Dylan Ratigan’s Rage Filled Rant Against The System – MustSeeTV

This is what should be heard from a Dem President’s bully pulpit at this moment in time (5 years overdue,) especially from one oratorically as gifted as Obama.

Unfortunately, Obama is a centrist DINO as is the entire Dem party, and there is no organized anti DINO faction to speak of in the mold of the anti RINO Tea Party.

“Our” Progressive Caucus behaves like the 1%’s slavish gatekeeper. The left’s “collectivist” mindset appears to have migrated to the Tea Party. Go figure…

 

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  • anti_republocrat

    Does Dylan really not understand that Obama is being generously paid by the likes of Penny Pritzger?

    As far as getting money out of politics, that’s going to be pretty tough with the current SCOTUS.

    Maybe we should go in the opposite direction. I recently saw a proposal to provide straight tax credits for political contributions. That would be a step in the right direction. A hundred million people essentially assigning a couple hundred dollars of what they otherwise would pay in taxes to political candidates and parties would go a long way to balancing out the 1%er contributions.

    • http://mosquitocloud.net/ aprescoup

      Good ideas abound. The current crop of Washington’s critters are not into legislating good ideas.

      I believe that many EU states fund elections from public coffers. Americans, however, are exceptionally daft as a political Nation.

      Does Dylan really not understand that Obama is being generously paid by the likes of Penny Pritzger?

      His was the hypothetical Obama whose hand could only be forced by the Dem voters “making him;” likely through direct pressure expressed with fury leveled at their representatives.

      I think that at the time of the airing Pritzker was still in Chicago.

      I miss Ratigan. His was the only only MSM program I tuned into.

      • anti_republocrat

        I agree. Dylan was on a little early for me to tune in, as I still work. He and Cenk Uygur both spoke truth, which is why they’re gone. Can’t air opinions that are critical of both major parties, ya know.

    • Liberius Cato

      That’s a good idea. It keeps the spirit of the voluntary contribution alive, but actually pays for the campaign out of public funds. This ensures that the politicians that we get have to be able to win popular support, not just get passed through a closed caucus system to a public-funded campaign (such as happens in Europe).

  • http://www.byebyedemocracy.org/ kokanee

    Chris Hedges calls it harvesting as in the elites know that the US economy is going to collapse and they are harvesting whatever they can get before it does collapse. Even if the US economy isn’t in danger of collapsing, the elites are still harvesting the US as if it will —thereby ensuring its collapse anyway. That’s our psychopathic elites for you.

    P.S. Go Dylan Ratigan!

    • http://mosquitocloud.net/ aprescoup

      All this shit is getting old…

      Few excerpts from William Jennings Bryan’s 1896 Democratic National Convention speech:

      We do not come as aggressors. Our war is not a war of conquest; we are fighting in the defense of our homes, our families, and posterity. We have petitioned, and our petitions have been scorned; we have entreated, and our entreaties have been disregarded; we have begged, and they have mocked when our calamity came. We beg no longer; we entreat no more; we petition no more. We defy them!

      Upon which side will the Democratic Party fight; upon the side of “the idle holders of idle capital” or upon the side of “the struggling masses”? That is the question which the party must answer first, and then it must be answered by each individual hereafter. The sympathies of the Democratic Party, as shown by the platform, are on the side of the struggling masses, who have ever been the foundation of the Democratic Party.

      There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that, if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them.

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      Go Dylan Ratigan!

      • http://www.byebyedemocracy.org/ kokanee

        That’s absolutely timeless!