They whine and cry every time they don't get 100% if what they want. Hope and change and all that. Their entitlement attitude even goes to politics, not just finances.KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 02:08 PM
Does anyone else feel like there's no hope left?
I'm so tired. This has been a horrible summer, astronomically high temps, food/gas prices soaring, and the whole economy thing. Personally I've had issues this summer as well--sucky job, no chance of a pay raise, and i developed Bell's Palsy, too, and got to listen to my bosses telling me how horrible I looked for weeks. What little reserve of hope that I had is totally gone. I'll never be able to retire; hell, I can hardly keep my head above water as it is, and according to some, I make "good" money, but it's barely enough to cover the basics. I'd lay down and cry, but I don't even have that much energy.
LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 02:17 PM
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13. I felt hope when his term was coming to an end,
and we had an opportunity to nominate and elect a strong Democrat with strong Democratic values, who didn't ally with the DLC, the 3rd way, or the "new" dems; a Democrat who would actually make dismantling the bush atrocities a high priority.
When the rest of the nominees dropped out, leaving two fucking so-called "centrists" standing 5 months before my primary...that's when I lost hope.
I would have been glad to have been proved wrong.
That didn't happen.
Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Tue Aug-02-11 02:12 PM
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4. I agree
Ever since the public option cave in or lie fell through. Let's see if all the "Hope" and "It's all Bush's fault" bullshit works again in 2012.woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 02:21 PM
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18. I think this episode is opening people's eyes
that Obama and many of our representatives are not who we thought they were.
Opening eyes, though, can be demoralizing. It is in many ways like waking up to a nightmare, to realize the extent of bank and corporate control in this country. We have been fed a tableau of politics for a very long time that does not reflect what is actually going on. The people may just be starting to wake up to realize that we are, in every sense of the word, "human resources" rather than human beings to these people.
I don't think it's even possible at this point to elect a presidential candidate who is not beholden to the oligarchy. They have the media, they have the money, and they have restructured the entire political process. Any contender will be smeared and discredited in the press and eliminated in one way or another.
Our best hope has always been to elect principled members of Congress to stand in opposition. But this horrible episode has really lifted the curtain on the extent to which corporate "Democrats" have infiltrated the entire Democratic Party, Congress included.
It is hard to even fathom at this point how we take our country back. I really do think it needs to start at the grass roots, by identifying the REAL problem, which is bank and corporate influence...and finding candidates who have their own money and are willing to take this on. I also think that once the real enemy is identified, we can peel off portions of the group that has always considered itself Republican, and win them to our cause.
We may ultimately find this country in revolution, though...dissidentboomer (221 posts) Tue Aug-02-11 02:22 PM
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23. THIS. I think you're right. What is troubling for me is that we will suffer
quite a bit more from economic depression before the tables completely turn. However, I am convinced that, after the repubs and the lunatic right have a turn at governing and, after it is completely clear that NO ONE else could be blamed but them and their rich corporate masters (except maybe some Stalinist fantasy enemy), Bubba will have nowhere ELSE to turn but left. At that point, we will see a STRONG turn left - not to democrats - but to democratic socialist and strong labor types. Make no mistake, though - I think that movement will carry with it strong nationalist, anti-immigration, and protectionist sentiments.B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 02:14 PM
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8. No hope left. There's no difference between parties anymore. .muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-02-11 02:14 PM
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9. No hope.
And I'm very sorry for what you're going through.