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  • Nice drive-by there, smitty. I think your total as of late is probably higher than the same time period in Detroit this year.
  • How many evil spirits did he conjure up?

    • The only one that mattered, Cthulhu, now busily sucking all the power into DC.
      • Pffft... Look to the people that hired him to do it.

        What I do know is that when you laugh at people who complain about Bush. (As I do also.. he's in the past), you are laughing at yourself. The Wilson thing is no different. We are quite capable of electing people who can bring back the Gilded Age whenever the desire actually comes up. In other words, there is no policy that Wilson or Bush, or anybody else has done that can't be undone.. Helplessness is a learned condition.

        • We are quite capable of electing people who can bring back the Gilded Age whenever the desire actually comes up.

          That would be smitty's worst nightmare, right there. Don't suggest that people can actually vote on their own for legislative change in any but a (yet even more) conservative direction.

          In other words, there is no policy that Wilson or Bush, or anybody else has done that can't be undone

          They are working on preventing such an undoing from ever being possible. They have already come a long ways towards that, and their ultimate goal is finishing that off.

        • Indeed, I am capable of laughing at myself. Conservatives should have been far more up in arms about, e.g. the TSA.

          The Wilson thing is no different.

          Wilson is substantially different. There were no explicit Constitutional changes on Bush's watch. Furthermore, Bush/Obama are the climax of this Progressive cycle. To equate them is to say that the Fall harvest is the Spring planting. Sure, both are agricultural, but, as usual, I'm finding your analysis either incomplete or just a troll.

          electing people who can bring back the Gilded Age

          Haven't you been arguing that plutocrats are already pulli

          • There were no explicit Constitutional changes on Bush's watch.

            You seem to have already conveniently forgotten that the Bush Administration wrote the PATRIOT ACT - which he happily signed - which rather plainly assaults our 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th amendment rights.

            Furthermore, Bush/Obama are the climax

            Are you finally starting to realize that the two are following basically the same political courses? Just because you love one and hate the other - for no reason other than the consonant after their names - doesn't mean they are actually different in action.

            of this Progressive cycle

            In so much as "Progressive" means "progressively

          • There were no explicit Constitutional changes on Bush's watch.

            That's right. Changing the constitution has a specific procedure, which at least Wilson and congress (remember them?) followed. Bush, and congress (damn, for some reason they keep popping up) just said screw your "right" to a speedy trial, or to be free of cruel and unusual punishment (not that there's anything particularly unusual about torture, that's been in wide practice for a while). And Habeas Corpus?... Oh wait that one's got a nice loopho

            • No, you do have a point: Wilson did get Constitutional Amendments for two of his three worst stunts (sweet Federal Reserve).
              Furthermore, it took a century and fellow fools like Bush to build on Wilson's lousy ideas.
              As with BHO, we tend to overcredit Wilson.
              • ...fellow fools like Bush...

                AND Reagan. He gave us a glimpse with the Lincoln Saving and Loan of what was to come. (Say hi to McCain for me, would ya?). I really doubt that Wilson had any more to do with the corporate anarchy we suffer today than any of the subsequent actors. A whole bunch of other carpetbaggers with just as much power were on the scene.

                • You have dirt connecting Reagan to that debacle? As for McCain, yeah, my gut has it that he totally sold his soul for rock'n'roll there.

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