How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless and the Middle Class Got Shafted

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    Mike Lofgren, a long-time Republican who describes the modern dysfunction of both the Republican and Democratic parties. In Lofgren's view, Republicans have become overly obsessed with obstructing President Obama, and the Democrats suffer from political complacency.

    The growing power of the religious right is one reason Lofgren left the Republican Party and became an Independent. "The mixture of politics and religion," he says, "debases both, and has turned the GOP into an apocalyptic sect." He has his problems with Democrats, too. For one thing, he says, both parties "are captives to corporate loot."

    How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless and the Middle Class Got Shafted

    "The party is really oriented towards the concerns of the rich. It's about cutting their taxes, reducing regulation on business, making things wide open for Wall Street. Now you're not going to get anybody to the polls and consciously pull the lever for the Republicans if they say, "Our agenda is to further entrench the rich and, oh by the way, your pension may take a hit."

    So they use the culture wars quite cynically, as essentially rube bait to get people to the polls. And that explains why, for instance, the Koch brothers were early funders of Michele Bachmann, who is a darling of the religious right. They don't care particularly, I would assume, about her religious foibles. What they care about is the bottom line. And these religious right candidates, many of them believing in the health and wealth, name it and claim it prosperity gospel, believe that the rich are sanctified and the poor punished"


    "They also don't understand that George Bush doubled the national debt, that the original meltdown on Wall Street occurred during George Bush's watch, and by the time Obama became president in 2009, we were already well into the recession. Now I don't defend him in every way. I don't say that everything he's done is right by any means. I have all kinds of issues with him on the health care legislation. For instance, his willingness to play ball with pharma made the bill cost a lot more than it need."


    Who wants to call him a RINO first?
     
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    Naw... I'm good. Let the man talk.
     
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    For those of you who don't know how, errr like, to read. There is a video you can watch.
     
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    john kerry got rich by marrying a rich republican woman who invested in bain capital
     
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    Ok thanks. And?
     
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    He isn't a RINO. He isn't a Republican at all.
    Why is it whenever some obscure former Republican comes out ofthe closet as a socialist Democrat the Left here all cheer.
    But when elected officials jump party to theGOP it's no big deal?
     
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    LOL. :clap2: Which part of what he said makes him a socialist democrat? Thanks for being the first sheep to follow the script Rabbi.
     
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    Republicans are obsessed that if they don't get to call the shots......Nobody will
     
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    All of it.
    Nice troll thread, troll.
     
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    LOL. Didn't think you'd have an answer. Every post you make further reinforces the point of this thread. Thank you for being the rube.
     

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