The Duopoly - Watch What They Do In Power, Not Without It
In my opinion it is never worthwhile judging what either party does or says when out of power.
- Republicans spent eight years spoon feeding the base.
- Trump spent a whole campaign throwing blood in the water for them.
- Democrats before them spent years pretending they were against the wars they voted for.
- Obama promised less bellicosity then expanded the "war on terror" and pardoned war crimes.
Both parties have spent decades ignoring what the American people actually want when they have had the power to change it. Their propaganda machines [and the MSM] have been in constant operation ready to provide what the American people want to hear, they have spent billions of dollars spoon feeding their respective bases utter garbage.
It's funny how the votes are never there in congress when actually pretending to do what they were voted in to do, Republicans have a right to be royally pissed off at this moment in time.
The democrats are now using the exact same tactics as the republicans have used for eight years, at some point I expect Republicans to call uncle and call for bipartisanship.
Anything that has the potential of helping the poorest, that avoids Americans getting deeper in debt but reduces the profitability of the rich and their corporations are then watered down until the richest walk away with pretty much everything not nailed down.
It's easy to motivate the base with objections and hatred than actually changing the playing field when in power, so much easier. Oppositional bullshit I call it, it's all a bloody bipartisan game. If you can work conspiracy theories into the mix the important stuff is easier to hide. Fudge the reality.
For god's sake stop buying what the duopoly sells, especially when they are out of power. They'll make up rules that prevent them doing what they promised to do when they have it. I bet the primary rules will change over the next few years to avoid any real challenge to the parties authority, no more Bernie's or Trumps. It'll avoid the stench of the "fix"/Russians!!.
I don't buy for one second the Democrats pretences, good god, the whole "hopey changey" circus cured me permanently of that one, why the hell I "hoped" still beats the hell out of me, I should have known fucking better.
Until the oligarch's duopoly is shattered the results will be essentially the damn same. Back and forth over the wedge issues we will go, war and profitability expanded, asset stripping assured.