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  •  The truth is, we *never were* a democracy (6+ / 0-)

    The rich and powerful have always been "more equal" than others - originally, quite explicitly so (voting restricted to white male property owners).

    We have become "more democratic" at times, and less so (sometimes much less so) at others.

    We've been trending "less so" since at least 1980 - and turning it around is going to be a long, slow, difficult process.

    If it's
    Not your body
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    AND it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:23:22 PM PDT

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    •  But now Maven, it is very very clear, our back are (3+ / 0-)

      against the wall.

      Let us remember this:  We gave President Obama every single opportunity to not cave, on the extended Bush tax cuts, the extension of the endless wars, and to at least pretend to do something about the fucking crooks on Wall St./the Banks and of course the bullshit HCR reform and Financial Reform bills.

      He and the other Democrats have now pushed us into the final phase of the Shock Doctrine, and I'm having none of it.

      None of it, period.

      “I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.” William Jennings Bryan

      by Badabing on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:28:09 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not defending President Twoflower (1+ / 0-)
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        (If you want to know where that nickname comes from, read Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic, The Light Fantastic, and Interesting Times. Especially the first two.)

        If it's
        Not your body
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        AND it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 08:48:58 AM PDT

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