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Wed Feb 3, 2016, 01:46 PM

 

American Exceptionalism is an Issue in this Election

H. Clinton is described as “tough”. The use of the word tough IMO in this case means tough on the rest of the world with pushing American Exceptionalism.

But just how “exceptional” are we?

We have 50,000,000 Americans living in poverty.

We have 16,000,000 of our children living in poverty and another 16,000,000 living in low income homes.

We have the poorest health care for our 99% (best in the world for the 1%) in modern world.

We have the widest spread between the haves and have-nots in the modern world. 20 families own wealth equal to 50% of Americans.

While millions of our children go to bed hungry we spend over 50% of our budget on war machines.

We have by far more people incarcerated that any other country. Conservative are making millions via Prisons For Profit.

We have militarized local police killing innocent AA males across the country.

We invaded Iraq for profits for the 1%. And we brought back torture. We still have innocent people locked up in Gitmo.

Our government, in 2008, allowed the big banks and financial gambling houses to loot $5 trillion dollars from the 99% without a whimper. They did nothing to prevent it before it happened and are doing nothing to prevent it happening again.

The Progressive Wing of the Democratic Party incl Sen Sanders are fighting for change to this corrupt culture while the Conservative Wing is fighting to continue the corrupt culture brought to us by the Wealthy Oligarchy.

Whose side are you on?

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rhett o rick Feb 2016 OP
el_bryanto Feb 2016 #1
rhett o rick Feb 2016 #4
VulgarPoet Feb 2016 #2
Va Lefty Feb 2016 #3
rhett o rick Feb 2016 #7
WillyT Feb 2016 #5
rhett o rick Feb 2016 #6

Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 01:48 PM

1. Boy I hope you are wrong. I mean I agree that all the sub issues are important

But talking about American Exceptionalism is not something that Democrats are very good at; they either cave and agree to it, or they sound like they don't like America too much.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 01:59 PM

4. Thanks for bringing that up. There are two very distinct Wings to the Democratic Party.

 

Typical of conservatism the Conservative Wing promotes American Exceptionalism to fool themselves into actually believing it and justify pushing the rest of the world around. Power and Profits are their motivation.

The Progressive Wing recognizes that we need to do a lot of work before we can justify our being Clinton "tough" on the rest of the world.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 01:49 PM

2. I'm on the side trying to remove the corporations from the process.

Because I'll be damned if my life is thrown away not on defending the Constitution, but to make a profit off leaving a power vacuum. The fact of the matter is that whether Clinton, Cruz, Rubio, or Trump, our servicemen and women are likely going RIGHT BACK to the sand pit. I'm not catching a bullet for their profiteering natures. Because that is not "defense of the Constitution". That is making a buck off the less fortunate-- which is EXACTLY what the 1% has been doing to Americans in the first place.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 01:56 PM

3. Unfortunately you do not win elections in this country by telling the truth

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 04:47 PM

7. Agree it's going to be tough but we will succeed. nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 02:28 PM

5. K & R !!! - Hey rhett... Did You Catch THIS:

 

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Response to WillyT (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 02:55 PM

6. Absolutely. Great post. nm

 

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