I can’t believe I have to say this

IMO, the Democratic party is not perfect. I don’t defend everything Barack Obama does. I don’t defend everything that ANY member of the Democratic party does.

Again, IMO, the only perfect candidate is me. IMO.

But the GOP is perfectly evil.

Do away with SS? Check.

Do away with medicare? Check.

Take our retirement accounts? Check.

Take our pensions? Check.

Declare this to be a “christian” nation, in defiance of the constitution and everything that’s holy? Check.

Deny voting rights? Check.

Gawd, the list goes on. Do I really have to?

Fuck the environment? Check.

A woman’s right to a legal medical procedure? Check.

Tax cuts for people making more than $250K/year matter more than middle class tax cuts? Check.

It just goes on and on. The GOP is in full-on assault mode against “us”.

The Democratic party isn’t perfect. Give me a green party or progressive party who can defeat the GOP candidate (who is ALWAYS well-funded by some rich fucker). I’ll vote for them.

But I’ll ALWAYS vote to defeat the GOP.

And I ALWAYS vote.

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Author: Timbuk3

Non-descript politically active male seeks like-minded for purposes of restoring democracy.

69 thoughts on “I can’t believe I have to say this”

  1. If an innocent person was tortured or wrongfully detained, the federal government should be required to pay them a lot of money.

    However we do have the right to seize enemy fighters, and to detain them as POWs until the end of the war.

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  2. “If an innocent person was tortured or wrongfully detained, the federal government should be required to pay them a lot of money.”

    Probably true, not as if we’d ever actually do such a thing.

    “However we do have the right to seize enemy fighters, and to detain them as POWs until the end of the war.”

    We’re at war with a country now? That’s news to me.

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  3. We’re at war with a country now? That’s news to me.

    We’re at war with al-Qaida, and with all who ally with al-Qa’ida.

    Though if Obama keeps causing trouble in Ukraine we might well end up at war with Russia.

    I confess to being at a bit of a loss why this Black Sea naval base is worth having a nuclear war over.

    I can understand Georgia. There’s oil in the Caspian and we need to protect the Georgian pipelines.

    But Ukraine? Why do we care if the Russians have a naval base there?

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  4. Uh, isn’t that like war against povery or war on drugs? What/who is Al Qaida?

    As for the Ukraine, complete agreement. Why are we supporting fascists and subverting democracy for the umpteenth time?

    I’ve been in the Ukraine. Most boring region I’ve visited outside the US mid-west. Fuck’em

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  5. Uh, isn’t that like war against povery or war on drugs?

    No. This is a war against an a specific enemy that is bent on attacking us.

    What/who is Al Qaida?

    Leader:
    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wanted_terrorists/ayman-al-zawahiri
    http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI00601E.shtml

    Leader’s Deputy:
    http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI01701E.shtml

    Security Chief:
    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wanted_terrorists/saif-al-adel
    http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI00101E.shtml

    Intelligence Chief:
    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wanted_terrorists/abdullah-ahmed-abdullah
    http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI01901E.shtml

    Explosives and Chemical Weapons Specialist:
    http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI19605E.shtml

    Why are we supporting fascists and subverting democracy for the umpteenth time?

    It seems to be an attempt to prevent the Russians from using a Ukrainian naval base.

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  6. Gore Vidal:

    “There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt—until recently … and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties”

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  7. Secrecy?

    Now the current misadministration is defending the previous one:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/13/white-house-cia-torture-top-secret-documents-senate

    Christ, at this stage this is reminding me of the Nixon tapes.

    Whatever happened to transparency? And as far as the idea of a “2”-party system is concerned, why not kick the “other” party when it’s down?

    Or has the intelligence community instituted a coup d’etat and the potus is a hostage?

    WTF is going on?

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  8. This is particularly disturbing:

    “For its part, the CIA has accused Senate staffers of conducting potential criminal activity, and the Department of Justice is conducting an investigation into all the claims.”

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  9. The GOP and the DNC are indeed different.

    One has a pachyderm as a symbol, the other a jackass.

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  10. “If voting changed anything, it would be illegal.”
    On a wall in San Francisco

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  11. Perhaps this is a happy interpretation between Timbuk and me?

    http://www.salon.com/2015/07/07/the_dirty_secret_of_american_politics_what_karl_marx_got_right_about_our_twisted_form_of_democracy/?source=newsletter

    “…If you’re a cynic, you’d say that voting is indeed a waste of time, and that every single politician who actually has a chance of getting elected nationally is bought and paid for by the ruling class. If, on the other hand, you’re an idealist, or someone who consumes cable news daily, you might assign great importance to the act of voting, and see only differences between the two parties. Realistically, it’s somewhere in between, though Marx’s words are much more accurate today than some would care to admit.

    First, the differences (and there are many): In todays hyper-partisan political landscape, it does seem much of the time like Democrats and Republicans are living on separate planets. The most obvious divergences come with social issues, like gay marriage, abortion, civil rights, birth control, race relations, etc. These differences have been center stage as of late, with the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage and racial tensions that have followed the tragic massacre in Charleston. These are crucial differences, and anyone who claims that voting is a completely futile act should think about what America would be like if it was run by the likes of Mike Huckabee or Sen.Ted Cruz (R-TX). Other major issues include the environment, which Republicans seem care about as much as BP does, gun control, immigration, and economic inequality (although, barring certain progressives, Democrats do not seem much more eager than Republicans to truly address this issue).

    These are not superficial differences — they matter for many people, and cannot be ignored. However, debate over these issues is also a part of a spectacle that helps many people look past the fact that our government no longer serves the interests of citizens, but the interests of corporations, billionaires, and American hegemony. An American politician who criticizes the American war machine and its imperialist tendencies is a rare breed indeed. Even Bernie Sanders has some hawkish qualities, especially concerning Israel; but to his credit, he voted against the Iraq War and has been outspoken opponent of Middle Eastern imperialism.

    However, the overwhelming majority of people in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans, are proud supporters of global capitalism and the imperialism that goes along with it. And why wouldn’t they be? Money and American politics is like space and time, they just go together. Today, if a brave soul attempts to get elected without courting big corporations or wealthy individuals, there is almost zero chance that they will get elected — and that is exactly how the ruling capitalist class wants it to be. Sure, there are important differences between many Democrats and Republicans; but ultimately, they operate within the same rigged system….”

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  12. Ya gotta laugh:

    Former Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) archivist and Georgetown University professor Carroll Quigley, who is known as being President Bill Clinton’s mentor, wrote in his 1966 book “Tragedy and Hope”—

    “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers.”

    “Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left%E2%80%93right_paradigm

    The wiki article should open some eyes. Especially this section (False left–right paradigm political theory):

    “The “false left–right paradigm” is the political theory that members of opposing political parties such as Republican and Democrat deceptively share common interests and goals, as a one body ruling authority over the masses. The two parties act to create divisiveness and influence the general population while keeping control of the political spectrum. The false left–right paradigm political theory is closely related to theory of Inverted totalitarianism and Managed Democracy.

    The false left–right paradigm theorizes that opposing political groups use their influence over the establishment media to dramatize party warfare distraction, in grand performances of bureaucratic rivalry meant to propagandize and divide the populace. Psychological deception is coordinated on all levels of politics and fed through controlled media outlets to divert attention away from the ruling class’s hidden agendas. By drawing attention to differences between two political systems, ideologies, races, and classes, the political groups obscure and divide unity among the masses. The tactic creates confusion and frustration among the population, enabling the global elite to increase and consolidate their wealth and power through maintaining an illusion of a two-party system of checks and balances.”

    Nice to see that I wasn’t unique in identifying this perceived phenomenon.

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  13. They are the same. Exactly the same.

    I think what we have here is two political parties, seems to be the only two parties that USApeople are allowed to support in any real manner, which are totally broken. Somehow the parties, both of those horrible (!!!!) parties, have taken the power to influence the world and their own country, from The People. That was wrong. What we have is a silent revolution to get the power back to The People. Or that is what is hoped with this last election.

    No one would go to sHillary campaign speeches. That leads me to believe that there was serious voter fraud, one of which was massive vote switching in Penn, where a push on the Trump box would go to sHillary. There are several videos of it, different hands, and different poll places. I think Trump really won the popular vote but it would be hard to tell until we improved the nature of voting. The electronic voting machines have reduced democracy to mere rubble at the feet of political power-mongering.

    So what we have or had are two political parties that had no interest in what their members wanted. The agenda of the parties are determined outside the membership by the influence of powerful bipartisan people There was a cabal inside each of the parties that controlled the party, which should still be in the hands of The People of this country.

    I think Trump is keeping his enemies very close and under control, excepting Carson and a few that helped him get to the Oval Office. Trump is pulling this power cabal out of their normal power-mongering functioning and into his Administration, to keep a closer eye on them, to use blackmail, if necessary (because you know they certainly do) and to eventaully disgrace them, if he deems it deserved. There will be spies everywhere in DC, in menial government positions that bear witness to what is going on, spies who report back to Trump, or someone next to him. I am sure these spies’ reports will be taken seriously.

    As his family not living in the White House, if indeed it is true, is a good move, to better protect them and to reduce leverage on Trump.

    Ok, So we have had a globalist cabal who have been in the White House since Bush the Smarter. We are poorer because of it. And that cuts into leisure time and money. For those who supply the sites for our leisure activities, why they are just losing so much money. There comes a point where the leisure providers, now pretty much in legitimate businesses, can’t take it anymore, as they see their wealth fall, because everyone else’s wealth has fallen. So this election, they took a piece of the action on the political scene. Honestly, I believe we are to see more personal wealth come our way. If it does, just remember to give one small bit to the gods at your local casino.

    (These are not ideas I personally came up with, they are not mine so I do not take credit for them. I say thanks, Joe. But they feel so right, so accurate).

    Oh I forgot to add, this summer I met one of McCain’s right hand men. He never said much. It took an act of Congress to even get his last name. And yes, i googled him. He is real. Anyway, it was more important to me what we told him. Sis, the younger one, said that Arizona is not fond of McCain, that he does not represent Arizona anymore. I told him, looking him straight in the eyes, ” There is a silent revolution going on in this country!”. That is all I said regrading his profession.

    Also, I seriously doubt we see much more of the bubble economy of the globalist cabal.

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  14. Though if Obama keeps causing trouble in Ukraine we might well end up at war with Russia.

    I confess to being at a bit of a loss why this Black Sea naval base is worth having a nuclear war over.

    I can understand Georgia. There’s oil in the Caspian and we need to protect the Georgian pipelines.

    But Ukraine? Why do we care if the Russians have a naval base there?

    Interesting how my view of the situation in Ukraine has changed over the years.

    Once it became clear that Putin intends to invade the EU, Ukraine became a convenient swamp to keep the Russian military bogged down in for decades.

    I wonder what happened to the plans to extend the Georgian pipelines to all that Kazakh oil. It’s been years since I’ve heard anything about them.

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