Sunday, January 25, 2004
Despite expressing concern over red ink in the federal budget, every one of the eight hopefuls would worsen the deficit by billions or even trillions of dollars
America as a One-Party State: Flowerless
Liana and Co. at ABCTales discussed recently a quote from a film ... I think someone is being let out from a long spell in mental hosp and they ask their therapist when they will be ready to go to politics and the therapist tells them to get a houseplant and if its still alive after a year to get a pet ... and if the pet is still alive and well after a year then that person can go into a politics ...
America has had periods of single-party dominance before. It happened under FDR's New Deal, in the Republican 1920s and in the early 19th-century "Era of Good Feeling." But if President Bush is re-elected, we will be close to a tipping point of fundamental change in the political system itself. The United States could become a nation in which the dominant party rules for a prolonged period, marginalizes a token opposition and is extremely difficult to dislodge because democracy itself is rigged. This would be unprecedented in U.S. history.
· American hard right seeks total dominion. It's packing the courts and rigging the rules. The target is not the Democrats but democracy itself
[ via Aussie Masters & Commanders]