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  •  You can reject the sky being blue for all I care (0+ / 0-)

    Wont make the sky any less blue or me any less right.

    The party did not move to the left, because every time liberals abandoned them they lost, and every time they lose they think "The more-rightward guy won.  If I want to get back in office, I best move right.  Especially since the liberals asked for the impossible, and promptly abandoned me when they didn't get it. I'm going to go support the people who support keeping me in office."

    Over 40 years, thats exactly why the party has moved right.  Money, power, and the status quo are entirely beatable with the right attitude-over time.  

    The problem is, liberals refuse to change their attitude despite 40+ years of evidence that that's what's failing.

    "The future of man is not one billion of us fighting over limited resources on a soon-to-be dead planet. . .I won't go back into the cave for anyone."

    by Whimsical on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 12:12:28 PM PDT

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    •  Total myth, backed by no facts or evidence. (5+ / 0-)

      The party moved to the right, time again, because it was full of rightists supported by rightists.

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 03:16:36 PM PDT

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    •  Logic dictates that when you lose an election due (1+ / 0-)
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      to poor voter turn-out, you hire plenty of smart, agenda-free people to talk with the public, really get out there and dig for info, and when they report back to you that the public didn't bother showing up at the polls because you aren't liberal enough for their tastes, you listen, learn, and vow to do better next time.  

      Neither you nor I honestly believe any democratic administration, or congresscritter, has been stupid enough to neglect such a fundamentally obvious course of action.  We might question their ethics and loyalties, but I doubt anyone here has ever questioned the average dem politico IQ.      

      The shockingly deplorable and increasingly likely explanation is that special interests (we all know who they are by now) have been systematically culling and bankrolling morally malleable candidates to run for office in a grand, inverted totalitarianistic scheme.  

      Inverted totalitarianism aims for the mass of the population to be in a persistent state of political apathy. The only type of political activity expected or desired from the citizenry is voting. Low electoral turnouts are favorably received as an indication that the bulk of the population has given up hope that the government will ever help them.

      We get a democratic travesty complete with ostensibly clueless and disconnected politicians, they get to run the whole damn show while we squander precious time arguing about whether or not Obama has our best interests at heart.  

      What a fucking circus.  Bread and circuses, more like.

      "I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils (of capitalism), namely through the establishment of a socialist economy..." -Albert Einstein

      by socindemsclothing on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 07:55:00 PM PDT

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