right wing majority opposition and sabotage.

      Obama is not our daddy, and neither is the Party.

      It's all on us, the grassroots, to bring forward more viable Democrats, and to mobilize the electorate to seize the power, for real this time...whether Obama or the Party help us sufficiently, or even like it, or want it, or not, heh.

      It's the only material way to call Obama's bluff, if that's what it is, about "make me", to give him the backup, or the jack up he needs, in Congress.

      It's as simple as that.  

      Do YOU, and WE have the freakin' balls, to step up, and contend, for our very lives...or not?

      Those who only promulgate cynical defeatism and demoralization, and bring, or insinuate, traitorous calls for electoral boycott and splitting, are the real, cowardly, mindless sheep, and they are the ones who are, indeed, castrating themselves, and trying to cut the balls off the entire nation, to domesticate us for eventual slaughter...

      Such elements will be kicked to the curb, going into 2012, I think, by the electorate, who are not as stupid as some people like to think.

      All Power to the People!

      All Out for 2012!

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      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

      by Radical def on Sun May 15, 2011 at 08:36:47 AM PDT

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      •  I do what I can (1+ / 0-)
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        and will keep doing so.


        Until the Media steps up and

        performs their Watch Dog functions well,

        significant change, will remain exceedingly slow.


        It's been a 50-50 electorate, since at least 2000.

        What's going to change that dynamic?


        Got Time?
        Take ten, to find something else informative and fun to read. Thx.

        by jamess on Sun May 15, 2011 at 08:50:43 AM PDT

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        •  You are so wrong, wrong, wrong, in your "analysis" (1+ / 0-)
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          WTF makes you think that monopoly corporate fascist commercial mass media is Ever going to get on the bus, in support of the popular democratic will?  

          Let's get real...

          Only progressive/moderate Democratic Majorities in Congress will even begin to implement the kind of media reforms required to make that happen, in reality.

          And, as pointed out elsewhere, DESPITE everything MSM could bring to the contrary, over the past 30 years, the masses rose up, electorally, to challenge the power.  

          We CAN do this, without MSM help, and despite their most determined opposition.

          And we came very close, within half a dozen goddamn Blue Dogs, to accomplishing that.  Is that reason to say, "oh well, it's impossible", and "teh Dems" are thus absolute shit, and we should abandon all hope, and resolve ourselves to...what?  

          Freakin' civil war?  Fascism?  

          I mean, wtf are you suggesting, really?

          Civil war may very well ensue, but it will be brought by the right, the closer we get to real democracy.  

          In case you haven't noticed, they are already screaming for political assassination, mass murder and civil war, totally freaking out, with increasingly hysterical and draconian rhetoric and practice.  

          This is a good thing, and proves that we are winning, in terms of the hearts and minds of the American peoples.

          It seems the right sees the writing on the wall more clearly than many elements of the left, heh.

          The 50-50 split that you mention reflects mainly that the right has seized and held power, JUST BARELY, over these many years, due ONLY to low turnout by likely Democratic voters, due ONLY to Republican dirty tricks and "left" jive, to suppress that turnout.

          Some 100 million eligibles refused to vote in '08, even for Obama.  That is a huge latent electoral pool, of primarily likely Democratic voters, mainly of low income, low education, youth and minority demographics.

          The right has no such huge reserves to call up, being pretty much all in, for years now, in their desperate bids to retain power, which is literally hanging by a thread.

          I don't know you, or your intentions here...you bring good information and analysis of the evils of capitalism, as we now know it...but to what end?  

          I have to object to the cyncial defeatism and demoralization that seems to ooze from everything you say.  

          It defies all logic, and ignores the realpolitik, which has to cause me to question your ultimate veracity, as we enter what could be the final struggle to wrest power from the pigs.  

          What freakih' good are you, if that's all you can bring?

          Fuck that noise.  

          Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

          by Radical def on Sun May 15, 2011 at 10:12:09 AM PDT

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