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  •  Oh come on. (4+ / 0-)
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    science nerd, sviscusi, Yasuragi, OIL GUY

    Really?  Do you really think that suddenly the Democratic Party has become this pseudo-Democratic hybrid?  I don't, and I think the problems of this country is really beyond party, although I wouldn't classify it in the neo liberal context either.  Politics and politicans are the tools of the rich and powerful.  So is the media.  A lot of the policies making this happen was put into place by Republicans because the money structure could just work better through them.  Now that it's in place, both parties are a slave to it and that's just the reality of the situation we are in.

    Frankly, I don't think that Kos should change his website to recognize someone else's POV.  Because whether some folk like it or not, we have to still work with this institiution called the U.S. government.  

    Unless folk are in favor of some sort of a revolution to tear it all down and start all over again, we have to fix the system that we currently have.

    Of course that revolution thing is working out quite well in Eqypt right now (/snark).

    •  Well we are doing our very best to make sure (1+ / 0-)
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      Words In Action

      Egypt's outcome is in "our" favor.

      Obama: self-described Republican; backed up by right-wing policies

      by The Dead Man on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 09:02:49 PM PDT

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      •  And what would be 'our' favor? (1+ / 0-)
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        OIL GUY

        The Obama Administration initially backed Mubarak over the Muslim Brotherhood.  Mubarak was no prize for sure, but he was the ruler Egypt for 30 years.  I don't recall anyone being particularly concerned for Egypt's welfare during all of that time.

        Americans love to see 'democracy' achieved in other countries without understanding what it actually takes to make that happen or make it stick.

        The Muslim Brotherhood certainly wasn't about democracy -- it was just all a power grab for them and now Mubarak's backers want the country back because Morsi didn't provide the government the people thought they were getting and that is why the situation is unstable right now.

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