a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
The extreme left or right is bad, bad for the individual bad for us collectively. When I was younger I loved Ronald Reagan, I considered myself a
Republican. Ronny never would have served two terms if it wasn't for Reagan democrats or conservative democrats. Both parties have historically been
comprised of all the leaning, conservative, liberal, and progressive and they were a more balanced party with more middle of the road views, and the
interests of the country and all the people were more represented.
Actions from administration have a trickle down effect, Reagan's trickle down economics hurt the poor and middle class starting in the 90's, his war
on drugs caused Clinton to hire 600k cops nationwide when it wasn't necessary. Clinton's relaxing government regulation on banks lead to the crash
the mid 2000's, Clinton's passing GHB's NAFTA really saw the export of most manufacturing jobs in the late 90's and early to mid 2000's. Clinton's
getting rid of the fair use or time laws, have seen the rise of extreme right wing media. GWB's war on terror have turned us into a police state a
decade latter, the effects from Obama is only beginning to be felt but we won't feel the full effect for another 5ish or so years. I think seeing
drones all around us will be a common thing in the future, and untold penalties based on the aca could become the new norm in the future.
I'm not a registered voter, I have lost faith in the system, I do like Bernie and he is the only candidate I like, but I have been fooled before (my
support for Reagan, Clinton, Obama) so I have serious trust issues with our government. I also have serious issues with the people, I have never
witnessed a 2nd amendment solution to any of the rights we have already lost other than the bundy ranch and that turned out to be a massive fraud
based on right wing media.
I haven't witnessed the democrat party caving to the far left, the democrats are still filled with conservatives, liberals and progressive, this gives
them moderation and balance in there governance, it isn't prefect but it clearly makes them the lesser of the two evils, in the past this was good
enough for me, but today I'm tired of it all.
The republicans however had done everything they can do to become more extreme. We have seen the rise of the right wing media, perhaps this was
needed to counter the liberal press, but if you still believe in the liberal media I think your seriously fooling yourself. The actions of the right
has really weakened our ability to govern ourselves. There unyielding support of the elite class, the introduction of a authoritarian police state
based on profit disgusts me to no end. The war with no end, the demonizing of diplomacy, the unyielding increases towards the military industrial
complex from both sides of the isle is now the status quo.
The day Obama was elected the republicans publicly stated they would oppose all things he brought to the table, in fact there are very few things they
have supported him on, like the NDAA, and the TTP figures they would support Obama when it came to hurting the average person.
The republicans need to move away from the extreme and they really need to seek moderation and balance. I don't see this happening anytime soon.
Hilary sucks but she is way more moderate than any republican running for office, this alone explains why she is doing better in the polls.
You know your on the wrong path when you depend on voters not showing up to the voting booths to win.
The product brand the republicans are selling revolts me, and there is no way I can support them. The democrats has a chance to get me to register
and its based on Obama actions in the next year. If we see changes in a positive direction regarding a liveable wage, the war on drugs, terror, and
prison and criminal justice reform I'll register to vote, if I don't see any changes Ill hope the country burns, we can then rebuild into something I
can believe in.
Being partisan is a human reality that is unavoidable.