A special election will be held this week in Massachusetts that could determine the outcome of much of President Obama’s agenda.Â Republican candidate Scott Brown has stated he is opposed to the President’s cap-and-trade bill, which would cost the American taxpayer trillions of dollars.Â Democrats have controlled this senate seat for nearly 60 years, so a win for Brown would appear to be truly a miracle.Â Polls have the Brown and his Democratic opponent in nearly a statistical tie going into the election.
Brown is a Rabid Right Republican (RRR). Congratulations are in order for all American fascists! Too bad the Dems aren’t much better.
Massachusetts again reminds us why the Democrats are such losers.
They are terminal schizophrenics, driven mad by the corporate dominance of American politics. They cannot govern and make significant change at the same time because the system is geared to make this impossible.
Somehow, this core problem must be fixed, or we are lost as a nation, and probably as a species.
The currently prescribed role of the Dems is to be the “Party of the People.” But they can’t attain or retain office without cash flow from the very corporations that are the people’s worst enemy.
They are thus politically bi-polar. They can never offer meaningful cures for any of America’s real problems because they must always return to the trough of the corporations that cause the bulk of them.
Because the modern global corporation has actual human rights (!! – as defined by the 14th Amendment) but no human responsibilities, it is history’s most powerful institution. It is above the law, shielded from debt, not accountable for damage to the public, to the people who work for them, or to the planet.
Welcome to the end of times… in one form or another, brought to you by… your favorite corporate over-lord.
I failed to mention, and no one esle has bothered to add, that the Republicans feed from the very same corporate money troughs. They’re all prostitutes.
What happened before McCain Feingold? It will never change unless you, the consumer says no. Even then what will you do? Boycott every corporation? Bye the way, why do the democrats, republicans et-al continue to ask for the corporate contributions and accept them? They need the money, duh. Elections are not cheap. I find it ironic that a campaign as well as the individual running, will spend untold millions for a job paying less then $195,000.00. Must be the excellent health care that was deleted from the present bill. I don’t agree nor do I condemn. It’s the law. Deal with it.
Paul you are a wonder to behold. A wonder you can even feed yourself.
I am for open elections! Let them pour all the money in the world into the arena. The only caveat is FULL DISCLOSURE. So we know who owns who.
Totally agree on full disclosure. Of course we were told that we would have “Transparency” weren’t we? I think the word should have been “invisible.”
As it always will be. You guys are idiots.
I kind of like that title, “Idiot.” I believe a T shirt and hat is in order. Thanks for the compliment! “Conservative Idiot? Damn right!” “Gotta Problem?” Black hat with Gold embroidery. Cool!
There is absolutely nothing liberating about what Dan (Libertarianism) proposes. Indeed, it is a massive step backward into the 18th Century, before the nation-state. Only this time the ruler won’t be the Lord of the Manor, bound by any number of competing nobles, it will be Exxon-Mobil and their iron grip on fundamentally necessary resources. Dan may be a proponent of “capitalism”, but he is certainly no proponent of libertarianism. Indeed, corporate feudalism would be a far better moniker for his proposals.
But what lies at the core of Dan’s bourgeois fantasies of a world where capital is unencumbered even by its own rules? Fundamentally, the same idol as every other capitalist ideology, pseudo-libertarianism, controlled only by the richest people in the world.
“The message of libertarian-capitalism is markedly revolutionary. It is revolutionary in its end: the dismantling of the state and its replacement by a competitive market process in which a network of private agencies, associations, and organizations take part.”
The market, which does a decidedly poor job of providing food, jobs, basic social infrastructure, and social equality, is to determine everything. Returning to the beginning of this article, is anyone going to seriously propose that the market is the best- in any sense of the word- method for allocating socially essentially goods and services such as food and health care?
Quit pontificating. We have the best system in the world. Markets that does “A poor job of providing food, jobs,” etc. Just where the hell do you live Boy? Cuba? Quit your quotes from others and let us know what YOU think, or is there a problem without a script. Please let us all know would you please. You mut have a tele-prompter?
There are not people starving somewhere in the world? Even maybe going a bit hungry in our country, not getting the medical care they need etc? Where indeed, do you live… on what planet??
There will always be starving children in the world. Sad but true. What planet may I ask do you live on? It has been this way for thousands of years. Am I missing something? Obviously you are missing something in your untrained over/educated thought. It is quite apparent that you have never experienced/seen poverty have you. unfortunately, I have. I can tell by your statements that you are a couch potato that want’s to save the world with no real world experiences never having been there. Expand your horizons my friend. It will definitely open your eyes. That is, unless you choose to keep them always closed. Trust me, open your eyes for once in your life.