“Legitimate Political Discourse”

Note:  I wrote this post before the Ukraine thing fired up…..so I thought I would step back from the war to look at what is happening in this country.

The GOP continues to downplay the insurrection of 06 January….they have been on the hunt for a tagline that would explain the treasonous acts committed that day and now they have a new one….’legitimate political discourse’.

“Legitimate political discourse” is an interesting phrase. Three weeks ago the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted overwhelmingly to call the violent putschist Capitol Rioters of January 6, 2021 ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.” That was their phrase for fascist marauders who:

+ Said “we’re going to take out country back” as they headed to physically assault the legislative branch of the US government.

+ Screamed “Hang Mike Pence” while invading the US Capitol to prevent the peaceful transfer of presidential power after the 2020 election.

+ Constructed gallows intended for the execution of Pence and other elected officials on the steps of the Capitol.

+ Chanted “USA, USA” and “Fight for Trump” while beating Capitol police officers, defacing monuments and paintings, breaking windows, denting doors, stealing government documents and computers, and wiping feces on Capitol walls and looking to kidnap, beat, and kill Congresspersons and Congressional staff.

+ Screamed “stop the steal” to falsely claim that Joe Biden’s election was fraudulent and to justify an attempted putsch meant to install their Dear Cult Leader Donald Trump as a de facto dictator.

+ Carried the Confederate Flag, symbol of Black chattel slavery and slaveholder secession, into the halls of Congress.

It was all very consistent with the prompting of the wannabe president-for-life and “instinctive fascist” Trump, who helped spark the riot by telling his supporters on January 6th to go down to the Capitol and “fight…fight like Hell. If you don’t fight like Hell,” Trump added, “you’re not going to have a country anymore.” At the same “Save America” rally before the Attack on the Capitol, Trump’s demented mob lawyer Rudy Giuliani told “Stop the Steal” protesters to engage in “trial by combat.”

On “Legitimate Political Discourse”

The GOP is trying to do what they do best….rewrite history….whitewash the ugly if you will.

Every Red State legislature is doing this on multiple fronts……from education to abortion to race and now the acts of treason…..

This LIE should be confronted on every level and at every turn….

The failed coup on 06 January was nothing noble it was affront to our very laws and the republic….this lie should not be allowed to continue.

But the fools that stormed the Capital we doing nothing…..the coup is taking place in plain sight…..with the help of the Supreme Court and the Senate….chamber….then SCOTUS…..a conservative body that is forcing their values on the rest of the nation.

The Senate does nothing to help the situation by being a no progress

Ignorance cannot prevail!

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GOP On Ukraine

As usual the GOP will take political advantage…..and Ukraine is no different…..I listened to Sen. Ben Sasse attack the Dems for Ukraine’s dilemma……

This is a prepared statement…..

“The Biden Administration has dropped the ball for months and months and months. Every single step of the way, Washington has limited our options and expanded Putin’s opportunities. Let’s be clear: Nobody wants a massive ground war with American and NATO troops in Ukraine. Nobody wants a shooting war with Russia. We should, however, have been arming the Ukrainian people to the teeth for months. Putin’s calculus is pretty straightforward: he’s going to go as far as he can until he feels that his intervention is too costly. It isn’t like you can let him take Ukraine and then this all gets simpler. The United States should be making it very costly now – not by putting troops on the frontlines in Ukraine, but by running a massive new Lend-Lease program with Kyiv.”

Here is the full transcript of Sen. Sasse’s statement……read it for yourself….

https://www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=AEAD0BA4-6453-4432-B114-2365F9A14810

While on CNN Sasse stated that the US should ‘arm Ukraine to the teeth”…..

“We need to be arming them to the teeth,” Sasse continued, as Newsmax reported. “So, President Biden should be coming to the Congress right now asking for an emergency supplemental for defense spending. We’re not going to put boots on the ground in Ukraine. We shouldn’t. We don’t need to. They [the Ukrainians] are willing to fight. But we need to arm them.”

Seriously Ben?

We threw $650 million in military aid just this January and they crapped out….and now you want to more money at them….what is it Einstein said?

You do not need to spend more money just divert some of those extra Pentagon funds that were given out late last year….it is time for the taxpayer to stop paying for every little war that the GOP supports.

When will the American people awake from the ignorance coma and demand that their money be spent here where it is needed?

Who’s paying Sasse’s salary?

Apparently the same people that own all Congresspeople.

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Closing Thought–07Feb22

THe GOP has been brutally honest….well some GOPers…..that all their attempts to limit Dem voters is their strategy…..gerrymandering, voters suppression, etc etc are all attempts to remove any GOP opponents from ever winning another election.

Arizona (go figure) is just the most recent attempts……

Arizona Republicans have spent the past couple weeks since the legislative session began introducing a red wave of voter suppression measures. House Bill 2596, which dropped Friday, would eliminate all early voting, emergency voting centers, and no-excuse mail-in voting. The latter has existed in Arizona since 1991, so longer than the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The House bill would also ban the use of electronic voting machines and require that all ballots are counted by human hands. You might think that would take forever, but they’ll have 24 hours to do it!

Republicans had traditionally held the advantage in ballots cast prior to Election Day. That changed in 2020, so obviously early voting is corrupt and must end. GOP Rep. Shawna Bolick proposed the measure that would only permit emergency voting in “times of war, civil unrest or a natural disaster.” These are obviously the only real emergencies that would prevent someone from voting on Election Day. In real America, emergency voting centers are only for upcoming hurricanes and nuclear wars.

Some of the Republicans who sponsored this bill also reportedly supported and even cheered the Arizona fraudit. A total of seven bills passed out of committee along party lines. State Sen. Wendy Rogers (a QAnon bigot) filed a bill that would prohibit drop boxes with only the most narrow exception for voters with disabilities. Arizonians shouldn’t have to disclose their disability status, and the lack of early voting might make the lines on Election Day a burden even for those who don’t fit Rogers’ likely narrow definition of “disabled.”

https://www.wonkette.com/arizona-gop-officially-done-with-people-voting-against-republicans

This is what we get when the game HALO is more important than voting….the loss of voting rights can be laid only at the feet of the voter.

What will it take to get the lazy toads from behind their game control and vote to preserve our society?

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Welcome To Trumpistan

This is what the state of Florida should be known….Trumpistan…..thanx to the authoritarian BS by the governor….De Santis.

The gov and the Repub legislature is giving America a true look at the heart of the GOP

It has been a long and painful month in the Florida legislature for opponents of the state’s Trumpist governor Ron DeSantis and his loyal band of rightwing Republicans. A slew of bills has advanced attacking everything from diversity rights, abortion protections and free speech in schools, in addition to a proposal that would legally shield white people from feeling “discomfort” over the state’s racist past.

And last Wednesday, an anti-masker physician, hand picked by the governor and apathetic about the value of Covid-19 vaccines, was backed unanimously by a Republican senate panel as the next surgeon-general following a walk-out by Democratic politicians frustrated by Joseph Ladapo’s evasiveness.

To hear DeSantis tell it, the “freedom state” of Florida is merely following the will of a populist citizenry in defying the perceived tyranny of the federal government, determined to protect liberty in the face of a deadly pandemic that has claimed more than 64,000 of their fellow residents, and standing up against the “indoctrination” of children.

The issues that Republicans see as a priority for Florida are red meat to DeSantis’s conservative base. They include the 15-week abortion ban bill, which received a chaotic hearing on Thursday, and moves to give parents more say over classroom curriculum and control of school libraries. In Polk county this week, education officials went from school to school pulling 16 books flagged by a conservative parents’ group as inappropriate, including Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 bestseller The Kite Runner.

They include bills to strengthen the governor’s fierce anti-immigrant stance by locking out from state or local government business any company involved in the transportation of undocumented migrants.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/31/florida-republicans-draconian-bills

Florida is becoming the poster child for authoritarian Repubs in other Red States….

Will the voters allow this screaming trip into chaos continue?

How far will these anti-democratic forces go?

Good question right?

Is Trump and his worshipers trying to destroy democratic rule?

Yes they are!

Hows can this be?

“Citizens do believe what they are hearing and if they hear it long enough and consistently enough and if that’s all they hear, they absolutely don’t think it’s a lie, they think it’s the truth,” Walter said.

“You know, they’re good people,” she added. “They are trying to do what they think is right. It’s the leadership that’s cynical. It’s the leadership that knows better who is feeding them lies consistently. They’re priming their supporters to believe that democracy isn’t worth defending because they don’t want democracy anymore.”

We the voter need to get our collective heads out of our butts and go to the polls on election day and send these political slugs out to pasture.

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2024 Is Not That Far Away

I keep reading the hope that all this societal division can be overcome with a successful 2024 election…..I find it a delusion.

Here are the possible 2024 GOP candidates (this could all change but for now these seem like the most logical choices the GOP has to choose from…..

10. Mike Pompeo

9. Greg Abbott

8. Chris Christie

7. Donald Trump Jr.

6. Ted Cruz

5. Mike Pence

4. Tim Scott

3. Nikki Haley

2. Ron DeSantis

1. Donald Trump

All are batcrap crazy Trumpite kool-aid drinkers….if this is the final list of GOP candidates then very little will change.

Can you think of anyone else that would make this list?

And it is not looking good for the Dems either…..Biden is not doing well on approval…

The midterm elections could spell disaster for President Biden and the Democrats, if recent polling is any indication. A new Gallup poll shows an average of 47% of Americans surveyed in the fourth quarter of 2021 identified with or leaned toward the Republican Party compared to 42% for the Democratic Party—for a net swing of 14 points from the first quarter, when Democrats held a 49-40 advantage, CNN reports. As Gallup notes, a 5-point Republican advantage hasn’t been seen since 1995, after the party took control of the House for the first time since the 1950s.

Democrats could be in for what NBC News terms a “shellacking.” History shows that “in 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018—when the president’s party suffered big losses—overwhelming majorities said the country was headed on the wrong track before the election; each president’s job rating was below 50%; and the president’s party trailed on the generic ballot,” the outlet reports. NBC’s October poll indicated 71% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction and put Biden’s job rating at 42%. “The silver lining for Democrats is that they enjoyed a narrow lead on the generic ballot,” per the outlet, which notes its own latest poll is due out in a few days.

However, this speculation comes far too early for Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Poll, who argues the election will hinge on how the COVID-19 pandemic plays out over the coming months. “Remember that the pandemic affects almost everything—the economy, health care, education, employment, and family finances,” he tells the New Republic. Yet with others focused on the stalemate over voting rights legislation, Senate Democrats plan to push forward, even without the votes to change filibuster rules. As the Hill reports, there is talk of them forcing Republicans to stage a talking filibuster, with senators present on the floor, with an eventual simple-majority vote.

The polls are not looking good for Biden and his re-election….people think he should just move over for a better choice….

President Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation, according to a new poll from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. More Americans disapprove than approve of how Biden is handling his job as president, 56% to 43%. As of now, just 28% of Americans say they want Biden to run for reelection in 2024, including only 48% of Democrats, the AP reports. Asked on Wednesday at his news conference about his flagging popularity, Biden responded, “I don’t believe the polls.”

It’s a stark reversal from early in Biden’s presidency. In July, 59% of Americans said they approved of his job performance in an AP-NORC poll. His approval rating dipped to 50% by late September in the aftermath of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan and during surging coronavirus infections. The latest poll shows that confidence in Biden’s handling of the pandemic has eroded as the omicron variant surges. Just 45% say they approve of Biden’s handling of COVID-19, down from 57% in December and from 66% in July 2021. Overall, the poll shows Biden in a better position than former President Donald Trump was at a similar point in his presidency; in February 2018, just 35% of Americans said they approved of Trump.

 

 

Americans are even more downbeat about Biden’s handling of the economy, with just 37% approving, often citing inflation. Gary Cameron, 66, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, said the president’s verbal gaffes and age—79—don’t give him confidence that Biden has the skill or energy to pull the country out of its malaise. Other respondents said Biden’s age and life experience have been an asset. Nicole Jensen-Oost, 79, of Plano, Texas, said Biden has demonstrated leadership and empathy through the pandemic. “This man has heart,” she said. “He’s compassionate, and the country needs that right now.” The poll was taken this week and reports a margin of error for all respondents of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

Think about that for a moment…..Dems losing support and the GOP is gaining…a party that belongs to Trump and his minions…..does it concern you yet?

I will keep my readers updated as often as I can….and I will make my thoughts known on the Dem side of the equation.

All in all I weep for my country….all I have left is knowing that I am old and will not be around to see the final demise of a once great country.

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War Of Moron Aggression

(I love the title and wish I could say it was mine but it originated with Klaus Marre)

I live in the South and when I was young I wish caught all about the War of Northern Aggression (American Civil War) or as it must lovingly known as the “The Lost Cause”….a romanticized version of the defense of slavery.

The winds of this aggression started way back….but blew a bit harder with the 1980 election of Reagan.

We are observing the Day of Infamy (the new one) 06 January…the day America went to war with it self.

This war of words (for now) is the opening salvo of moron aggression…..

With the political rifts of the past having grown into chasms, and one party more or less openly supporting a coup, there is increasing speculation that a second US civil war may break out. That’s complete nonsense, of course… because Civil War II is already underway. 

Unlike the original Civil War, there is no telling when this one began. In fact, most people — including many of the combatants — are unaware that it has already started. 

That is because it is not being fought on battlegrounds like Gettysburg, Antietam, or Bull Run, but in virtual arenas like Fox News, Facebook, and fringe message boards. The weapons of choice in these battles are not rifles, bayonets, and cannons, but rather lies, misinformation, and demagoguery.

As a result, the modern-day war profiteers are social media companies that are getting rich off this conflict. And, while they are making a killing, their users are doing the dying.

Instead of pitting the North against the South, this civil war is all about tribes (although, in truth, the geographical divisions between the different tribes match those of 1860s America pretty closely).

And, depending on which tribe is winning in a respective state, we might as well be talking about adversarial nations, because their ideologies are that far apart.

In fact, the differences in governance between California and Texas today are probably greater than those between New Hampshire and Tennessee in the 1860s. Back then, the primary disagreement between them was whether it’s OK to buy and sell human beings and hold them like cattle. Granted, that’s a biggie, but, apart from that, the average person in Manchester, NH, probably felt pretty similar about things as the average person in Manchester, TN.

The War of Moron Aggression

This post will most likely fall on blind eyes….or worse no one gives a shit as long as their flavored drinks keep coming….how sad is that?

Just once a ray of sunshine would be nice….I thought we might have that with the more progressive members that were just elected in 2020….but that ray was quickly snuffed out by the political hacks that are permanent members of Congress….and sadly it will only get worse in 2022 and then onto 2024.

We should never forget least the moron aggression will grow.

The courts are trying the offenders but in my opinion they are not being held accountable….the punishment should be much harsher and the penalties much steeper.

But what the Hell the new episode of Euphoria is out.

How pathetic is that?

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Closing Thought–08Nov21

For decades now the GOP has been assaulting our educational system….trying desperately to curb the move to a more educated country…..the latest is in response to their lie about the Critical Race Theory….which by the way is taught as an elective in college….there is NO required subject along these lines.

According to the GOP parent’s are losing their rights……

One of the most dominant features of the modern Republican Party is its love for creating moral panic over things that either (1) aren’t actually happening or (2) are positive developments but ones that conservatives insist will lead to the downfall of society. Whether it’s immigrants supposedly taking Americans’ jobs or paid parental leave turning fathers into “doting dad[s],” the GOP has a long history of shamelessly trying to convince people that something very sinister is transpiring, and only Republicans can save them.

At the moment, the cause célèbre is the idea that liberals have stripped parents of a say in their children’s education, leading to terrible outcomes like kids being required to wear masks in the middle of a pandemic, curricula that includes accurate facts about America’s racist past and present, and—and you may want to sit down for this because it’s extremely alarming—the leaders of tomorrow being taught that the Holocaust did actually occur.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/11/republicans-parents-bill-of-rights

Just another wedge issue to avoid having any actually ideas or policies fr the voters…..all lies and yet it works perfectly on the voter…..how sad is that?

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Will 2022 Be A Bad Year?

If you are a Dem candidate in a Red State then your chances are slim.

Some say that 2022 will be a disastrous election for the GOP (I do not agree….will explain later)……and I think that the governor’s election in Virginia is a precursor…..

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin were locked in a tight race for Virginia governor Tuesday night, the most closely watched contest in an off-year election that could prove a referendum on President Biden’s first year in office. The Washington Post and the AP called the race for Youngkin early Wednesday. Our previous rundown follows:

  • The Biden lens: The initial results are a stark departure from 12 months ago, when Biden captured the state by 10 points. A loss in a state that has trended toward Democrats for more than a decade would deepen the sense of alarm inside the party heading into next year’s midterm elections, when control of Congress is at stake. But the AP reports Biden expressed optimism going into the evening while acknowledging that “the off-year is always unpredictable.”
  • Inside the campaign: The bruising campaign centered on issues including Youngkin’s ties to former President Trump, abortion rights and culture war battles over schools. Youngkin, a former business executive, has never held public office. Voters saw the economy as the top issue, followed by the coronavirus pandemic, according to AP VoteCast, a survey of statewide voters.

(This Dem defeat also tells me that they voter is sick of Clintonian candidates)

This election means little to the average voter at this time….but it is never too early for us to start paying attention to the trends that are developing in our nation that will most likely influence the election results in 2022….

The site FiveThirtyEight looks at all the stats collected and has a pretty good track record at predicting elections outcome….but 2022 is a horse of a different color…..

… control of the House and Senate will once again be at stake in the November 2022 midterm elections, and one of the best tools we have for predicting those election results is polling of the generic congressional ballot. The generic congressional ballot question typically asks respondents which party they intend to vote for in the upcoming congressional election, without naming specific candidates1 — allowing the question to be asked nationally to gauge the overall political environment. And for several years now, we at FiveThirtyEight have been collecting these polls and calculating a weighted average for them, and we’re excited today to publish our generic ballot average for the 2022 election cycle

Our Best Tool For Predicting Midterm Elections Doesn’t Show A Republican Wave — But History Is On The GOP’s Side

Voter rights will most likely be a major issue during the election…..and those white people that worship at the alter of the GOP insanity it will raise them (candidates) up…..

A jaw-dropping majority of White Republicans say the country has done enough to ensure that Black Americans are treated equally.

In an extensive Axios-Ipsos poll timed for the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, respondents were asked to choose between two statements: “Our country needs to continue making changes to give Black Americans equal rights with white Americans,” and “Our country has made the changes needed to give Black Americans equal rights with white Americans.”

Overall, 59 percent said that the country needs to continue making changes, versus 39 percent who said we’ve done enough. There were significant racial divides on the question, with 48 percent of whites saying we’ve done enough — still a minority — while 92 percent of Black respondents said the country needs to continue changing.

But an even more stark partisan racial divide exists, with a whopping 79 percent of white Republicans saying America has done enough to ensure equality, versus only 12 percent of white Democrats who said the same.

Respondents were also asked if they agree with the statement “America is not a racist country,” and white Republicans were twelve times more likely than white Democrats to agree. In fact, more than twice as many Black respondents — 9 percent — agreed that America is not a racist country than the 4 percent of white Democrats who said this.

Jaw-Dropping Number of White Republicans Say We’ve Done Enough to Ensure Equal Rights for Black Americans in New Poll

An even scarier poll umber is the Repubs believe BS……

Fifteen percent of Americans agree with the central false tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory: that the government and other entities are controlled by Satan-worshipping pedophiles running a child sex trafficking ring, according to a new poll.

Among Republicans the survey, released Wednesday by the Public Religion Research Institute, found that 23 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that “the government, media and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/555699-15-percent-of-americans-believe-central-qanon-theory-poll

How disturbing is that?

Could this election splinter the GOP?

A splintering of the Republican Party has long been speculated, and while it’s hard to know whether this is, in fact, a turning point or an isolated incident that will soon recede from the headlines, these four scenarios are possible.

But will it?

Then there are the Dems…….

Dem candidates have a massive hill to climb on this issue with conserv white people….the Dems are the ones that will have a bad year election in 2022.

Why?

Regardless that they had two majorities in Congress they limped through 2021 with some archaic dead political belief in bi-partisanship…and that is what we get when Centrists control the party.

Instead of pushing through their agenda they wasted time and energy trying to sweet talk a bunch of do-nothing Repubs to seeing policy their way….was never gonna happen in a Trump-centric party yet they wasted  months that progress could have been made.

I think the GOP will have a good election in 2022….and the country will suffer further degradation.

Why?

I think that misinformation and social media will play a huge roll in the 2022 election….and that smells bad for Dems.

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Closing Thought–27Oct21

Do you still need proof that the GOP is down a rabbit hole?

Then this ought to put the question to bed.

Wisconsin is a hot bed to stupid…and now it gets even more stupid and pathetic…..

A GOP gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin is calling on Republicans to “hire mercenaries” to engage in “ballot harvesting” to win 2022 elections.

Rebecca Kleefisch, who served as lieutenant governor for eight years and is vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers next year, made the comments on Saturday during a speech to Republicans in Door County, according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The newspaper reported that Kleefisch “said the methods she needs to use to win bother her so much she will need to wash herself with steel wool.”

“If her campaign strategy works, she said she would quickly sign legislation overhauling how elections are conducted,” according to Journal Sentinel.

“We execute with excellence, we will beat them at their own game. And the next morning, we all wake up, take a shower with steel wool, and then, after swearing in in January … (the Legislature) is going to pass all these bills again, and then I’m going to sign them all. And we will never do elections like that again, but this is how we win,” Kleefisch said.

“If you are recording, I don’t want you to put this part online to share with Democrats, OK? It is about election strategy,” she added. “What I’m about to say may feel ugly to you guys.”

According to the newspaper, Kleefisch then talked about “ballot harvesting” and hiring “mercenaries.”

https://www.rawstory.com/rebecca-kleefisch/

I wish I could say that these statements are shocking….but these days the GOP  candidates just try to out stupid each other daily.

Anybody that buys into this insanity and votes for any of these d/bags then I question their mental capabilities.

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Who’s The ‘Socialist’ Now?

Closing Thought–26Oct21

How many years have we had to endure the lies and manure spread by the GOP about those damn socialists?

Well for at least the 50 years that I have been writing about our f*cked up politics.

Looks like the worm  is turning (as they say)….

The GOP is trying desperately to convince the working class that they are the way forward…well at least for the next couple of elections….

Republican candidates running for president often start by declaring that the economy under a Democratic president is in horrible shape — a veritable “carnage” as Donald Trump put it — even though it wasn’t, and with supreme confidence declare that only they have the vision to right the ship.

Their vision — or delusion — is that cutting regulations and taxes is the key to stimulating growth. Unfortunately, the only ones who get “stimulated” are the rich who see the biggest gains from tax cuts.

I have previously shown how tax cuts have not helped the working class. Take a look at this graph. The bottom 50 percent of workers did not see any income gains during the 1980s from Ronald Reagan’s huge tax cuts enacted in 1981.

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/08/21/republicans-who-are-the-socialists-now-column/

It is a smoke screen to help their corporate owners get much ‘benefits’ from the government.

Sorry sports fans but the solutions to our domestic problems whether it is poverty, hunger or homelessness will not be solved by corporate America….the real ruling party in this country.

And these problems will not be solved by Congress either….their ineffective governance is a by-product of their corporate ownership.

There are solutions but few want to think about….

Liberals and progressives would do well to understand that while class is not everything – far from it, as I shall argue below – there are still no real or lasting solutions to problems that rightly agitate them under capitalism and bourgeois democracy, that is, under the de facto material dictatorship of the capitalist class and its mode of production. Take the giant American problem of racial inequality and oppression. Does it have a certain real life of its own, one that should not simply be reduced to class in economistic ways? Sure. Of course. Go to any major US city and observe how residence and employment and the lack of both are apportioned and spaced by race. Look at the long and continuing legacies of Black chattel slavery and its ugly stepchild Jim Crow: the de facto racial apartheid, separate and unequal settlement, schooling, and investment patterns that are endemic across the United States along with racially disparate mass incarceration and felony marking and numerous other and interrelated practices and policies wired to produce savagely disparate outcomes by race. Look at the dogged denial of race and systemic white racism’s continuing central relevance in American life on the part of millions of right-wing white Amerikaners, whose politics are shaped at their core by absurd narratives of white victimization and a fear of white demographic encirclement. Race has a terrible space and life of its own in the US. Race matters. It matters a lot.

No Solutions Under Capitalism: Revolution is Required

Dems have a limo dick approach….they wait for the GOP to attack and then they get outraged and counter attack…..but their attack is a haphazard attempt to look engaged….they are not.

The GOP plays the long game on their issues and Dems sleep through their time and react when it is way too late….and there is you main problem….Dems are just as owned by corporations as the GOP….they have NO interest in bucking their donors and owners.

Dems are the biggest problems of our society…..

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