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  •  Don't confuse this with what the public wants. (12+ / 0-)

    Oh don't worry, they won't.    The politicians from Obama on down clearly understand who butters their bread.   They will throw starving babies into the streets before they will bite the hand that feeds them.    

    What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

    by dkmich on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 04:47:52 AM PDT

    •  yes, and we have known that (15+ / 0-)

      for a long time.  There used to be a counter balance to the hand that feeds them in the form of organized labor.  It's not there anymore.  We either come up with a counterbalance - or face the fact that change that benefits us is no longer going to come through the political process.  And even though the elite assholes can't see it, this is not good for anyone - even them.

      Justice For Will Will spent his brief, courageous life fighting for the rights we all take for granted. Please share his story to support the fight!

      by KibbutzAmiad on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 04:54:16 AM PDT

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      •  Masses of people beyond activists... (13+ / 0-)

        ...have to accept that the Financial Elites are organized, and the grotesque income, asset and wealth inequality didn't happen by accident, blind luck, or because of the natural order of things.

        When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

        by Egalitare on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:11:59 AM PDT

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        •  AND they have been plotting and planning (4+ / 0-)

          for decades unlike the left which did something good and then got clobbered for decades.

          American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

          by glitterscale on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:34:26 AM PDT

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        •  Since the New Deal was being sketched out a (4+ / 0-)

          dedicated and organized counter movement has been in place. While people celebrated that "change" and happily enjoyed a new life style they invested in think tanks and infiltrating even the higher educational system.

          From my perspective the failure of those that experienced the guts of Great Depression and world war to pass on gut level fact of life knowledge to their children and grandchildren brought about the generation that fell for Reagan's playing the singing siren for that bunch. That, combined with the GOP's courting of Southern racists (and like minded people in every region) gives us the TP/GOP we see entrenched in the House this morning.

          The brutal fact for me is that as I noted here "our side" seems fragmented and organized on narrow issues without being able to do much more than occasionally come together in a few national elections when "energized" by some personality, and too often one with a lot of personality and not a lot of cold eyed determination to fight for what we think they should.

          I have my doubts—and, though old, I'm part of the problem with personal contacts literally dying off and blinking out of consciousness—that we digital people can shape politics effectively and substantially. We really are too much like a herd of cats and flash mobs during certain elections and not others that really count.

          A real question is how a fragmented and increasingly isolated bunch without union halls and such can in fact counter a dedicated minority largely centered on that old moneyed gang supported largely by churchgoers (their "union hall"). Is a generation seemingly characterized by on-line and in the cloud "gathering" able to mobilize from the local level to bring about change?

          The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

          by pelagicray on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 06:12:40 AM PDT

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