US Domestic Politics

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The Democratic Party is getting slaughtered

In spite of large majorities agreeing with what some call democratic socialism (see here), Republicans dominate state and federal government. I suspect the DNC figures it just needs to move even further to the right, which is one reason (among several) why I don't self-identify as a Democrat. And Republicans will argue that it's proof right wing ideology is subscribed to by the majority.

Guns and Hillary, not sure where I stand.

So, I'm not sure how I feel about gun policies... I feel very conflicted on the matter. First off, I believe in the constitution and, don't you think our founding fathers had them in there for a reason? Here's where I stand: I do believe all guns should be registered and owners should be licensed. I also believe, like getting a license for a car, you should have to complete some simple tests, training, and proof of identity. I also think that there should be a basic psych evaluation accompanied by references.

Keeping America Safe?

Nope-no pork in the Defense Budget.

Pentagon paid sports teams millions for patriotic events

Legal Action Against Koch Brothers, Rick Scott & Jeb Bush Goes to U.S. Supreme Court!

SHAME ON THEM! THIS IS WHY WE HAVE TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED WITH POLITICS! This is a very good example of the kind of crap we have happening in the shadows when we allow the avarice of corrupt politicians their their financial backers to be voted into office.

What does Rick Scott and Jeb Bush get out of allowing Koch industries to DUMP millions of gallons of toxic waste into the St. Johns River? Maybe a nice war chest for their campaign?

Just be more entrepreneurial

I believe Janet Yellen recently chastized the American public for not having enough of the entrepreneurial spirit. The funny thing about it is that if you extend the logic you become a socialist. If everyone is in business for themselves, then, in theory at least, there are no more bosses and capitalisms little shrunken heart slowly bleeds to death. I am all for it. thanks Janet

New GOP debate rules

Each contestant would be offered two "get out of jail free" cards to use at their discretion when they can't answer the question without pissing off one demographic. One lifeline phone call to an outside advisor like Rush or Sean or Levin.

The Right Believes Everyone Should Take Care Of Themselves!! Really?

I want to break this topic off from another thread because I found this point so laughable, it deserved its own thread.

Quote someone wrote elsewhere:

One of the central problems with the Progressive platform is that it requires the willful participation of the masses, unlike the Conservative "everyone take care of themselves" mantra.

Oh darn, the Right has seized the moral high ground!!

Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism

This is likely to have little meaning to most, but Sheldon Wolin died about ten days ago. Chris Hedges's recent article is the first I heard of it.

Meet the Republicans

This Sundays list of Sunday talk shows guests. The MM is owned and operated by the 1%. You hear what they want you to hear:

CBS Face the Nation

History......Enter the war room!

I just wanted to make a topic where everyone can post some of Hillarys history. It seems that people forget what she's done during her career so this seems like a good place to start posting some Hillary history. Enter the war room!


Will the Republican Party implode?

There just seems to be so much discord in the Republican Party that I am starting to wonder if it will implode! :-)

Rush (of whom I NEVER listen to) is in this article titled "Limbaugh: Republican Leaders Want Hillary in the White House" ..............SAY WHAT?? That was enough for me to read the article. I'll post it here so you can read and comment.

How I hope Bernie Sanders defines Socialism!!! In his soon to be speech!!

Here are 9 winning ways for Bernie to define Socialism :
1) The Big Banks that got & continue to get bailed out w/ our tax payer dollars (who most Republicans and Democrats running now supported and support - except Bernie who voted against (that should get Tea Party points - shouldn't it)

Jobs by the #s

85 years of job creation in graphs:

ftr, one party created 3 times as many as the other.

There are other Zfacts in the menu on the right at the linked site.

ie:national debt

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