Sunday, November 09, 2008


"The two parties have combined against us to nullify our power by a ‘gentleman's agreement' of non-recognition, no matter how we vote ... May God write us down as asses if ever again we are found putting our trust in either the Republican or the Democratic Parties." -- W.E.B. DuBois (1922)

"[t]here is only one party in the United States, the Property Party...and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt—until recently... and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties."

“(Long) would tell how patent medicine men used to concoct a mixture to sell to Negroes as a hair-straightener. The makers called it ‘high popalorum’ or ‘low popahirum,’ depending on how they manufactured it. They made the first by tearing the bark of a tree down, and the second by tearing the bark up. Governor Long said, “The only difference I’ve found in Congress between the Republican and Democratic leadership is that one of them is skinning us from the ankle up and the other from the ear down.”

Now Obama of course was not my first choice, any real ideas and serious candidates for true change were as usual ostracized by the movers and shakers of our corrupt two party dictatorship that serves to protect the oligarchy and the warfare state. Hell, the truth is that I was seriously contemplating sitting this one out entirely just to make a political statement, then I was going to vote for Nader or Cynthia McKinney until the idiots in charge of the McCain campaign decided to put that phony homespun moron Sarah Palin on the ticked rather than someone with a clue just to appease the blood sucking parasites that are the GOP base. - Ed Encho

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