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January 28, 2004

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

I know I am not the only person who has a sinking feeling that both major parties in the U. S. are not much different from each other. As Gore Vidal had said, ""It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people."

Mickey Z., who wrote this wonderful essay for Dissident Voice, also likes Gore Vidal. He heads his essay with this Vidal quote: "Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic."

I highly recommend you go to the link and read the entire essay. He writes that "Bush may talk the talk on national security while Ted Kennedy regurgitates his pro-social services spiel but neither really gives a shit about the soldiers dying Iraq or a disabled (dis-labeled?) child in an inner city school. They're selling an image, a package...and we're the all-too-willing consumers." Starting with FDR and ending with Clinton/Gore, he provides eye-opening truths about our "progressive" Democratic presidents.

Posted on January 28, 2004 at 09:37 AM | Permalink


I used to crack wise about the "left and right wings of the Republicrat party" and voted Libertarian for President in 1992 and 1996. I didn't even vote in 2000 (I've since done a good Act of Repentance). As much as I disagree with the mainstream Democratic party, I've had to admit that 1) there's no way a third party is going to make a dent in things, and 2) I'd rather have a Democrat than a Republican. Does that mean I've grown up? Or given up? I don't know. I'll let you know how I feel after I go to the state caucus on February 7.

Posted by: Ab_Normal at Jan 28, 2004 3:28:57 PM

In a choice between bad and far worse, I'll vote for bad every time.

Posted by: EdgeWise at Jan 29, 2004 12:03:35 PM