The Democrats Heist Movie

Democrats are greedy bastards.

To be frankly honest, they couldn't give a shit about the poor, minorities, or anything else, it's all about the MONEY that those groups can give. As those groups have gotten poorer and poorer, the amount of money that they can squeeze out of their traditional groups has gotten smaller and smaller.

As a result, they've hit on an old movie criminal plan. This is a plan that quite frankly works extremely well, provided you have no morals and your allies do. It's game theory, taken to its logical conclusion, and if you can make it LEGAL (Which they have, I point out) there's no repercussions for your actions.

In the criminal version, the plan goes like this. You plan a crime, and get as many people that you can to buy in and spread the costs around. Then, you don't inform the members that there's a high likelihood they'll DIE on the job. Then, you ensure that as many members die during the job as possible, using them to cover your own success.

Net Result: Successful heist, and Ideally, ONE share at the end with minimal cost.

The Democrats have been raising More and more money... as they lose elections. Yes, the Net result is down, but the individual take is far greater. Wait, what's that? Individual Democrats aren't making enough money? You have to help them and volunteer because they're outspent by corporate Republicans?

Well, see here's the thing. The corporations are catching on, and just cutting out the middle man. All their donations go to the ringleaders. Then of course the ringleaders claim there's just no money... that they're flat broke... that they can't possibly help the little guys who are up against the enemy... you get the idea.

If it was a heist movie, honestly, I'd be screaming that people should see the fucking twists coming after the 9th Sequel. Perhaps it's just my ridiculous anti-conspiracy theory.

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earthling1's picture

The Democrats used to get most of their donations from the working class and the poor.
As they get poorer and poorer, the Dems get less money from them, and more money from rich donors.
Which makes the working class and poor, well poorer.
Eventually, all their money will come from the only people who have any, the rich.
Are we there yet?

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detroitmechworks's picture

@earthling1 And now the Dems are busy throwing their former "Partners" into the line of fire as they scurry towards the getaway car.

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ggersh's picture

the dimocrats might just figure out they
aren't required anymore to be a part of
this game.

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The US markets will be closed tomorrow in honor of George H. W. Bush.

We should have a memorial day for the truth, which we have allowed to be led down the blind alley of our willful delusions, and strangled.

Lord have mercy on us.

detroitmechworks's picture

@ggersh But then I remember that Police Academy got 6 Sequels, a series, and an Animated Series.

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gulfgal98's picture

It tends to be the same blue dogs over and over doing this kind of crap.

#What Resistance indeed!

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

detroitmechworks's picture

@gulfgal98 Nobody has ALL the evil actions, like the Rethugs, so you have to vote for the lesser of two evils...

Had a rant to my kids about this last night. My daughter is a teen, and a popular game is the old "Would You Rather?" where the choice is between two equally unpleasant choices, and you must choose one and explain way. Supposedly it's a fun party game.

So she asked me a ridiculous one. And I explained at length about the trap of binary thinking.

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@detroitmechworks Over and over the excuse is that most democrats did in fact vote the wrong way. And over and over again, normal people lose out.

The choices are becoming apparent to a lot of people:

Eat shit and die.
or
Eat shit and die.

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@detroitmechworks

but that wouldn't push the binary two-bad-option conditioning.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

Wink's picture

real Resistance, of course.
@gulfgal98
The pussy hat march was mostly about Hillary and how she was done wrong, and that was as close as we ever got to "resistance." A week or so later it was business as usual, The Establishment already co-opting "the resistance."

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-1.9) All about building progressive media.

Yah, remember Clooney's defense of his big money fund raising for Hillary. Hillary needed big money to fight big money. And that money was going to fund down ballot candidates.

Well, the big money part was right, but it was exposed that all the money not directly going to Hillary was going to state parties, which were funneled back to the DNC which then went to Hillary.

End result: My George Clooney First Rule of Democrat Party Fund Raising: You need big money to fight big money, while personally making big money.

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@MrWebster They somehow think that their drops in the bucket will make a HUGE difference if everybody does what they do. Never minding the fact that their lifestyle requires so many subsidies that it would make the average accountant's Head swim. The ones who are worth a damn are fighting for their fellow actors who are getting screwed royally by the corporations, rather than trying to change the lifestyle of America at large.

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Money + Speech = democrats...... who love to hear themselves drone on and on, and never STFU! They always have a lecture ready to bore the fuck out of us while coming up with some re tread slogan and an endorsement from some clueless elite celebrity, and never, NEVER seem to be able to fulfill their campaign promises with out compromising with republicans. We just don't have a super dooper +++ majority. We need the Blue Dogs desperately (to give us cover). And money, please send money.

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@Snode

so they can see the American Dream as they never can in the waking Nightmare State.

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Amanda Matthews's picture

get the Clinton org to quit taking money out of his checking account. He was a Hillary fan because Sanders endorsed her. He’s 23, bi-polar, autistic, and suffers from schizophrenia. He’s a freaking hand full. 6’11” tall, 250+ pounds. He’s also gay, which doesn’t make his life any easier.

I told him “now you know, don’t ya?” I told him not to do it. Now he’s being dinged every month. We can’t help because he’s an adult.

I wonder how many other people are having this problem and what can be done.

EDIT: challengef/challenged
EDIT EDIT: fo/do

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews

so that they at least can't access it any more? It seems to be the only way to detach these leeches from the bank accounts of the poor.

Gee, I wonder why Clinton's so unpopular/why there are so many American 'Russian bots'...

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@Ellen North @Ellen North

if there would be a problem the next time they charged the account. He needs to call the bank and ask.
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EDIT: 2 typos

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews

And Hillary/her perpetual campaign gets away with this crap in stealing from citizen's bank accounts for apparently endless years when out of public office - imagine if she'd managed to get the Presidency?

And people wonder why Hillary reflexively brings snark bubbling out of me...

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