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Comments on: This is my first Political Post (Election 2012)
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By: Rick Rupp
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:53:51 +0000http://danielhouse.com/?p=610#comment-268Great rant, Daniel. Glad you don’t subscribe to that foolish conspiracy theory (although like you, I can see why people do) that all the parties are simply alternate flavors of the same opium designed to keep the masses pacified. No, Obama really DOES control the government as much as any president can, and he really does answer to us, and if we want to enlarge the people’s voice and reduce the amount of power wielded by the corporations, Koch bros., etc., we will have to do it by electing the right representatives and empowering them to do our will. Something has GOT to be done about campaign spending and I wouldn’t mind if both candidates were forced to spend a certain, limited amount of money. In France they can’t campaign until like a month before the election and no advertising is allowed, so people actually hear about issues on interview shows etc. but I guess that is too intelligent a way to do things for it to happen here.
By: the MidDay Rambler
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:43:01 +0000http://danielhouse.com/?p=610#comment-260Way to get it out of your court bright & early, Daniel. Now you can enjoy the rest of the 7-hour ceasefire. Great chart in paragraph 1!
By: Jula Bell
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:38:07 +0000http://danielhouse.com/?p=610#comment-259Right on, Daniel. Loved your rant. Crossing fingers.
By: Stephen Marcus
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:27:08 +0000http://danielhouse.com/?p=610#comment-258Thank you, Daniel! Until we expanded our friendship to include Facebook I didn’t realize our politics were so closely aligned (except for the part about our exceedingly narrow, corpoorate funded choices) and equally passionate. They also spring from the same source; yours from your family, mine from mine.
Here’s to four more years of protecting and expanding our social contract and our country’s resources from short term, rapacious greed.