You all are missing the point: BOTH PARTIES ARE FOR THE ULTRA-RICH.
And fascism bgrdg is defined as the government controlled by the corporations.
No, you need no reeducation, or termination, since you have never been educated, nor have given a reason for your existence except to support the ultra-wealthy, which you undoubtably, as viewed through your lack of basic human knowledge, do not understand.
And in fact I used to be a staunch Republican, (Rn Paul style), but now I see myself as part of the majority of this country getting screwed over, and I bet you are too, so let the pride and ignorance go. Are you not upset at the system?
What is your profession? Troll?
Patsy for littlefield? patsy for the status quo?
patsy for idiocy? Certainly.
Your intolerance and stupidity is what makes this town a podunk idiot filled slop house.
And in fact, you wont explain it b/c you cant, and this is for the simple reason that you are not fit for society, and if you were around in earlier days, they would have left you due to your lack of reason, explanation, or ability to think.
You are addressing a professor. And pray tell what are you?
Oh yea, and can you define fascism for me? We are having a competency test.
bigridge, you must have an IQ less than a warthog. Read "An economic interpretation of the Constitution of the United states" By James Beard.
Since you probably do not read, I will summarize it: the constitution does not guarantee any economic rights for its citizens. So, when the constitution was enacted, the landowning, slave-owners bought up all the votes, got themselves elected, and continued the process of class warfare to this day.
Thus, "government intervention in the free market" did not concentrate wealth, since it had been concentrated deliberately by James Madison when he wrote it! dumba$$!
Look up the debates on the constitutional convention, and start reading for once in your pathetic life.
And pray tell, what is the "rational direction" of which you speak?
You're an idiot bigridge. The government is the socialist, as they have bailed out the banks.
Private profit, public loss is the mantra of government, you dumb a**.
Go watch your stupid fox news, and learn the most basic principle we have in this country, the corporations own it, and they love corporate welfare (i.e. socialism), while the poor suckers must beg for a just over broke (JOB).
Let me guess, you are a white, christian, retired man. Get a clue or get the #$@# out of the way.
"The cartoon is correct as far as it goes, but the reality is that all those people with the screws through their bellies lined up to help hold them in place so the special interests could turn the handle."
Aside from your apparent anger at those who are getting screwed, Prairiedog, you are talking about Plato's Republic, which is correct. But what you dont get is that the people have had no choice as they have been in the dark concerning these events, see Alan Greenspan's esoteric discussions on the Fed before the repeal of the Glass-Stegel Act, who is viewed as a bad economist, helped destroy the world with conscious manipulation at best and lies at worst, along with others in power.
The real culprits are those who have genuine power who have remained silent, which appears to include you since your comment deigns a response to us lowly, guilty serfs. So, when the rich get eaten, you will be on the menu.
Blame is a poor substitute for cowardice.
Problem: "Status Quo""
The real "wrongness of the world" is your stupidity in citing Obama, as opposed to the real culprits, the uber-wealthy.
Your ignorance of the system legitimizes the false dicotomy of right vs. left, when in actuality, both parties favor only the super rich, in part b/c they are one of them. They, not just Obama and his policies, are the status quo.
Get 'em redlegs!