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Forum Post: Republican supported by corporate stooges, brought down America

Posted 2 years ago on March 6, 2012, 11:11 p.m. EST by vats (107)
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Yes, this is the truth republicans with there high nosed attitude, supported by greedy corporate stooges, brought America to its down fall. This is the party which made its enemy countrries china, india rich and a useless war in iraq and afganistan. what will iraq and afganistan give in return to America, what will china, india give in return , NOTHING. High time Americans dump Republicans , they and there croonies are nothing but disaster for America.

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[-] 2 points by JackHall (412) 2 years ago

Have the Republicans ever fixed anything (except elections)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jocRd-aajW0 [right click]

We had an industrialized economy in the United States until private enterprise outsourced our major manufacturing with the US Chamber of Commerce and Republican Party's blessings.

Mitt Romney on Outsourcing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gym_4-o60LY [right click]

Republicans and Unemployment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idsipmvkLhc [right click]

Rachel Maddow – Republican Party promotes outsourcing jobs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB0G16VswG8&NR=1&feature=endscreen [right click]

The 3 Stooges who broke our economy are proof the Republicans should get out of government and politics.

The Republicans didn’t see a problem with the Gramm Leach Bliley law when it was written. Most Democrats didn’t either. Now Republicans aren’t doing anything to repair the damage and prevent recurrences. Democrats aren’t doing enough.

Byron Dorgan (D) N.D. v Gramm (R) Leach (R) Bliley (R) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvnO_SH-4WU&list=PL399213F28C3CC71A&feature=plpp_play_all [right click]

[-] 0 points by TheirLyingPropaganda (54) 2 years ago

Basically, you got that right.

[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Agreed. If only the democrats ruled!

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 2 years ago

I think I already said something to this effect on one of your other threads, but Democrats are far from perfect. I back them not because of wide-eyed naivete, brainwashing, or general idiocy, but because I see them as more easily redeemable than their counterparts across the aisle. They have a hell of a time building and keeping a strongly unified coalition (it's the downside of being a "big tent" party; the same thing that OWS struggles with, only much less pronounced.) and many of them are still standard-make politicians (which generally indicates a baseline of venality and stupidity that we have yet to expunge from DC), which is regrettable. If the Republican Party was still the party of Olympia Snowe, then I'd probably be a good deal less emphatic in my support for the Democrats.

That said, the Republican Party is decidedly not the party of Olympia Snowe anymore; in fact it appears that they're a good chunk of the reason why she decided not to run again. The current crop of Republicans is moving farther and farther to the right, appealing to the worst of the current fringe groups at the expense of the rest of the nation, and there's no reason to believe that they're going to stop anytime soon. That is a serious problem, and it's one that will only be worsened by voting Republican.

As for voting for independents and just discarding both major parties in exchange for constituency-based candidates who can be held directly accountable, that would be great (and that's probably more along the lines of what the Founding Fathers wanted to see anyway) but it's not particularly practical. Each seat would be an enormous uphill battle (both parties will run candidates and those candidates will have far more money and support than an independent) and there's no guarantee that such candidates wouldn't get thoroughly trounced (which renders the whole idea moot in the short term due to the extreme difficulty in implementation).

Basically, in the short run our best bet is to get involved in the Democratic Party and try to turn it into the tool of the people. Don't just vote for the slate, get yourself a position on a precinct committee and play a role in picking the slate. If enough people like you or I do that, then we as a group will have almost as much control over who we want to represent us as we would with independents but our candidates will have the full backing of an enormous machine.

[-] -1 points by JuanFenito (847) 2 years ago

I know, right? If they had gotten control of the house, senate, and presidency during the 2008 election, none of this nonsense would have happened! They would have fixed some stuff!

[-] -1 points by JuanFenito (847) 2 years ago

And get some good Democrats! They are so much better! I can't stand it when people talk about dumping the two parties and voting for independants who do what they say!

[-] 1 points by vats (107) 2 years ago

democrats under Obama is much better, but he could have banned out sourcing instead of only talking about it