United Socialist States of America

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    I think this rather funny and ironic. In a sense I have always argued that the republicans were socialists but socialists for the rich. This conservative feels differently. Worth a read and some thought. Of course, I wish the republicans were more socialistic in the positive sense of taking care of America and all its inhabitants - not just the wealthy.

    Republicans are already socialists.

    By Sean Scallon

    "What’s going on on the social-democratic Right [republican] is mere political posturing, trying to reclaim a brand label for themselves that was fraudulent to begin with so they can try to disguise themselves now that they don’t have to back up a Republican President with their votes anymore. What does that make them? Apparently less honest with themselves than President so-called “Compassionate Conservative” Bush II. At least we knew where Bush II stood. And Ron Paul is right too. The social-democratic Right simply believes in different spending priorities (like the trillion dollar War in Iraq) and wants to fund them with tax cuts which means more borrowing to cover the costs, all thanks to House GOP leader Rep. “Borrow-and-Spend” Boehner."

    Don’t believe me? Try this experiment. Write to every Republican Congressperson in Tennessee and Kentucky and ask them whether they support privatizing the socialistic Tennessee Valley Authority.

    The American Conservative ยป Back in the USSA (United Socialist States of America)


    "Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money." George Carlin
     
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    Oh boy....get ready for the name calling, midcan5....
     
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    The debate is not whether the Ds or Rs are socialist or capitalists.

    They are neither. they are both.

    They are whatever they need to be to gain more money and power.

    They are sociopaths who will say whatever they need to say, and do whatever they need to do to get what they want.

    You partisans are their tools.

    You are dupes.

    You are your own, and this nation's worst enemies.

    Without your consent, and without your support these people would be powerless.
     
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    OK, I'll play. Understanding how our Democracy works, what is your suggestion to fixing these ills?
     
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    Politics is the art of reaching consensus about competing interests, the tough part comes when embedded interests control the dialogue for less than good reasons.

    I was surprised no conservative found fault with this thread? I guess in the end they know it is true but they still side with the wealthy over America.

    OT Obama's speech was strongest when he got into details and gave specifics, the end was brilliant.
     

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