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    xaxnar, FarWestGirl, Mrs M

    the Bush-Cheney years were calamitous: the invasion of Iraq, leaving hundreds of thousands dead; the most massive real estate fraud since we stole this land from the Native Americans; and finally the organized crime of the global banking industry.

    We'll see on Tuesday, but my hope is that President Obama has begun the slower response that will avoid at least some further calamities. By offering a Mormon to their religious-right base, I think the GOP may have finally over-reached. They are also losing their white demographic majority, so whipping up the racists won't win them many future elections.

    Yet this near-impenetrable divide remains, in large part because of the consolidation of media ownership mostly in the hands of five corporations has led to this brainwashing. I'm old enough to remember what it was like before Reagan started the consolidation and Clinton finished it off. One-third of us now get our entertainment and news via the Internet, so that may help us.

    Here's hoping for a less painful way!

    Thanks, Stuart, for the thoughtful response.

    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 12:53:14 PM PST

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