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The more with which time passes, the more one sees how some things always stay the same.

This is something unrealized by youth… I certainly couldn’t see it, though many elderly tried to project their insight into me.. I simply lacked enough background to understand.

But seeing the return of things you fought to vanquish and were once successful, as well as expanding ones knowledge-base across many cultures, times, and distances, one tends to see a larger pattern in effect that probably is conducive to our survival…

Here is how it relates to conservatives and liberals, democracy and our ultimate survival…. .

No matter who you are, when you are, or where you are, if you are comfortable in your position, you tend to lean towards conservatism… Why wouldn’t you?  It’s what enabled you to get and keep what you have… On the other hand, when you have nothing but dreams listed as your assets, you’ll insist on change, or newness, or something better than what you have.. Why shouldn’t you?  Who would want to stay in the same decrepit conditions one finds themselves when they don’t have to?

And so democracy is simply a mechanism that allows for the ebb and flow of fortunes to change policy so parity is maintained for the most part…

When a majority of people are doing better than those who are not, then keeping what is working now is best for that society as a whole.  On the other hand if it it not working, then changing ones course is better for that society.  That makes so much sense, does it not?

So being a liberal in a time of economic well being is, how should we say politely, being “very forward thinking”?… Likewise being a conservative in a time of turmoil, could be rather dangerous, being so outnumbered so… you better hope you are “well liked”….

It is rare that events outside the human experience impact us on a large scale. Most of what affects us drastically (wars, Depressions, power grabs) usually comes from mankind’s own doing:… acts where we consciously chose to go a certain route, and more or less, damned all the torpedoes that got in the way.

Today we are in a bru-ha-ha of our own making…. Most of it directly came from our choosing to go towards giving the top 1% all of our money and keeping less for ourselves… It was a conscious decision on our parts.  We elected enough Republicans to allow them to do what they told us they would do.  It was no secret. We made a bad decision.

The experiment failed.  They kept all the money and none trickled down, at least here within our borders… Our wealth actually built up China, which is great for them, but that hasn’t helped us much.

When one finds out one is losing something important, one hangs onto it harder… Which means someone has to try harder to take it away, right?… This gives insight into the harshness and lack of decorum in politics today… The ugliness we see today in Conservatives, and the hard clenching tenacity we see in Liberals, we’ve seen before in this country.  We had it in the 1820’s between the old guard wealth of the Eastern Seaboard, and the wide individualistic wealth newly available across our national heartland.  We saw it in the 1850’s as slavery hit the hot button and both sides became bitterly entrenched as support for slavery evaporated into a cauldron of gunpowder.  It only took one spark.  We saw it in the 1890’s as the capitalists grabbed up more and more companies, crushed workers rights, and the workers in cities became less and less empowered. Finally Republican Progressivism broke out of the chokehold. Then WWI flipped the scales back to big business and an investment boom followed by a Great Depression again created the necessary environment for another total sweep of old for new.  That “new” lasted 60 years until it succumbed to having been so successful so that so many numbers who had previously benefited from liberal policies switched allegiances to keep their assets to themselves… And that leads to today, where our individualistic efforts to improve ourselves simply were not enough to balance ourselves comfortably against wealth and power and we are again looking at more government interaction…

So rawness and candor have always been part of politics.  Always will be. Some things never change. (Some of us love it, btw.)

So what is happening today is that the post Republican Depression economy has made mockery out of those “traditional” Republican values and the only thing they have to hold on to power right now, is their appeal to the prejudiced.  Against this direct solicitation, Progressives continue to offer a new vision of hope to millennials, or the return to the old vision of what actually worked well for 60 years to those still alive who actually lived it.

The conservatives count the votes and know their time is numbered.  Population trends have pointed this out for many years. Which readily explains why they focus on ways and methods to limit large numbers of those voting, and have vacated all plans to appeal to new members… No surprise here.

In this election conservative policy has been reduced to stem complete annihilation of their party… For whereas they have failed over the past 16 years, Progressives have succeed across that same time. By going hog-wild on bigotry, they are using the only tactic with which they know how to keep some members in their party from flipping…

Bigotry is a “thing” unfortunately… And right now…. it is the only “thing” Republicans have to garner one single vote this November…  Unless of course, it is ….. “wild hair”…

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Courtesy to Delaware Liberal.

As a parent, this bothers me. It brings up the question as to why he would do it?

Obviously it’s intent is to send a signal. “Like I am master”; “I’m beyond Reproach”; “I am in complete Control”; “My needs trump all Others”.

It also says I don’t care what society thinks; I’m doing exactly what I want.

With today’s technology, were it a misplaced squeeze, it could have easily been reshot and spliced. And with Republican hopes of a Senate victory, you know their top analysts all looked at it before it was sent out?

Puzzling… why was it left in?

Yes, it supports the Republican’s version of family values.. “keeping it in the family” But it also shows a very callous nature on the person playing the role of the father…

What it shows is that in that arrangement, a daughter’s place is to serve the needs of her father, and not what I always thought should occur… a father’s role to grow and nurture his daughter…

When one places this scene in context with his last election, where his Vietnam-ed missing limbed opponent was deemed to be too un-American for Congress… you see a psychologically disturbing trend…

This is one sick man, folks.. This is the last thing Congress needs right now.

You really have to ask… why would anyone do this?

And I won’t even bring up what it does to the daughter who now has to live with this the rest of her life…

Her first college date: “Oh…. so you’re THAT daughter….”

Are Special Interests Playing With Your Vote?

You decide.

Pam Thornberg, Delaware’s special interest diva, has been reinstated to her seat by a recount that remains somewhat suspicious…

What is, is.

But many murky details surround this recount at this time… They must be cleared up quickly..

Questions?

Why were only Republican party officials notified and present at the recount?

Why was the recount actually done in her district, among only her supporters?

What systems were in place to insure that both parties agree the new total was the voters will?

For those who have not heard, the error was not one stemming from the voting machines… It supposedly came from imputing the absentee total into the official count…. The more information that leaks out, the more that excuse borders on the verge of fantasy. Supposedly 80 some Barack Obama absentee votes were given to “Trey” Paradee.

There are a lot of reasons to be suspicious… Mostly it stems from the “Big Picture”…With Pam gone, and in the New General Assembly that voters put together, there are now no water carriers for those special interests that have too much money to throw around, which is a good thing…. They need Pam to roadblock and thwart the much needed relief that a Markell administration and a Democratic mandate to our state government, will provide…

Pam has not supported any legislation for real people.. She has however always pushed Dover Downs agenda upon the General Assembly… She has always pushed Delmarva Power’s interest in raising your rates 60%, and again by trying to stifle Delmarva Power’s competition, Bluewater Wind, from ever getting a foothold… She has always voted against open container law, prohibiting open alcoholic beverages in moving moter vehicles.. She has always tried to dilute and diminish the smoking ban since its conception.. She has always tried to dilute and moderate any penalties levied against corporate polluters who freely dispense carcinogens upon our citizens. She always voted against a tax on alcohol, then voted to slash funding for remedial children…

Because of these, this recount is under a cloud of suspicion…. Because it was handled by friends of friends, of friends, all voters in Delaware have a vested interest in knowing whether this switch was on the up and up… (It’s an 80 vote flip)….. The story is suspicious..The press release sounds like spin… No one should be allowed to buy their way into office, no matter who there friends are…

Most particularly this decision affects the large contingent of the Amish living in her district… Above all, they as hard working citizens need to know whether or not they will be legally represented by someone who blatantly works for those interests which propagate those vices of excessive gambling, excessive smoking, and excessive alcoholic consumption….

Obviously the Amish are upset.

Someone other than the Republican Party of Delaware needs to verify those results…….

A couple of points….

In Tom Brokov’s opening statement when talking to Powell, he said this…:

Whoever’s elected president of the United States, that first day in the Oval Office on January 21st will face this: an American economy that’s in a near paralytic state at this time; we’re at war in two different countries, Afghanistan and Iraq; we have an energy crisis; we have big decisions to make about health care and about global climate change. The president of the United States and the Congress of the United States now have the highest disapproval ratings that we have seen in many years.

A valid argument could be made that most of these were self induced by 1) the Republican party succumbing to neocon madness and 2) by the top echelon of Republican leadership which allowed their party to go out of control.

This same message, that it was the Republicans who aimed a self imposed Cheney shotgun blast to their own face…. was also carried through by Powell himself…

And I’ve also been disappointed, frankly, by some of the approaches that Senator McCain has taken recently, or his campaign ads, on issues that are not really central to the problems that the American people are worried about. This Bill Ayers situation that’s been going on for weeks became something of a central point of the campaign. But Mr. McCain says that he’s a washed-out terrorist. Well, then, why do we keep talking about him? And why do we have these robocalls going on around the country trying to suggest that, because of this very, very limited relationship that Senator Obama has had with Mr. Ayers, somehow, Mr. Obama is tainted. What they’re trying to connect him to is some kind of terrorist feelings. And I think that’s inappropriate.

One specific example of why Republicans should not be entrusted with the keys of this country….

I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, “Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.” Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no, that’s not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, “He’s a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists.” This is not the way we should be doing it in America.

Then a personal story to illustrate his philosophy:

I feel strongly about this particular point because of a picture I saw in a magazine. It was a photo essay about troops who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. And one picture at the tail end of this photo essay was of a mother in Arlington Cemetery, and she had her head on the headstone of her son’s grave. And as the picture focused in, you could see the writing on the headstone. And it gave his awards–Purple Heart, Bronze Star–showed that he died in Iraq, gave his date of birth, date of death. He was 20 years old. And then, at the very top of the headstone, it didn’t have a Christian cross, it didn’t have the Star of David, it had crescent and a star of the Islamic faith. And his name was Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, and he was an American. He was born in New Jersey. He was 14 years old at the time of 9/11, and he waited until he can go serve his country, and he gave his life. Now, we have got to stop polarizing ourself in this way. And John McCain is as nondiscriminatory as anyone I know. But I’m troubled about the fact that, within the party, we have these kinds of expressions.

If you read this and are not be livid at those running the Republican Party, you are one sick dude.

I was hoping some of my Republican friends could shed some light on what has happened within their party…

It is as if they woke up and realized while they were passed out, everyone left their party and didn’t bother waking them when they left… They were there just for the free beer.

I guess they are just discovering that they are losers all along….

You have probably heard the reports echoing up and down the campaign trail.  No matter how the political leaders try to keep their rallies civilized, the people showing up are demanding only blood…. not truth, not forgiveness, none of their esteemed Christian values whatsoever… Like thirsty Romans at a Christian beheading they scream and yell for “no quarters”…..

The Republican party has lost its soul…

They are pathetic.

They are sick.

Just for fun, I thought I would visit Fox News to see how they would try to spin this element of hate into a glorious celebration of the raw spirit that makes America what it is…

I was shocked…

They too, condemned it……. like everyone else….

No I don’t need to tell you, that if Fox News condemns the Republican Party, then Republicans MUST REALLY SUCK.

Don’t waste your time calling me partisan… tell it to Fox News….

McCain is trying to tone down the over-the-top, extremist and bigoted rhetoric coming from his supporters with a simple message “it’s got to be respectful.” It did not go over that well among some of his hardcore Republican base who repeatedly booed the GOP nominee and that message today. It was really a must see.

First of all, I want to be president of the United States and obviously I do not want Senator Obama to be, but I have to tell you. I have to tell you, he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared as president of the United States.” (BOOS)

“He was booed multiple times for calling for respect and at one point had to grab the mic from one supporter who called Obama an Arab and defended him as a “decent family man citizen.”

His first call for civility after being asked for a “real fight” next Wednesday captures it:

17:41:57 And we want to fight, and I will fight but we will be respectful. I admire Senator Obama and his accomplishments. I will respect him (BOOOOOOSSS) and I want—- (BOOS) 17:42:10 I want everyone to be respectful and let make sure we are because that’s the way politics should be conducted. So lets make sure that we are all respectful.

There appears to be one Republican who is maintaining his composure in the midst of this mob frenzy, and that is John McCain himself….

But those wackos in his party… The ones who haven’t a clue…

Can Hube, Burris, Frank Knotts, John Feroce, Shirley, David Anderson, possibly explain to the rest of us what has happen to their party; why it has suddenly lost its mind and is flailing about without any coordination or control?

No way can a Republican be trusted in any position of power….if this is what they are…

So says Fox News.