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originally posted by: charles1952
a reply to: openminded2011
I've seen many posters who share the same attitude. It's an easy one to take and it saves people from having to do any analysis or studying the past.
May I assume, therefore, that you don't vote? Or do you vote for a third party? And, of course, I'm curious about how you came to that decision and how it will help the situation.
You might have some good reasoning, but I haven't heard from a poster who can explain it to me.
What we have is a nice little marriage between politics and corporate power
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation didn’t just bankroll the development of what became known as the Common Core State Standards. With more than $200 million, the foundation also built political support across the country, persuading state governments to make systemic and costly changes.
Money flowed to policy groups on the right and left, funding research by scholars of varying political persuasions who promoted the idea of common standards. Liberals at the Center for American Progress and conservatives affiliated with the American Legislative Exchange Council who routinely disagree on nearly every issue accepted Gates money and found common ground on the Common Core.
love for actual radical Democratic politicians to get into office and give us some more actual freedoms in this country.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: charles1952
Because Obama is following republican policies?
originally posted by: Hefficide
Though I do not consider myself a Democrat nor a Republican ( Though I have self-associated as both in the past ) I have been calling this one for at least six months to a year now. A far right swing is predictable as a knee jerk reaction to the negativity that has been built up toward the left during the Obama administation.
BTW Obama rode into office on a tide of anti right-wing sentiment in exactly the same way as the next POTUS - only in reverse.
My dissilusionment with Obama is that he promised "change" and then kept the same exact trajectory and programs that his predecessors had set. He was George W Bush reincarnate for all intents and purposes.
I wonder how many hard core right wingers will be ready to admit the same thing in four or five years when the next POTUS, likely a Tea Party darling, proves out to be just another extention of the status quo? When nothing changes and the trajectory towards serving Wall Street and nobody else is still firmly practiced and personal freedoms are still targeted for removal whenever any incident opens the door and creates opportunity.
It matters not which party is in control. Nothing will change.