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  •  Yeppers... (8+ / 0-)

    I don't disagree with anything you said.  We're agreed 100%.  Fact is, there are only a handful of people in Congress that we can stand behind, but in the end they either get shouted over and out-voted or end up rationalizing capitulation.  I can't tell you how disheartened and despairing I am right now about the whole mess.

    INRE: "lesser of two evils"... I can't remember the last time I was truly excited about voting for someone.  I think it was when I was in high school and we were involved in a project in Gov't class.  But then Sirhan Sirhan shot Bobby Kennedy.  I lost a lot of innocence that summer.

    LBJ had his issues, and he was about as "in your face" as one man could be.  But he got thru some good progressive legislation, in spite of enormous animosity, backstabbing, and Repub grandstanding.  That's what I WISH we'd gotten this time.  Someone like him who'd twist arms, chew butt, and make threats if need be to make sure the right thing for the people got done.  But I fear we're so far off the rails as a Party now, I honestly don't see much hope for the future - especially if they don't stand hard and fast against against SS, Medicare, and Medicaid cuts, in particular.

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