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Election 2010: Progressives in a Pickle

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No matter what you think of them, the Big Oil and Big Corporation funded Tea Party has managed to make the Republican Party take a sharp turn to the right. But that's not the half of it.

This sham movement of nearly all white reactionaries has also managed to swerve the Democratic Party to the right and leave it in the mucky putrid swamp of the middle where they will be easily gunned down. As Sarah says, "Reload." That they will.

Will the Democrats ever learn? No. The right scares Big D politicians to death. It's a combination of absurd conventional wisdom that America has been, is still and forever will be a Christian nation along with the possibility of losing political funding should they turn their backs on Big Business.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Tea Party claims the mantle of the anti-establishment, anti-federal authority and pro-liberty trifecta sucking the disgruntled, non-unionized, unemployed and still struggling, under the perceived torturous 18 months of Obama, into believing Big Conservatism has their best interest at heart.

Does this stink or what? And, it gets worse.


Have a Pickle? by Bob Farrell

Progressives have a Sophie's choice come November.

Drag yourself to the polls to vote for a milquetoastDemocrat, or stay at home and watch the congress go bye-bye to the now extreme right party of no.

Vote for the Democrats and validate their ineffective leadership and half measures that have put the party in the dumper.

Or...

Don't vote and watch as an overwhelming wealth and income disparity precipitates a downpour of families falling into peonage. Remember the eight years of damage done by W? Just wait.

Obviously, please, put this all in perspective and get out and vote.

But don't fail to also keep speaking truth to authority. Tell those you are voting for what you are voting for, and don't stop there.

We need to take actions against the Corporatocracy that has us in this pickle. Punish, punish, punish in the market place. Money is power. You may not have much money, but you've got some and how you spend it is a vote every day.

Here's your daily choice:

Keep spending your money at the businesses owned by Big Corporations,

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Chaz Valenza is writer and small business owner in New Jersey. He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. His current feature film project is "Single Point Failure" an insider's account of how the Reagan Administration (more...)
 

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Please note it is not People Power that fuels the ... by Chaz Valenza on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 2:58:35 AM
THANKS FOR YOU IN SITE, NOW ALL HAS T HAPPEN IS 30... by MARGARET BASET on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 8:03:00 AM
I've gradually come to the conclusion over the las... by Josh Mitteldorf on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 9:15:16 AM
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It does seem that the Democrats are more concerned... by Chaz Valenza on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:52:30 PM
I have to agree with the writer who says he believ... by liberalsrock on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 9:22:39 AM
who are fair-minded, common sense, normal human be... by Charlene Richards on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 7:48:31 PM
By failing to use their power to bring a close to ... by Ed Encho on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 10:26:25 AM
Personally, I will vote, but I just don't put much... by Chaz Valenza on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:59:50 PM
Pretty much all correct. But, the Republicans back... by Guitar Chris on Saturday, Sep 4, 2010 at 9:58:42 AM
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While it is still legal to do so, WRITE IN candida... by John Jonik on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 1:42:37 PM
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To me, both the Republicans and the Democrats have... by Roger on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 6:18:52 PM
Do you use credit or debit cards? A simply way to ... by Chaz Valenza on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 at 6:31:45 PM
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