Posted 4 years ago on Aug. 16, 2013, 10:08 p.m. EST by WSmith
from Cornelius, OR
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Randi Rhodes does it again, "Professor Milo": http://www.randirhodes.com/articles/headlines-393046/call-of-the-week-professor-milo-11577485/
Specious complaints from Obama/Dem expats and independents of betrayal, disappointment and both parties same are lame or dishonest, deliberate or accidental; but coincidentally only help Cons. And sound a lot like this guy "Professor Milo": http://www.randirhodes.com/articles/headlines-393046/call-of-the-week-professor-milo-11577485/
So how'd we get here?
During the last 50 years, things didn't just change, a 1%-Corporate Tyrannical COUP took place on America and We ~ the 99% ~ People!
Somewhere along the way, the GOP moved out of the realm of political party into the realm of Religious Cult (like Nazis) ~ and their Charlie Manson (Hitler) is the greed-addled few in the 1% of the 1% ~ but they didn't have far to go.
The Coup was gradual, so everybody adapted if they could, everybody knew we had a "rat race" and a "dog eat dog" world to contend with. Sometimes it plateaued, but soon it kept escalating. Median wages stagnated, middleclass jobs dwindled and got replaced by more and more low wage jobs, while executive wages rose.
Tax revenues diminished, so did services. RW propaganda made government the common knowledge "culprit" and voting for it akin to aiding and abetting a wanted criminal.
The GOP persuaded the Religious Right (and other confused, misinformed and desperate souls) that they and only they could honor their "Values" (and cut their taxes). So they mashed religious freedom, guns, War on Drugs, War on Commies then Liberals then Iranians then Muslims, and the coup de grace: Abortion, and made it the RepubliCon Platform!! Of course they never mentioned that the real platform was the redistribution of all our and then the world's wealth to their 1% masters, cuz who'd vote for that? Not that Votes really mattered having mastered the art of election fraud, but they had to get some real Votes, beyond their 20% zombie base who will Vote Con no matter what.
Now, money has been a part of politics from the beginning, and in today's expensive media market, the prostitute will beat the altruist every time.
This left Dems in the awkward position of having to enter this corrupt, money-grubbing mix if they wanted to be viable contenders. Or yell from the outside how unfair it was, to zero media coverage and a short public memory. Those who refused to play soon found out, like Ralph Nader, that you can't effect change from the sidelines. Even if you managed to stay in the game and clean, you get dirty wrestling filthy pigs so, with the awesome power of 1%-owned "liberal" MSM, Cons could magnify the smallest mud stain into the largest betrayal/scandal in the current political news cycle. Therefore Dems, like minorities, had to meet a much higher level of expectation than their Con rivals AND take the evil money in order to fight the good fight another day. Publicly Funded Elections anybody??
The following will explain better:
What's the Matter With Kansas: http://www.tcfrank.com/books/whats-the-matter-with-kansas/ | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_Matter_with_Kansas%3F )
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_Democracy_Money_Can_Buy
Do Not Ask What Good We Do: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Not_Ask_What_Good_We_Do:_Inside_the_U.S._House_of_Representatives