QUOTE(twistnshout @ Nov 3 2007, 08:45 PM)
Potter tried to divide working people--exactly what dimenno's brand of ny times al gore/al sharpton liberalism does every single day.
I'm sorry, t&s, I hate to be rude and like that, but...are you on crack?
Last time I checked, the Democrats were a lot more like George Bailey than Old Man Potter.
Democrats are for strong unions. Democrats have been lobbying for some form of guaranteed health care.
Democrats blocked attempts to privitize social security.
The Republicans are the ones who are exacerbating the class divide, in countless ways.
By sending your beloved working class to war.
By indulging in the kind of rhetoric designed to keep people frightened and ignorant of what's really going on.
By kowtowing to radical lobbying groups such as the Dobson-ite fundamentalists and the NRA.
And worst of all, by selling this fucking country down to river to corporate creeps of the variety that would make Satan himself involuntarily cringe.
I don't read newspapers. I don't listen to ranting righteous radio talk-show bloviators. I don't watch pathetically skewed TV news coverage of any sort. To keep informed, I go to the same stuff that reporters and pundits and anchormen do. I regularly read political magazines in a spectrum from The American Conservative, the American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, National Review, and The American Enterprise, all the way to The New Republic, Harpers, The Atlantic, The Washington Monthly, In These Times, The Nation, and Z.
So don't try to brand me, my friend. I don't march to the sort of lockstep you'd like to fancy I do.