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Andrew Jackson (not verified) 5 years 42 weeks ago

I found your (Thom Hartman) program before the Presidential elections when I figured at the age of 57 I had better know more than just the surface of politics. I want to thank you very, very much for the education into the history and current topics of today’s politics. I was a very enthusiastic supporter of Obama with a great sense of anticipation for ‘change I can believe in’. Now if you think I, and many others I know, are going to reward the current Democratic incumbents with our votes for sitting on their asses when all they have accomplished is to alienate people like me with governing incompetence and initiation of a round of reactionary price hikes by the health insurance industry, you also are clueless to public sentiment. Let me put it into perspective…How many people have DIED, dead, you know, killed by the lack of Democratic intestinal fortitude to do what is right? I put their deaths on the Democratic Party because they were sent their as our representatives, our knights, to fight for us and, now, for those who have died. Our founding fathers set up a balance of power because they knew the ruthlessness of political battle. The Democratic Party has gotten lost in some mental web of political correctness. They don’t deserve to be called my champions in Washington. Let the Republicans take over Washington in 2012 and maybe from the ashes of the Democratic Party a new concept of political responsibility will emerge. Again, let’s regain the perspective… many people have died because of lack of Democrat action just while reading this post?!

Wonkadelica (not verified) 5 years 42 weeks ago

So at the tender age of 57, you finally realize you might need to understand something more than the surface of politics? You, sir, are a prime example of why we are in such a mess. You think sitting out the next election will punish anyone but yourself? Your vote is not a "reward" for any politician doing what you want, it is a cudgel against those who will do even worse.
I am also peeved to the extreme at the gutlessness of the Democrats in the face of outright insanity, but I do realize that it it still far better than the outright insanity that is the alternative.

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