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DCup

Honestly, does no one in power see how this will eventually ruin us? I guess the money and power is so blinding, they really can't see it. Shit.

gmb

DCup: If we had a real media it would not have come to this. Matt Taibbi is one of the few political writers worth a damn, but how many people even know that he exists? the thing is that if McCain wins, we know what we are getting--it ain't good, but we know what to expect. With Obama? Sure, some decent legislation will be passed, but it's going to be baby steps, small measures that put a bandaid on a mortal wound. Maybe McCain winning would be best. Let the rabble who support him see what happens when a republican tries to fix a mess made by another republican. Mind you, the democrats are going to have more solid majorities in both houses after November (I think that is a given), so maybe, just maybe they will finally act like an opposition party. If they don't, they show their hand to their base. Maybe that's not a bad thing. Most people aren't mad enough at the right people. GMB

Spartacus

"Most people aren't mad enough at the right people."

I hate to say this, gmb, but I don't know too many people who get angry over politics anymore. It's more resigned if you ask me.

gmb

Spartacus: I'm in what I think is a healthy place--I am still outraged, but I'm not emotionally invested in the race. Once you take the emotion out of it, well things just seem so much clearer. And while I am detached from the actual race, I am not resigned. I don't know what you call this, but it seems right....well for me, anyway. I feel like things aren't beyond repair....yet. There's that, no? GMB

Spartacus

There is...but it's an emotional space (or the lack thereof) that I'm at a loss to define. There's so much shit to angry over, and we've been in this state for nearly 8 years, that eventually you become numbed by the "normalcy" of it. I agree...things are not beyond repair, but it's like stoking the coals of a once raging fire.

gmb

Spartacus: I told a friend that what I was going to focus on is financial security for me, my family and friends. Not at the expense of paying attention and being a participant in the process (rather than a spectator), but I'm just over this election. Obama would be better than McCain because he's not McCain, but my sense is that he isn't going to make the kind of decisions that need to be made. Baby steps won't do it. As a result, I remain committed to being informed, but I can't be emotionally involved. It's working for me now. Hope that continues. And yes, I can still be outraged, but without becoming emotionally spent. GMB

jo6pac

Yep not mad, it's just business as usual. Until money is removed from elections this will be how it's. Sad but since corp has citizen rights we lose.
jo6pac

gmb

You got that right, jo6pac. I understand that many politicians--dems and reps--hate raising money and would like to have publicly funded elections. Problem is that the Schumers and Hoyers of the world get value by being able to shake the money tree. We have to do something and fast. Then again, if people finally get righteously pissed off, the revolution should take care of things, no? GMB

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