I commented a number of times on Booman’s recent “Jeanine Pirro’s Fascist Television” article, asking various questions and making various points. Among other things I equated Jeanine Pirro with Rachel Maddow…and by extension, Fox News and MSNBC…as two sides of the same counterfeit media coin. Go read the thread if you want more info. (<http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2018/9/2/123315/8321>)
Finally, Parallax posted this gem:
This is where you reveal your biases, Arthur. Most of us would agree that the left is not perfect, but the false equivalencies get tiring. There is a huge difference between Rachel and Jeanine. A huge difference between Clinton and Trump. The Democratic party needs reform but the Republicans have become a fifth column, completely disloyal and out for themselves at any cost. Martin is correct that just a small handful of Senators, perhaps just two, perhaps less (or even none at all when it comes time to vote) stand between autocracy and democracy.
Is our democracy less than ideal? Absolutely. Is the solution to throw up one’s hand or treat both parties as equally mendacious? Only if you’re an anarchist.
I answered, but I kept thinking about the idiocy of all of this current newsblather and started another reply. Rather than deal with any more of the current Neocentrist Gang of Four’s ratings shenanigans on this site, I am posting it as a standalone.
Read on if you are interested.
Parallax…I got yer “democracy.”
President Trump likes to complain about “Fake News.”
So, here’s some very real news for him:
Republican control of Capitol Hill and the White House is based on a “fake majority.”
“A majority of the Senate now represents just 18 percent of the nation’s population,” David Wasserman, an editor for The Cook Political Report, wrote in a recent New York Times column.
He added that the crucial Senate seats this November would be “much whiter, more rural and pro-Trump than the nation as a whole. In effect, geography could again be Mr. Trump’s greatest protector: After all, the Senate — not the House — would have the final say on any impeachment proceedings,” Wasserman argued.
Think about this — America’s politics are being run by a cabal in the Senate that fails to represent 82 percent of the American people.
And then think about this.
The Dems are at the moment the designated patsy in this system.
The “good” losers.
The (somewhat) loyal opposition.
WWF-style blown up real good!!!
When the DNC played Bernie Sanders for a loser…and bet on it, that is precisely what they did, and there are emails to prove it…how was that any different (except for happening on a smaller scale) than the Ratpublican shenanigans described above and in the rest of the linked article?
Why do you think that the DemRats would do anything different if they became…as appears to be happening, judging from the corporate-owned news coverage…the designated winners in this obviously fixed wrasslin’ match.
It’s politics as usual.
If this is a “democracy,” how come it’s not a one citizen/one vote system?
I can hear the answer now.
It’s…more complicated than that!!!
Yes, it is.
If it really became a “one citizen/one vote system,” then the .01% would have to find other ways to jigger the system.
Which they would, of course.
Until they jigger it right down the drain.
Trump is evidence enough that the drainhole is fast approaching, while the leftinesses whine about whatever the fuck it is that their media tell them to whine.
Like this. (From the same thread.):
Most of us would agree that the left is not perfect, but the false equivalencies get tiring.
“False equivalencies get tiring.”
As do false differentiations.
And false democracies as well.
You remember…when the DemRats were the designated winner for a while?
In the November 4, 2008, elections, the Democratic Party increased its majorities in both chambers, giving President Obama a Democratic majority in the legislature for the first two years of his presidency.
Have you learned nothing from the misinformation/disinformation spewed during the Obama administration? Misinformation/disinformation about mass surveillance, about the various wars being fought by our troops and other U.S.-supported parties, about the real stranglehold of multinational corporate interests on both parties!!!???
You been had.