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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:16 PM
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8. Proof that despite however great Obama is, we have a larger problem with the Democratic Party
The Democratic Party over the years and continued to move away from me, move away from Americans concerned about the poor, concerned about peace and a non-imperialistic foreign policy, concerned about not being in the back pocket of AIPAC, concerned about the unbridled expansion of corporate power over politics, media, and (formerly) public services.

The Democratic Party has consistently gotten weaker in every single one of these areas, to the point where a moderate centrist president and solid friend to corporate business and firmly committed to continuing the same basic pro-transnational corporation hegemonic foreign policy around the world is seen as a breath of fresh air and inspirational (even to me, I am not immune from finding a reprieve from things being "so bad" as something refreshing and good - but its not enough.)

This is not the last period of great social calamity we will experience if we don't take this opportunity to completely overhaul our system of business in this country. And the root of all our domestic and international problems is the corporate stranglehold on policy. Right now the President has elected to pursue a track of simply trying to return our economy to the "status quo" of short term "prosperity" for a select few, and business as usual for America. If successful it will only put a temporary band aid on a colossal problem.

There is going to be a reckoning one day. We simply can't sustain the politics we are allowing in Washington - on ALL SIDES of the isle.

"Sooner or later, the day comes when you can't hide from the things that you've done." - Admiral Bill Adama ;)
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