Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 1, 2012, 8:10 a.m. EST by WSmith
from Cornelius, OR
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It's democracy stupid! You know how to democracy don't you? You put your registration and your knowledge together... and Vote. Participation mandatory.
It's politics stupid! It's dirty, mean and confusing. It's full of exceptions, contradictions and lies. It's also flagrantly manipulated by Big$ and made worse thanks to Citizens United and the politicians who promoted it. We have only two viable parties: Republicans and Democrats. Rs favor the private sector, Big$, 1%, exclusivity and the conservative, religious right wing. Ds favor the public sector, Labor, 99%, inclusivity and the liberal, progressive left wing. Third parties won't be viable until laws are changed to stop excluding them and start including them.
It's the electorate stupid! The vast majority of our electorate favors the views and policies of the Ds, employment, health care, education, environment, infrastructure, social services, justice, civic and national pride and defense. But among democracies, we have the lowest voter turnout and the greatest Big$ turnout. Because Rs have a reliable nonfluctuating base, when voters are discouraged, Rs often get elected. So Big$ ends up the primary "electorate and constituency" by default.
It's the media stupid! The 1% owns the media and encourages a pro-R bias, unfortunately the facts have a liberal bias. To counter this, Rs developed their own news media network, Fox News, to broadcast reliable pro-R propaganda. Rs also monopolize radio with 24/7/365/every city RW propaganda, with Rush, Boortz, Savage, etc. And because democracy depends on an informed electorate, we end up with a largely low information, highly propagandized electorate. But there are a plethora of good sources of information if people take the time to seek them out, and many people do.
Your R-vote is for: science deniers, privatization, the second amendment, deregulation, environmental exploitation, voter suppression, anti-democracy, above the law-Big$-1%, exclusion, theocracy, offshoring, regress, taking America hostage...
Your D-vote is for: science, public services, We the People and the whole constitution, regulation, environmental protection, voter expansion, democracy, law enforcement - justice for all, 99%, inclusion, secular government, made in America, progress, American allegiance...
Your Third Party- or non-vote is for: Rs
The choice is yours: WTFU, make it and participate. With 80-90% voter turnout, the people of Iceland threw their Banksters in prison!
Elizabeth Warren: "The middle class has been chipped at, squeezed, and hammered over the past generation.
"I'm running for Senate because Washington is rigged for the big guys who can hire an army of lobbyists, not for families and small businesses. I want Congress to work for working people, not just those with deep pockets. I know we can do better -- especially if we elect more strong progressives from around the country, like my friends Chris Murphy in Connecticut and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin.
"I promise to keep fighting to level the playing field for hardworking American families when I'm in the Senate, and I know Chris and Tammy will, too.
"But there's a lot more at stake than that.
"That's because a vote for our opponents isn't just a vote against us; it's a vote to put a corporate lobbyist's dream team of Republicans in charge of the Senate. It's a vote to put Senator Jim Inhofe, who has said climate change is "the greatest hoax," in charge of the Environment and Public Works Committee.
"Reporters and pundits will look at viable campaign reports to write their stories and set the narrative about whether we have what it takes to win. We need to show the country that in this election, Democrats are united and ready to go out and win.
"There is a real choice in this election -- and the choice just keeps getting clearer. It's a choice between those who say, 'I've got mine, and the rest of you are on your own,' and those who believe 'We're all in this together.'
"Thank you for being in this with me,"
"P.S. Thanks so much to Russ Feingold, Progressives United, and all of you for supporting Tammy, Chris, and me in this election. We couldn't do it without your support!"
Get more info at www.wtfu2012.com
Here's a handy guide to wake the fuck up: http://www.randirhodes.com/pages/rrnews.html?feed=393046&article=10394961