Monday, September 3, 2012
Nowhere do “politicians” form a more separate, powerful section of the nation than in North America. There, each of the two great parties which alternately succeed each other in power is itself in turn controlled by people who make a business of politics, who speculate on seats in the legislative assemblies of the Union as well as of the separate states, or who make a living by carrying on agitation for their party and on its victory are rewarded with positions.

It is well known that the Americans have been striving to shake off this yoke, which has become intolerable, and that in spite of all they can do they continue to sink ever deeper in this swamp of corruption. It is precisely in America that we see best how there takes place this process of the state power making itself independent in relation to society, whose mere instrument it was originally intended to be…. We find here two great gangs of political speculators, who alternately take possession of the state power and exploit it by the most corrupt means and for the most corrupt ends – and the nation is powerless against these two great cartels of politicians, who are ostensibly its servants, but in reality exploit and plunder it.
Frederick Engels, 1891. Commenting on the illusion of democracy presented by the American two-party electoral system in which both the Democrats and Republicans in reality merely take turns oppressing and misleading the nation in the interests of the wealthy elite. (via socialismartnature)
Friday, August 24, 2012
reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

This is cool! 
Political commercials from 1952-2008.
Thanks to illdrawanyone for letting me know about it.

reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

This is cool! 

Political commercials from 1952-2008.

Thanks to illdrawanyone for letting me know about it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
The irony is that it is not Colbert that is the joker here, but the whole political process - which has become an auction more than an election - with TV pundits admitting it is a laughing stock, even as they legitimise it, while the TV ads bring revenues into the stations. Colbert for president! (via jeffbell)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The GOP fears losing in a fair fight, so the party is trying to rig the game through voter suppression, plain and simple.

Steve Benen, Washington Monthly

A wave of new Republican-driven election laws will make it harder for millions of eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012. The most significant restriction requires Americans in several states to present state-issued photo IDs when they vote. It is estimated that 3.3 million eligible voters in the affected states — Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin — don’t have such IDs now. The GOP insists the new rules were needed to stamp out voter fraud. The Left maintains these laws add up to a coordinated effort to suppress the Democratic vote.

(via theweekmagazine)

Thursday, August 18, 2011 Monday, August 15, 2011
timetruthhumor:

“We must make it clear that a platform of ‘I hate gay men and women’ is not a way to become president of the United States.”
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Jimmy Carter, relevant now more than ever. (via gaywrites)

Ladies, gentlemen, and those outside the gender binary, JIMMY FUCKING CARTER.

timetruthhumor:

We must make it clear that a platform of ‘I hate gay men and women’ is not a way to become president of the United States.

Jimmy Carter, relevant now more than ever. (via gaywrites)

Ladies, gentlemen, and those outside the gender binary, JIMMY FUCKING CARTER.