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Year in and year out, we go through the same (losing, IMO) fights with that organized criminal conspiracy called "Conservatism," that is nothing more than a drive to plunge us back to the days of feudalism for the benefit of the greediest of the wealthy among us? When will we admit that the Republican "Party" is nothing more than a front group for the Conservative cause? And like BanTheGop at the Democratic Underground, and the poster at, when are we going to say something to stop what has become the largest criminal syndicate in history?

The acceptance of the Conservative cabal as a legitimate political entity should be put into mothballs. Conservatives should enjoy no more civil rights that convicted members of any crime syndicate.

There is too much evidence that the Conservative cabal is real, always has been, and is antithetical to the democratic principals of our Constitution and an economic and mortal  threat to everyone not belonging to the conspirators in the upper class.

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    by johndoe on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 10:33:53 AM PDT

  •  That's an interesting idea , (0+ / 0-)

    but beating them at the ballot box might be a bit easier ...

    "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

    by indycam on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 10:40:10 AM PDT

    •  It hasn't worked in decades. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      by johndoe on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 01:54:37 PM PDT

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      •  johndoe - given that more Americans (0+ / 0-)

        self identify as conservatives than any other description, and in some surveys two to one over liberals, it would be very difficult to take away all their civil rights. Plus I thought we believed in freedom of expression and civil rights for everyone. I find the idea of trying to criminalize politics very troubling.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 02:36:38 PM PDT

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  •  Because.. (0+ / 0-)

    ...the corollary to what you are saying is that we would be better off with one party, which is heretical to imply, even in a madly left of center place like Dkos.

    It was determined by minds much greater than ours at some point in our history that we need two parties for a successful democracy.

    I guess the operative idea being that we would just become a communist style totalitarian system without some type of balancing mechanism.

    Although, I must admit, most times I'm left scratching my head when I try to come up with even one good idea from the current incarnation of republicans.

    "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

    by jkay on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 10:59:52 AM PDT

    •  We Would Be Vastly Better Off With One Party (0+ / 0-)

      at this moment. Let's not forget, the Democratic party itself is a center right conservative party that only includes progressives. It's left all of Reaganomics intact, merely tweaking details. It passes free trade bills steadily. It's not calling for appropriate action on climate change. It's talking austerity.

      We've got the full spectrum of sane fact based politics within our party as it is.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 11:07:57 AM PDT

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      •  I submitted an idea.. (0+ / 0-)

        ....not far off from yours a month or two back and got mugged in here for doing it.

        I think I ended up just deleting the diary, they wanted to tar and feather me.

        Maybe what we really need is no parties at all.

        Then, people would actually have to listen to what the politicians say and they might even listen to each other.

        "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

        by jkay on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 11:15:56 AM PDT

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        •  I feel your pain, but I'm deleting nothing. (0+ / 0-)

          I maintain that we have had blinders on for hundreds of years, permitting the greediest of the greedy to erode our democratic institutions, one by one in the name of faux politics...Conservatism is a criminal activity, and a relentless one.

          We need to address the criminality of a movement that has succeeded in eliminating the middle class for the benefit of the upper class. And please, I will not believe anyone who calls this a classless society.

          by johndoe on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 01:59:39 PM PDT

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    •  Didn't say 'one party'... (0+ / 0-)

      ...that would be silly when we know that they're are a multitude of parties and interests that can be labeled 'progressive.'

      Environmentalists and unions have butted heads often, and a look at parties around the world, and even in this country's history, shows a huge variety of political philosophies that are not Conservative interests...I think because we are essentially a two-party country, that your conclusion - that 2 parties minus 1 party = 1 party - is understandable though.

      by johndoe on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 01:53:45 PM PDT

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  •  didn't you know that (0+ / 0-)

    every single word of political thought from the conservative side comes from a small group of inbred ultra-conservative neocon rightwing thinktanks that are funded by the major corporate interestes who have successfully been working to turn this country into a neo-fascist corporatocracy since the early 1980's.

    •  Oh, I knew it... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and the present-day conspiracy goes back even earlier than the early '80s...but the underlying philosophy is centuries old, going back to Burke's insistence that the masses shouldn't be allowed to vote.

      No wonder the modern-day Cons call him their godfather - it's appropriate for a criminal syndicate to have one.

      Try for confirmation regarding your thesis - it's crazy.

      by johndoe on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 10:52:37 AM PDT

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  •  Because it IS. (0+ / 0-)

    Did you ever live in dorms or barracks?  If so, did you ever have a bunch of assholes who every week (or in some cases every friggin' night) threw a loud, obnoxious party with loud, bad music, people barfing in the bathrooms (and sometimes the halls), breaking windows, breaking into cars, setting things on fire, molesting their girlfriends (and sometimes yours), and generally acting up and getting the cops called, only to find out that one of the guys in that room is related to the cops, so nothing gets done?

    Ain't that the Republican Party?

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 01:08:15 PM PDT

    •  That's pretty much the story... (0+ / 0-)

      ...especially for the Country Club Wing of the GOP (as opposed to the Wall Street and Tea Bagger Wings), but when we look at those morons after they've "grown up," we see theft and murder take the place of college carousing when their party calls on them for action.

      That's why those that maintain that Conservatism is a party in wolf's clothing are absolutely right.

      by johndoe on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 10:57:05 AM PDT

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  •  I'm pretty much alone in Reccing this (0+ / 0-)

    but the fact is the GOP is a criminal organization clearly indictable under any sane reading of RICO, and their political power is the sole reason for their impunity.  Let "principled" conservatives run as independents, form another party, or use another party as their banner - but the RNC is Cosa Nostra with more bullshit and paler complexions.

    Everything there is to know about the GOP: They're the Bad Guys.

    by Troubadour on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 01:25:21 PM PDT

    •  It always has been... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and always will be.  The question is how do we let the voters know - informed and uninformed?

      It is a mainstream axiom that the parties are protected under the First Amendment, but I have a feeling that if Washington, Jefferson, Adams (Sam, not the Federalist Adams) and a few of the other Founding Fathers came back, they'd be picking up their muskets.

      God, I hate Conservatives.

      by johndoe on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 11:00:47 AM PDT

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    •  Troubadour - Howver the GOP is not a criminal (0+ / 0-)

      organization under any legal reading of RICO. You could never find any legal scholar, or experienced federal prosecutor, who would agree with you.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 02:39:52 PM PDT

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      •  My point exactly... (0+ / 0-)

        ...that we are blinded by tradition, the tradition that says that Conservatives are a bona fide political party when all of their actions are geared towards one thing: the despoilation of our democracy and the elimination of the middle class for the benefit of the greediest of the wealthy among us.

        Conservatism is a creed that is slowly being unmasked, and if scholars or prosecutors wait too long, they'll be buried along with the rest of us.

        Thanks for the feedback Troubador!

        by johndoe on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 10:21:21 AM PDT

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