The Democratic Party got trashed in 2010
because they will not tell the truth
because the Leadership of the Democratic Party still
believes in our "profits at any cost" corporatist economic system
because the Democratic Party muzzled
and threw the Progressive Wing of the party under the bus --
(their rational: progressives will always vote Democratic Party)
So listen to the speech by Michael Moore in Madison,
Then ask yourself, when will Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid & Barack Obama
speak out like Michael Moore?
Then and only then will the Democrats win CONSECUTIVE elections like
Franklin Delano Roosevelt did.
(He supposedly once said, ''Wall Steet hates me, and I like it.'')
When the millionaires and billionaires and the big money profiteers
pay their fair share of taxes,
we won't have to cut salaries and benefits and worker rights
for our teachers, firefighters and sanitation workers.
Martin Luther King went to Memphis.
Michael Moore when to Madison.
It's a no brainer DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
Which side are you on?
WAKE UP, or I become a life-long 3rd Party voter.
Voting for the Lessor of the Two Evils means you get to hell one way or the other.
So the solution is for the Democratic Party to turn away from evil,
(torture, unjust perpetual wars, ignoring the working poor and disenfranchised,
and worshiping at the alter profits-at-any-cost corporatism)
and once again become a political party for the good.
Truth-Seeker, you sound like you might be a fan of Ron Paul, haha. John, I agree, whole-heartedly. Glenn Beck likes to talk about the "Overton Window" a lot, but I don't think he realizes how far to the right it is. It was disappointing in the 2000s to watch the Democratic party submit their responsibility for effective opposition so willingly. That's why I was excited to see Smiley & West interview Russ Feingold, who I remember being so brave in standing alone in the Senate against the Patriot Act. Thankfully, those years are over, but the work isn't, and it seems like we're waiting for a magic wand instead of building the parallel institutions for voluntary social security, while our public infrastructure cracks beneath our feet.
I have to agree with you on Beck. I haven't heard him say anything openly racist, but he does cherry-pick black leaders for criticism and sells a version of reality that is, let's say, thick with racist context. I also agree Paul has done well to redirect the tea party anger toward a justifiable end: the Fed.
The mortgage crisis that hit mainstream America was just a nationwide version of what sapped American inner cities of capital through White Flight. They're just beginning to see what "stimulus" does to a governing body.
Watch out for Alex Jones, his paranoid vision of reality is self-defeating and nihilistic, and it's rooted in an interpretation of scripture that's highly political. I used to live in Austin where he's based, and anyone I know who's had to work with him says he's a bigger tyrant than the conspirators he claims to fight. Really he's as big a tool as Glenn Beck for inciting paranoid fantasies of suburbanites, and they fly planes into buildings, too.
Obama's had to spend his entire presidency cleaning up a really big mess, one that just got messier and bigger over time. I give him credit because he's shown wisdom and patience, which is something I've never seen in a president. Ever. I used to hold Afghanistan against him, because it's so awful that we're there, and we never should have gone in the first place. And it really is a myth that 9/11 justified that invasion. But what was he supposed to do? A power vacuum in a place like that would have international implications. In fact, it could have sparked what we see in Egypt, except with a more Taliban tinge. He did successfully end combat operations in Iraq, now it's up to Congress to cut off the military spending.