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Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

I believe that some Democrats and especially the President, are completely underestimating what the Republican party has become.  This is not a party that represents the loyal opposition.  This is not a party that in the end will do what's best for America.  I believe this is a party that is owned by the Oligarchs of this country, and will stop at nothing to get and keep control of the government, and to transfer as much of the remaining wealth of the country to the Oligarchs that own them.

Even Paul Krugman who thinks they are crazy, is underestimating what we are up against.

First of all, the modern G.O.P. fundamentally does not accept the legitimacy of a Democratic presidency — any Democratic presidency. We saw that under Bill Clinton, and we saw it again as soon as Mr. Obama took office.

It's beyond just not accepting Democratic presidents.  The Republicans are economic terrorists who are perfectly willing to kill the hostages.  This is the type of craziness we haven't seen in the U.S. in 100 years.  The Republicans are so greedy, they don't want to pay a penny of taxes, they don't want any regulations that prevent them from pillaging the middle class, and if crashing the economy is the way to get rid of government, they don't care!  They WANT the U.S. to become a 3rd world banana republic where the governments are powerless and corrupted by the wealthy, and there is no middle class because all the wealth is held by 1-2% of the Oligarchs.

The Republicans have crossed a line, and America will never be the same.  The Democrats need to WAKE UP and understand what they are up against.  The Tea Pary Republicans will NEVER negotiate in good faith.  They are out to complete the Starve the Beast plan, and KILL the beast.

The Democrats will capitulate some, in order to kick the debt can down the road, until the new budget talks begin.  But we all know that this has never been about deficits and debt, it's about gutting the size of the government so the Oligarchs can run wild.  We just saw the Governor of Minnesota completely capitulate to the demands of the Republicans to slash state government, and make no mistake, they will be back taking hostages again soon.

If the Republicans are willing to crash our's and the entire worlds economy in order to gut government, what do you think they will do during the upcoming budget negotiations?  All they have to do is refuse to go along with ANY budget and they will get the smaller government that is their goal.  Each time the Democrats capitulate to their demands, it simply takes the political pressure off the Republicans.  Of course, the Media provides cover to the economic terrorists as portraying this as a problem with "congress", or "finger pointing", and the uninformed, independent voters simply cry "can't we all get along".

The economic terrorists have led the United States to only 2 possible outcomes.  An economic depression now, or a 3rd world country later.  The Democrats have to understand they need a completely new strategy for dealing with these economic terrorists.  They have to STOP believing that if they just capitulate one more time the economic terrorists will be satisfied.  They have to STOP believing that these knew Republicans will allow free and fair elections in the future.  Voter suppression, creating long lines in Democratic precincts, and the constant propaganda of bald face lies that manipulate the uninformed voters, it's all designed to make sure Democrats never get elected again.  Typical 3rd world country where the Oligarch party controls the country and denies political access by anyone else.

If the Democrats take the boiling frog approach with constant capitulation, the end result is a 3rd world country with the Democratic party diminished to minor party status, with endless obstacles denying full access to the new political system.  Or the Democrats can draw a line in the sand, and show the American people what the future looks like for America under Republican policies.  

Make 2012 the biggest political fight in America's history.  Not candidate against candidate, but party against party!  Show the foolish independents who claim to, vote for the person and not the party, just how locked step the Republican party actually is.  Don't let the independents get away with this excuse for being ignorant of what is really happening in Washington.  And make every Democratic party candidate run against the Republican party, not some opponent who's lying their butt off anyway about how moderate they are.

Our political system is severely broken, and the Oligarchs have taken advantage of it by getting large numbers of their economic terrorists elected to take down government and take control of the broken system.  Time is running out! It looks like we're facing another capitulation in the debt talks, but we have to draw a line in the sand before next years election.  We all know we're about to go through this all over again with the budget talks, because the Republican economic terrorists will NEVER stop.  Let's lobby our gutless Democratic representatives to draw an absolute line in the sand for a dollar increase in revenues for every dollar cut in spending at the budget negotiations.  And let's get involved early in primary elections so we start electing Democrats who will actually fight for our country.

And for God's sake Democrats, WAKE UP and understand what you are up against!

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  •  I would never trust them (2+ / 0-)
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    pollwatcher, ciganka

    They want the general wealth transferred to them.

    T/R

    "People should not be afraid of their government; governments should be afraid of their people." --V

    by MikeTheLiberal on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 09:30:50 AM PDT

  •  I don't think they are underestimating (1+ / 0-)
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    jfromga

    I think Obama and the Dems know exactly what they are up against. Steven D's diary along the same lines has a crucial point though. This isn't just Republican vs Democrat; it's a three way with radical right Tea Partiers, more traditional Republicans, and Democrats. The folks who need to wake up are the Republicans, both leaders and grass roots. Sadly, even if they do, they won't be able to make a useful difference in time to save us, or themselves, considerable pain.

  •  The "They" in your heading (1+ / 0-)
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    Emocrat

    includes a highly significant percentage of those who you think you're calling on to "wake up".

    Globalist neoliberal orthdoxy, the ideology of Reaganism-Thatcherism is hegemonic.  That means when push comes to shove, everyone with power that would like to keep their comfy offices is obligated to defend the principles of the hegemonic ideology against any significant challenges.  Fortunately for hegemony, when you have virtual total control of the politicians, pundits, parties and press, significant challenges are rare to non-existent, depending totally on the ability of the popular classes to self-mobilize.  In the US, that ability for self-mobilization approaches nil.

    "Tu vida es ahora" ~graffiti in Madrid's Puerta del Sol, May, 2011.

    by ActivistGuy on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 10:00:14 AM PDT

  •  so are you suggesting (0+ / 0-)

    that blowing up the world's economy now and becoming a third world country later is the better choice over becoming a third world country, later.  I hear a joke about this once, cowabunga or death by cowabunga.

    In one we do control our own fate, but we don't seem to be choosing a different fate.

    So what is the answer to the "no fate but what we make" dilemma posed in Terminator 1 and answered in Terminator 2 by blowing up the opposition.  'Cause the Republicans are clearly economic terrorists, but I don't think anyone is willing to blow them up.

    •  We may have to let THEM blow it up (1+ / 0-)
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      Emocrat

      Appeasement, will lead to an inevitable 3rd world status.  Letting them blow it up, could be a big enough crises that America will wake up, crush the Republicans next year, then we have a chance to rebuild a better America.

      The worlds economies are in a disastrous mess, and need some kind of restructuring.  Having the crises now, may be far better than having the crises later when the Economic terrorists are in control.  

      •  there is some merit (1+ / 0-)
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        pollwatcher

        to that position, but that position assumes that the oligarchs are the ones who will lose power, do you really think they will be the losers?  You may, and I am perfectly ok with that analysis, but I have my doubts.  I am concerned with the position of many of the posters, some of the most far left here as far as I can tell, who believe the oligarchs want the crash.  What if they are correct?  

        •  Yep, that's my assumption. (1+ / 0-)
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          jfromga

          but I'm not assuming it won't be a bloody, knock down brawl, and I'm not assuming it's a sure win.  But I'm sure we lose it all if we continue to capitulate with every time the Repugs take America hostage.

          The Oligarchs want control, not chaos, so I don't buy into they want a crash.  Why would they?  They are rapidly getting everything they want, piece by piece.  When they get their people elected, they quickly throw up the blocks for Democratic voters so they can speed the process of dismantling the middle class.

  •  Cahoots (0+ / 0-)

    While I agree that the republicans want us to be enslaved sort of speak or dead, the democrats have totally acted in cahoots.

    You Kossacks will remember better probably the situation where not one democrat would challenge the electoral college's declaring Bush president.

    How about impeachment off the table and running another Skull and Bonesman with Royal Blood-John Kerry-for president?

    How about NAFTA and our "liberal" president signing the end to Glass Steagall?

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