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Wed Aug 9, 2017, 06:54 AM

And here it is in a nutshell.


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Reply And here it is in a nutshell. (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Aug 2017 OP
FakeNoose Aug 2017 #1
we can do it Aug 2017 #2
Scarsdale Aug 2017 #3
sarge43 Aug 2017 #4
Gabi Hayes Aug 2017 #6
ismnotwasm Aug 2017 #9
madokie Aug 2017 #5
Stellar Aug 2017 #7
tiptonic Aug 2017 #8
MadDAsHell Aug 2017 #10

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 07:23 AM

1. Actually it's a little more than that

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We're closer to nuclear war than we've been in 55 years because a few extremely wealthy Americans will stop at nothing to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

There - fixed it for you.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 07:25 AM

2. Nope. Couldn't have happened with out bigots.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 07:56 AM

3. Plus, the gop

LOVES $$$ even from Russia. Their motto "Show Me The Money" Now they have to live with their orange clown of a mistake running things. If it was not affecting all of us, it would be amusing.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 09:01 AM

4. Trapped in a cage with the monster they created.

Unfortunately, so are the rest of us.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 09:11 AM

6. Read "Democracy in Chains"

 

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/nancy-maclean/

At the center of MacLean’s book is Nobel Prize-winning economist James McGill Buchanan, who died in 2013 at age 93. Largely bankrolled by Charles Koch and other deep-pocketed misanthropic libertarians throughout most of his career from the mid-1950s onward, Buchanan latched onto public choice theory to become its leading promoter. Buchananassumed self-interest primarilymotivated politicians, bureaucrats, union organizers, civil rights activists, and others, MacLean says. He cast public service in a deeply cynical light and denigrated the idea of “we the people” and the common good. Where the common good leads, Buchanan thought, is to an out-of-control government that destroys individual liberty.

The movement’s ultimate goal is capitalism free from government interference, and a government essentially stripped to maintaining law and order and national defense. Its adherents want to privatize most public services, especially public schools and Social Security. They have adopted the language of conservatism, and have successfully hijacked the Republican Party in the process, but they are not conservative in the traditional sense. Most people would not support the movement’s extreme libertarian vision if its adherents didn’t couch it in appeals to a benign personal freedom.

The final prescription of Buchanan’s career was “constitutional revolution”—a rewriting of the rulebook to unleash free-market fundamentalism and prevent majorities of voters from ever being able to effect change. This revolution would turn the Constitution’s checks and balances into locks and bolts, and can be heard in present-day calls by Republican governors and legislators for a convention of the states to amend the Constitution.

“This is a cause that has its own morality, and it’s a morality that is foreign to most of us,” MacLean says. “We need to understand that they truly believe that if people need to die to teach full self-reliance from government, then that’s a price that they’re willing to pay.”

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 09:55 AM

9. Mostly it was bigots and sexists

The wealthy don't have the votes--just the ability to manipulate. People choose to vote republican or third party or "giant meteor". Election have serious consequences

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 09:03 AM

5. I just passed that bit of wisdom right on

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 09:45 AM

7. Well I guess that finally took Russia off the front pages...

I suspect Trump likes that. Killed two birds with one stone.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 09:50 AM

8. Putin

Thankyou mr. putin and your republican lapdogs..

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 08:20 PM

10. Funny but inaccurate. Secretary Clinton actually did worse than President Obama with women.

Sad to say but the loss was less about male voters and more about the fact that the first major party female candidate lost 30% of her own gender.

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