How hard is it to emigrate to Soviet UKia, btw? At least your politicians realize that there are trade-offs that have to be made in order to get things done.
(We can strip mine the rest later.)
Otherwise, hide in a truck.---
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This Dem vs. Rep "MY TEAM IS BETTER THAN YOURS" shit has got to stop and I think this election is as about that as it is about jobs/healthcare/economy.
Because the GOP really hasn't done anything better in the past two years.
Now we can disagree that the Tea Party is the answer (although, up there in Massachusetts you a least have the hottest male candidate).
Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing a few Tea Party candidates win today, just to have that dynamic.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)
Because there is too much power/money involved in keeping it going. Whole television networks are now based upon it. Websites rack up pageview after pageview shilling it. Books are written and sold on it, pundits get six figure paychecks to speak to auditoriums about it, newspaper and magazines sell copies meta-discussing it.
No one wants it to change. We just want something to get all riled up and pissed off about, in a way that is easy to digest, and non-threatening to our already held beliefs. Tricking ourselves into thinking we're active in politics; that we have an understanding of things that others lack. "The world would be perfect if only we were given carte blanche, it's Those Evil Others that prevent this from happening". It's nothing more than a placebo. Two Minutes of Hate is real, it just took on a less obvious, more pleasing form.
i also expect them to pass a ruinous budget that contains huge tax cuts and attempts to slash and burn the welfare state, which obama will veto, setting up a crisis next fall.If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
Probably foolish, since it's such a common handle, I know.--top hat--
To be viable in the long term, a third party needs to be coherent, and have broad appeal. I think the Tea Party has the latter, by preying on people's dissatisfaction with the present, and fear for the future -- but it doesn't come close to coherence. Without it, it will fly apart.
Either that, or some demagogue will ride it to power, ban flag-burning, and impose fines for non-attendance at Church. Welcome back, Middle Ages!---
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That is not broad appeal.
Even Fox claimed only 29% of Americans are "connected with" the Tea Party - and those words are significant, because what they actually based that number on is counting every single poll respondent who claimed to be related to, friends with, or a coworker of someone they identified as a Tea Party member.
At that point, you're playing six degrees of Kevin Bacon and losing badly.
DOWN WITH GOVERNOR GOODHAIR!
Didn't our colonial cousins once throw a Tea Party about that? You should look into it, perhaps.
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