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Pre-scripted bluster went off as planned. Dissembling obscured reality. Delegates were fed red meat malarkey. Tough issues were ducked. They were distorted by falsely claiming Romney/Ryan have ways to fix America. 

Today's political conventions are coronations, not nominations. Suspense and political honesty are nowhere in sight. Everything heard is predictable. 

In Tampa, politicians impersonated actors. Clint Eastwood played the opposite role. He fell flat and then some. He sounded more under the table than over the top.

Critics called his cameo "bizarre" and "embarrassing." At age 82, best stick to gardening. Even Republicans called it a mistake to invite him. Democrats make fools of themselves next week. Ready or not, Charlotte awaits their arrival.

They'll match Republicans blow for blow. Rhetoric alone separates them. Politics on either side of the aisle reflect flip sides of the same coin. They're lawless, merciless, inhumane, anti-labor, anti-welfare, racist, neoliberal, elitist, pro-business, pro-war, and anti-populist.

A previous article said both parties believe America's future depends on greater wealth disparity, ignoring public need, waging war on humanity, silencing truth, and cracking down on non-believers. 

On November 6, voters get to choose between either wing of America's money party. Duopoly power offers no alternative.

A Final Comment

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All week, Tampa was on virtual lockdown. Hundreds of protesters showed up. Thousands of cops confronted them. Media scoundrels largely ignored them. 

They marched on the RNC's convention site. Occupy Tampa came out. Ahead of convention week, they noted an unemployment crisis, a do-nothing Congress, and other vital unaddressed issues. They complained about security protocol restrictions compromising their First Amendment rights.

Occupy the RNC was there. They're unaffiliated. They stand in solidarity with Charlotte DNC protesters. They railed against both parties. They're tied to corporate rule, war, economic injustice, and freedom extinguishing policies.

America's "entire system".is rooted in greed and power." Exploitation and oppression are prioritized. They demand better like others. They facilitated logistics for protesters.

They published Tampa Principles . They support political diversity within their struggle for social, economic, and environmental justice. They're committed to treating everyone with respect.

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They oppose repressing dissent, surveillance, infiltration, disruption, police brutality, and restrictive "free speech zones" far from convention activities. They united for change not possible without sustained commitment.

Code Pink came out in force. During Romney's speech, their members stood up chanting and unfurling banners saying "People over Profits." "Democracy is not a business."

They interrupted Ryan's speech. They demanded women's rights, control over their own bodies, and healthcare, not warfare.

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