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Joe Bageant

Hitherto, I'd missed him. Try this one.

Pretty nifty. Sounds like this guy and Nouriel Roubini should get together and tie one on.

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amberglow's picture
Submitted by amberglow on

"not a political entity but, in essence a product, an ornament that made his supporters feel better about themselves."

(and we're so f*cked--in every way)

Submitted by lambert on

Damn! I think I missed Bill Richardson!

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

Submitted by lambert on

Much simpler. It's just like a big caucus.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by bringiton on

why do you think they needed a poll to settle that? Has there been an "open" vote for VP since Truman?

Submitted by lambert on

Sorry to have become infected with cynicism. The teebee does that to me. I guess the acclamation thing reminds me of a laugh track.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by amberglow on

up against each other--one much more established, and one new.

who wins? the McDonalds or the Burger King?

the Coke or the Pepsi?

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

They don't ever seem to post often enough.

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Submitted by herb the verb on

even your poor, huddled masses, yearning to be free. Therefore, there are no longer any "class" divisions in America.

That was one of the most illuminating essays I've yet read on the dynamics of this election. So when I asked this question Wanted: a soul for a political party I didn't realize that the question had already been answered.

"The use of the word "class" will end any political career in America. That truth violates the primary narrative that our elite use to justify their legitimacy, which is the supposed meritocratic nature of America society. While the post political constituencies have absolutely no interest in class, whose very acknowledgment are the bases of all real politics and whose acknowledgement would only lead to an existential crisis in its ranks. In the post political period the only differences allowed can be in style and modes of consumption."

If this be reality, then it truly does NOT matter very much who is elected president (ok, maybe 2% less war casualties with Obama, maybe...., but war is necessary to keeping iPod prices down within our new imperialist Tom Friedmanesque the world-is-flat global economy). Both Obama and McCain have a right-leaning economic stance (free markets, give corporations every opportunity to rape us), and a live-and-let-live social stance (with token deference paid to the dominant christianist culture, but not any more deference than the average joe who goes along with the family to church every week because, y'know, it's just easier that way....).

Check, more info for November decision making.

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