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|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 06:16:48 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 10.29.08 1. Sales tax/voting 10.29 11am 2. Economic crisis 10.29 3:30pm 3. Corridor 10.29 6:30pm 4. Ban torture 10.29 7pm Rochester MN 5. Farheen/61B 10.29 6. Hancock/46B 10.30 4pm 7. Eagan peace vigil 10.30 4:30pm 8. New Hope demo 10.30 4:45pm 9. Northtown vigil 10.30 5pm 10. Marxism/$$crisis 10.30 6:30pm 11. PC Roberts - The end of the American road 12. Ralph Nader - Two bills that would change America 13. Reza Fiyouzat - High time to boycott elections --------1 of 13-------- From: Andy Driscoll <andy [at] driscollgroup.com> Subject: Sales tax/voting 10.29 11am WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 11:00AM: THE ARTS & ENVIRONMENT SALES TAX AMENDMENT: Whats Happening to the State Constitution? plus SECRETARY OF STATE MARK RITCHIE ON CROWDED POLLS with MIKE DEAN, of COMMON CAUSE on CAMPAIGN MONEY 1) SHALL WE PLACE FUNDING MANDATES IN THE CONSTITUTION? Good friends are separating over the issues involved in passing TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN engage a debate on the pluses and minuses of a proposed Constitutional amendment to raise the sales tax in favor of arts and environmental programs. The question goes deeper than adequate arts and environmental funding and thats the rub: is the Constitution the proper place for programmatic funding mandates? GUESTS: KEN MARTIN Campaign Manager, YES for MINNESOTA (proponents) PAUL GILJE - Coordinator, The CIVIC CAUCUS (opponents) FORMER STATE SENATOR JOHN MILTON author, Time to Choose FORMER STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JOHN HOTTINGER PATRICIA MITCHELL - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts DENNIS ANDERSON - StarTribune Outdoors Editor/Columnist Talk about the Arts/Environment Sales Tax Amendment to us at 612-341-0980. MARK RITCHIE ON CROWDED POLLS and MIKE DEAN on CAMPAIGN MONEY 2) Registration, Turnout, Campaign Bucks will feature an update from Minnesotas Secretary of State MARK RITCHIE on our record registration and, perhaps, expected all-time high voter turnout in this important, nay, critical, election year. JOINING Mark will be Common Cause Minnesota's MIKE DEAN talking about the role of lobbyists and independent expenditures (527s) in state and federal campaigns. Are you voting? Are you not? If not why not? Talk to us at 612-341-0980. [Sales taxes are regressive - they hit the poor harder. All sales taxes should be revoked, none added. All taxes should be progressive - hit the rich for most of it, the poor for almost nothing. Voting for a sales tax is caving in to the selfish rich - time for all of us to zero in on them as the source for much more of our tax revenue. TAX THE RICH! SPARE THE POOR! -ed] --------2 of 13-------- From: Meredith Aby <awcmere [at] gmail.com> Subject: Economic crisis 10.29 3:30pm Picket and Press Conference: Anniversary of the 1929 Wall Street Crash, Low Income and Working Families to Demand that Governor Pawlenty and Legislature Respond to Economic Crisis! WED, 10/29 @ 3:30pm at MN State Capitol, St. Paul For many, October 29th, 1929 marked the beginning of the Great Depression. On Wednesday, October 29th, the Welfare Rights Committee, along with others, will hold a picket, bannering and press conference at the MN State Capitol. Protesters will demand that Governor Pawlenty and state politicians call a state of emergency and address the economic crisis going on for families in our state. While Governor Pawlenty and others are narrowly focused on the upcoming elections, thousands more have lost their homes to housing foreclosures, thousands are losing unemployment, thousands are facing job layoffs, food shelves are seeing massive increases of people in need, and homelessness has increased over 20%. The State of Minnesota is already facing nearly a billion dollar deficit and this will likely increase greatly. More families will face the reality of no income and look to welfare--the program which legislators stole over $80 million from in 2008 to balance the budget deficit! The Welfare Rights Committee will also announce a state initiative to respond to the economic crisis. The WRC will call for others to join them in forwarding a people's agenda which demands a moratorium on foreclosures, extension of unemployment benefits, a moratorium on the welfare time limit, a freeze on layoffs as well as other initiatives. WRC will demand NO CUTS to poor and working people, and that politicians make the RICH pay for the crisis! Organized by the Welfare Rights Committee. --------3 of 13-------- From: Nicole Waxmonsky-Tu <Nickel542 [at] yahoo.com> Subject: Corridor 10.29 6:30pm The important details here: http://www.cityofroseville.com/index.asp?NID=1383 The cities of Roseville, Falcon Heights and Lauderdale invite you to an informational meeting on October 29 at 6:30 pm to discuss the development of a non-motorized transportation corridor. The meeting will be at Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 Larpenteur Ave West. --------4 of 13-------- From: Charles Underwood <charleyunderwood [at] hotmail.com> Subject: Ban torture 10.29 7pm Rochester MN Wednesday, 10/29, 7 pm, campaign to ban torture "Do No Harm: Can We Reconcile Torture with American Values," with 2 generals, the director of Center for the Victims of Torture and the president of the MN Evangelical Association, Rochester Community and Technical College, Heintz Center, 1926 Colllegeview Rd SD, Rochester. --------5 of 13-------- From: volunteer [at] farheenhakeem.org Subject: Farheen/61B 10.29 GreenParty candidate for Mn House 61B This is it - the final week. In 7 days, we will know if all of our hard work will make history. If you have not volunteered for the campaign before, this is the time to do so. Here are the list of activities: - WEDNESDAY 10/29: We are starting phone banking. Please contact volunteer [at] farheenhakeem.org for lists. - THURSDAY 10/30: We are continuing phone banking. Please contact volunteer [at] farheenhakeem.org for lists - FRIDAY 10/31: Sticker Party at Dan's house - 3317 Elliot Ave. S. We will be labeling our door hangers. Contact dan [at] dandittmann.org for more details. - SATURDAY 11/1: Walking around the district dropping literature. Please show up to 3315 Elliot Ave. S. for map, instructions, and packet of literature. - SUNDAY 11/2: Continuing dropping literature. Please show up to 3315 Elliot Ave. S. for map, instructions, and packet of literature. - MONDAY 11/3: Last call for dropping literature. Please show up to 3315 Elliot Ave. S. for map, instructions, and packet of literature. - ELECTION DAY 11/4: Last minute knocking on doors to get people to go and vote. We really need your help to beat the old guard machine politics. Farheen Hakeem is running with out the help of candidates from higher office. Running on her own merits and knowledge, Farheen Hakeem knows that she will serve the District using her skills and energy. Come out and be the change you want to see in this world! The Hakeem Campaign Team. --------6 of 13-------- From: alforgreens [at] comcast.net Subject: Hancock/46B 10.30 4pm Hancock Campaign Mn House/46B/Green Party October Thur 30 Lit Drop 4PM-6:30 PM November Sun 2 Lit Drop 1PM-6PM come at 12:15 for lunch Mon 3 Lit Drop 1PM-6PM come at 12:15 for lunch Come anytime between the times noted. Appreciate an RSVP so we know the number for lunch or dinner. 763-561-9758 -Allan Hancock --------7 of 13-------- From: Greg and Sue Skog <family4peace [at] msn.com> Subject: Eagan peace vigil 10.30 4:30pm CANDLELIGHT PEACE VIGIL EVERY THURSDAY from 4:30-5:30pm on the Northwest corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan. We have signs and candles. Say "NO to war!" The weekly vigil is sponsored by: Friends south of the river speaking out against war. --------8 of 13-------- From: Carole Rydberg <carydberg [at] comcast.net> Subject: New Hope demo 10.30 4:45pm NWN4P-New Hope demonstration every Thursday 4:45 to 5:45pm at the corner of Winnetka and 42nd. You may park near Walgreens or in the larger lot near McDonalds; we will be on all four corners. Bring your own or use our signs. --------9 of 13-------- From: EKalamboki [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 10.30 5pm NORTHTOWN Peace Vigil every Thursday 5-6pm, at the intersection of Co. Hwy 10 and University Ave NE (SE corner across from Denny's), in Blaine. Communities situated near the Northtown Mall include: Blaine, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and Coon Rapids. We'll have extra signs. For more information people can contact Evangelos Kalambokidis by phone or email: (763)574-9615, ekalamboki [at] aol.com. --------10 of 13-------- From: Socialist Appeal <new [at] socialistappeal.org> Subject: Marxism/$$crisis 10.30 6:30pm Has the Capitalist System Failed? Marxism & the Economic Crisis. October 30, 2008 @ 6:30pm Walker Library 2880 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis Why is the economy in trouble? What does the bailout mean for working people? Does the crisis prove that Marx was right? These and other questions will be discussed in detail. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Workers International League. John Peterson, editor of Socialist Appeal, will introduce the discussion. There will be plenty of time for questions and debate. Contacts: John Peterson (651) 373-7609 Josh Lucker (618) 691-8277 wil [at] socialistappeal.org --------11 of 13-------- The End of the American Road The New Neo-Con Reality By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS CounterPunch October 28, 2008 "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." --Bush White House aide explaining the New Reality The New American Century lasted a decade. Financial crisis and defeated objectives in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Georgia brought the neoconservative project for American world hegemony crashing to a close in the autumn of 2008. The neocons used September 11, 2001, as a "new Pearl Harbor" to give power precedence over law domestically and internationally. The executive branch no longer had to obey federal statutes, such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or honor international treaties, such as the Geneva Conventions. An asserted "terrorist threat" to national security became the cloak which hid US imperial interests as the Bush Regime set about dismantling US civil liberties and the existing order of international law constructed by previous governments during the post-war era. Perhaps the neoconservative project for world hegemony would have lasted a bit longer had the neocons possessed intellectual competence. On the war front, the incompetent neocons predicted that the Iraq war would be a six-week cakewalk, whose $70 billion cost would be paid out of Iraqi oil revenues. President Bush fired White House economist Larry Lindsey for estimating that the war would cost $200 billion. The current estimate by experts is that the Iraq war has cost American taxpayers between two and three trillion dollars. And the six-week war is now the six-year war. On the economic front, the incompetent neocons overlooked the fact that a country that relocates its industry and best jobs abroad in order to maximize short-run profits becomes progressively economically weaker. Propagandistic talk about a "New Economy" built around financial dominance covered up the fact that the US was the world's greatest debtor country, dependent on foreigners to finance the daily operation of its government, the home mortgages of its citizens, and its military operations abroad. In Iraq the neocons gave up their hegemonic military pretensions when they put 80,000 Sunni insurgents on the US Army's payroll in order to scale down the fighting and reduce US casualties. In Afghanistan the neocons gave up more military pretensions when they had to rely on NATO troops to fight the Taliban. US military pretensions came to an end in Georgia when the Bush Regime sent Georgian troops to ethnically cleanse South Ossetia of Russian residents in order to end the secessionist movement in the province, thereby clearing the path for Georgia's NATO membership. It took Russian soldiers only a few hours to destroy the US and Israeli trained and equipped Georgian Army. The ongoing financial crisis has put an end to the pretensions of American financial hegemony and free-market illusions that deregulation and offshoring had brought prosperity to America. In a long article, "The End of Arrogance," on September 30, the German news magazine Der Spiegel observed: This is no longer the muscular and arrogant United States the world knows, the superpower that sets the rules for everyone else and that considers its way of thinking and doing business to be the only road to success. "Also on display is the end of arrogance. The Americans are now paying the price for their pride. "Gone are the days when the US could go into debt with abandon, without considering who would end up footing the bill. And gone are the days when it could impose its economic rules of engagement on the rest of the world, rules that emphasized profit above all else - without ever considering that such returns cannot be achieved by doing business in a respectable way. "A new chapter in economic history has begun, one in which the United States will no longer play its former dominant role. A process of redistributing money and power around the world - away from America and toward the resource-rich countries and rising industrialized nations in Asia -- has been underway for years. The financial crisis will only accelerate the process." Looking at his defeated adversary, George W. Bush, brought down by military and economic failure, Iranian President Ahmadinejad observed: "The American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road, and its next rulers must limit their interference to their own borders". Truer words were never spoken. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions. He can be reached at: PaulCraigRoberts [at] yahoo.com --------12 of 13-------- Two Bills That Would Change America Share the Sacrifices, Share the Benefits By RALPH NADER CounterPunch October 28, 2008 I wish to declare the principle of political equivalence as grounds for the moral authority to govern through shared benefits and sacrifices between these in Washington, D.C. who rule and the citizens who are ruled. Two simple, short bills in Congress will illustrate this major way to improve the quality of public deliberation, enhance the well-being of the populace and provide equity, now sorely lacking as the gap between Congress, the White House and the people widens recklessly. The first legislation would state that anytime the Congress and the White House plunge our country, either constitutionally or unconstitutionally, into a war or significant armed conflict beyond our borders, all age-qualified and able-bodied children and grandchildren of all members of Congress and the President and Vice President will be conscripted immediately into the armed forces. President George W. Bush, who took our country into an illegal, continuing war of aggression against Iraq in 2003 on a platform of lies, deceptions and cover-ups, has caused the loss of 4,200 American lives, 100,000 injuries and over one million civilian Iraqi lives. At $14 million per hour, plus the long term expenses, this war will cost taxpayers three trillion dollars according to Nobel Laureate economist, Joseph Stieglitz. Imagine how many public facilities throughout America such a sum could repair, expand and modernize. Imagine the well-paying jobs in every community. Mr. Bush has stated often that the Iraq war and occupation has been "worth the sacrifice". By whom? Certainly not the Bush and Cheney families. Their children, starting with Jenna and Barbara, are enjoying their comfortable lives far from the horrors inflicted on that distant country and its people. The clear anticipation that the politician's offspring be at risk or, at the least, be very inconvenienced by commencing their military career, would induce much more careful public deliberations on Capitol Hill and in the White House. As long as the political rulers, with the savoring corporate profiteers by their side, can send other young Americans to die and kill - mostly poor whites, African Americans and Latinos - they will be more susceptible to be swept by emotions of giving over their constitutional responsibilities to presidential warmongers who bully and stampede them toward funding violent follies. Equivalence would provide members of Congress with incentives to avoid the triad of being gutless, spineless, and deliberately clueless so as to acquire deniability. The second bill would stipulate that no member of Congress, and no President, Vice President or Cabinet member would have any health insurance, pension or other benefits until all Americans are provided these long overdue essential benefits of a giant, modern economy. With such equivalence, members of Congress would not be so cavalier about indexing their salaries to inflation but denying such to the federal minimum wage now wallowing at $6.55 per hour. Inflation-adjusted since 1968, when labor productivity was half of what it is today, the minimum wage would now be $10 per hour. Even at that level, it would still be far less than the $100 per hour, including benefits that Senators and Representatives now receive. In the nineteen thirties, John Maynard Keynes thought it would not be long before high-productivity economies would solve what he called "the economic problem". After World War II, Western European peoples, rising from the ruins of that conflagration, secured for themselves universal health insurance, decent wages, decent pensions, four-week paid vacation, paid maternity and family sick leave. Most of these nations abolished the chronic poverty such as that which exists and is growing in our country. Who will introduce these two legislative bills? Congressman Dennis Kucinich? Senator Russ Feingold? Will readers of this column communicate with their members of Congress about the wondrous effects of political equivalence on a much needed sense of community between the rulers and the ruled? Ralph Nader is running for president as an independent. --------13 of 13-------- High Time to Boycott Elections by Reza Fiyouzat October 28th, 2008 Dissident Voice How long shall we allow the system to kick us in the head, take our money, insult us after taking our money, and still expect us to participate in its frauds? With every passing year, the differences between the two ruling political parties in the U.S. diminish further, and their outlook, conduct and even advertising campaigns merge so much so that their members can be mistaken one for the other. By now it must be clear that the "two-party" system is not only no such thing; it is corrupt to the bone. It should be instructive to recount some major points of Obama's record: Barack Obama has voted for all the war funding bills that have gone through the Congress; Obama has voted for USA PATRIOT ACT that effectively suspended the habeas corpus, and he voted for the FISA bill that gave free reign to government to spy on all Americans; his Democratic Party has gone along with policies allowing torture, and we have not heard a single word out of candidate Obama regarding the evils of torturing people; had it not been for the Supreme Court rulings, the Democrats would not have been the ones to come to the defense of habeas corpus, this oldest of legal protections granted to human beings against arbitrary government harassment, and neither have we heard anything from Obama, although he is reported to be a constitutional lawyer; it was with the energetic pushing and shoving of the Democratic presidential nominee, Barak Obama, that the theft of people's money was given legal cover in the recent $700 billion bailout of the banking industry (the actual figures are much higher). Moreover, as pertains to how the American imperial machinations work beyond the American borders, Obama, or at least his rhetoric, is every bit as dangerous and bloodthirsty as McCain's. He was one of the first people to advocate publicly (and on campaign trail, which is even more telling) that Pakistani sovereignty be disregarded and indeed violated completely if, with regards to the "war on terror", the Pakistani government "can't do the job". He is a strong advocate of increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan and to intensify the bloodletting in that country, in a war of occupation every bit as barbaric and immoral as that in Iraq. As regards the war of occupation in Iraq, Obama has never said he will end the occupation; in his stated policy, he will leave a substantial number of troops in Iraq to "fight the terrorists" and protect the embassy, "aid workers", etc., which is to say he too will leave substantial troops in Iraq, into an indefinite future. Finally, as regards the ongoing, brutal subjugation of the Palestinian people, the theft of their lands, water and resources under one of the most barbaric contemporary colonial ventures, he is every bit a slave to the Israeli lobby and government. If all these were not enough, we are now witnessing the defection of "moderate" (the lesser of the bigger evil) Republicans onto the bandwagon of this able champion of empire; not just any Republican (for example, Ron Paul), but the likes of the war criminal Colin Powell, whose UN speech in February 2003 - while holding up some supposedly evidential glass vial, with the CIA chief, Tenet, and the hated Negroponte right behind him - is now remembered only too painfully by the world that continues to pay in blood, tears and humiliation for the crimes of the American empire. His running mate's resume is even darker, but we need not go there. Despite all this, a good section of the American left is still agonizing over whether or not to vote for this "lesser" evil! Luminaries as large as Chomsky and Zinn, The Nation magazine, and even the Communist Party USA, as they did in the 2004 presidential elections, are again raising the specter of the "necessity" of voting, albeit with noses well held, for Obama. Some qualify this support with: "But, don't have any illusions!" Anybody who supports, even qualified twenty-fold, the notion of voting for an imperial (hence criminal) Democratic Party candidate, is already filled with illusions. What on earth is the point of voting at all, when the two evils under consideration do not present much noticeable degree of difference in their dispositions? Such recommendations coming from the "left" are stunningly amusing if it weren't so infuriating to hear such talk always certified with tons of qualifications, which in turn make the recommendations not just absurd, but insane. A nice sample of such was posted on MRZine ("Taking Politics Seriously"). The authors, Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood, after stating that they would be voting for Obama, proceed to acknowledge all the horrible qualities of Obama the candidate, leaving the reader to wonder why then they are voting for him! And the answer is simple: it is a vote against McCain. Basically, they argue that Obama-Biden ticket is less scary than McCain-Palin. Obama's own qualities do not make him a very desirable candidate to be supported by the left, but since the left must by all means necessary defeat the crazy far right, then by simplistic syllogism they conclude that the left must vote for Obama. The other point they make is that a vote for Obama is a slap in the face of racism. To think that one is fighting racism while voting for a candidate that upholds every racist element of the structures of imperialism is to venture into political oblivion. Such arguments can only come from people who do nothing whatsoever to change the really existing political life of the U.S. in between presidential elections. But, of course, every four years they must express some political recommendation of sorts, and out of desperate frustration, due to seeing the political field as only what the system presents (i.e., due to the fact that they do not act as subjective agencies), they can only decide which system-provided choice is less harmful. This is the gist of their dilemma. So long as the left in the U.S. does not create its own independent institutions, so long as there is no institutional alternative that can channel people's grievances, and so long as there is no political party representing the working classes along a socialist outlook, the current balance of forces will continue to work increasingly against the working people and those interested in a more just society, and no matter how learned we might be, we will end up supporting the "lesser" of the two evil parties dominating the people; in other words, supporting the imperial system. What to do then? For starters, a good half of the eligible voters have been conducting a de facto boycott of the presidential elections, since they instinctively and correctly realize that the two ruling parties do not represent them. So, why not join them? The only thing that can transform "apathy" into an actual political force is to recognize that a boycott of the elections must be done loudly and with the purpose of announcing to the non-voting public that another way must be sought and created to bring about political change. This other way must engage them, the non-voting population, in a serious effort to build a real party of opposition. This, in turn, requires a genuine opposition party-building effort. The Populists in the 19th century did not agonize over whether or not to vote for the lesser evils of their days. They built their own party. Granted, by the end of the 19th century, the Democrats had pretty much swallowed them whole, by adopting key elements of their platform reflecting their social demands, while watering them down, and blunting their force. But, the organizing spirit of the Populists is something to learn from. The lesson: Build your own party! Oppose both ruling parties consistently. Within the context of building a real opposition party, then, a boycott as a tactical move makes good political sense. It would bring coherence and political direction to energies not wasted in the electoral fraud (yet sitting still), not burned in the electoral game presented by the system as an opiate (to paraphrase Max Kantar). In my opinion, at this point, the tiny benefits of getting the independent candidates, such as McKinney or Nader, enough votes to bring them Federal dollars and a place on the presidential debates in the next election, is simply not worth the participation in the fraud created by this machinery of deception called "voting", which in turn only helps feed the illusion that there is strong democracy in America. The American people are fed this lie every four years that their voices can make a difference. Really? It didn't make a jot of difference in 2006, when people, out of pure illusion, voted into the Congress a majority of Democrats with the hope that they would bring the war of occupation in Iraq to a speedy end. As George Carlin would have said, people might as well have wished on a rabbit's foot! It didn't make any difference when a huge majority of the American people kept yelling down the jammed Congressional telephone lines, and over-stuffed Congressional email inboxes with, "Don't give my money away to those scum sucking swine!" The people's "representatives" stole people's money anyway and handed it over to the banksters in broad daylight! So, to repeat, what's the point of voting for these people? Except getting demoralized, such behavior has no other effect. If people such as Chomsky and Zinn had spent the last thirty years of their lives, using their immense authority and influence, building truly oppositional parties, maybe for the past two presidential elections they wouldn't have to recommend voting for such a corrupt bunch of people, and instead could recommend voting for a truly oppositional party that really channeled people's grievances, with some (even if symbolic) presence in the legislature. The irony of it all is that Mr. Chomsky has built himself a reputation (at least he used to talk about this in his lectures and interviews) for not telling people what they should do, since, according to him, such is not desirable in his anarchist belief system. Yet, in the last two presidential elections, he has chosen to recommend supporting one of the major (and arguably the most successful) pillars of American imperialism! Whence the contradictions? These contradictions come from the material conditions of lack of political alternatives, which, fret not, can be built starting now. So, instead of wringing our hands over whether or not to vote for an evil, which is only a tiny bit less so, let us recognize the necessity of building a truly oppositional party. The first step in that direction is a loud boycott of these elections with an even louder declaration that voting is bunk until real political alternatives representing people's needs are built. Don't waste your vote, and don't encourage the bastards. Invest your time vociferously boycotting the voting farce, and build an oppositional socialist party. Reza Fiyouzat can be reached at: rfiyouzat [at] yahoo.com. Read other articles by Reza. This article was posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at 8:01am and is filed under "Third" Party, Activism, Capitalism, Democracy, Democrats, Elections, Right Wing Jerks. 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