Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weak-kneed Democrats

Pathetic. What's wrong with them? Why don't they go after the Republicans for proposing tax cuts for the rich and austerity measures (in the form of cuts in government services) that overwhelmingly hurt the middle class and poor? Is there not a single principled Democrat in Washington? Are they all banana Republicans in Washington? Why do we need a Democratic Party when we can get the real thing from the Republicans?

What is the method behind their madness? Why would they, when presented with two alternatives that will add to the deficit, set aside a spending program (a policy that worked in the 1930s and 1940s), for a plan that doesn't work (tax cuts for the rich)?

I really don't get it and this is very depressing. One party selects candidates whose ignorance, naivete, and demagoguery while protecting the interests of the moneyed classes that got us into this mess while the other party backs candidates with no backbone to protect the people they vowed to protect. With friends like this I see no reason to sit this election out. Who cares if the Republicans win? The Democrats will concede everything whether they are in a position of power or not.

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