Krysten Sinema is the Epitome of Political Corruption

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      When Bobby Kennedy went after organized crime in the early 1960s, one of the things he learned was that the Mafia had a series of rituals new members went through to declare their loyalty and promise they’d never turn away from their new benefactors.  Once in, they’d be showered with money and protection, but they could never leave and even faced serious problems if they betrayed the syndicate.

      Which brings us to the story of Kyrsten Sinema.

      For a  republican democracy to actually work, average citizens with a passion for making their country better must be able to run for public office without needing wealthy or powerful patrons; this is a concept that dates back to Aristotle’s rants on the topic. And Sinema was, in the beginning, just that sort of person. But I’m getting ahead of myself…

      After the Nixon and Agnew bribery scandals were fully revealed with a series of congressional investigations leading to Nixon’s resignation in 1974, Congress passed and President Jerry Ford signed into law a series of “good government” laws that provided for public funding of elections and strictly limited the role of big money in campaigns.


      Sinema & Manchin might want to watch their backs. The level of frustration might reach the point that some bullets will be labeled with their names. I wish Thom would quit referring to the completely debunked RussiaGate. I quit listening to his radio show long ago when he bought into that BS.

      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK "If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth." ~ Julian Assange #SurviveAndRevolt

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      They just don’t bother to lie about who they really are.  Just think how useful they are – stopping pretend progressive legislation, whilst enabling the already started exhortations that “we need to elect more Democrats to counteract the, um, Democrats”  campaign and fundraising efforts.  Looks to me like what the Democrats really really really excel at is – fundraising.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

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      To echo the point @djean111 wrote.

      Calling Sinema corrupt (not because she takes corporate money but rather, because she won’t help pass the corrupt Democrats bills) without calling out the corruption of Nancy Pelosi or Joe Biden is so obviously hypocritical as to give me a momentary “am I stupid, or did I wake up in another universe where nothing makes sense?” pause.

      Now, Krysten Sinema is corrupt, but not extraordinarily so you wonder, why is she being singled out? It’s because she is not engaging in the Democratic Party’s unique brand of corruption.

      As to Thom Hartmann, he has been firmly in the “vote blue no matter who”, pro-neoliberalism camp for years. As a reliable hack, he is rewarded for supporting the corrupt status quo, arguing it’s regrettable, but it’s all we have and there is nothing any of us can do about it. In addition, he is a fake journalist, a minor league Rachel Maddow, someone who lies about his mission and disseminates propaganda at the behest of the established left wing of the oligarchic duopoly. Take, for example, this passage:

      They warned in their dissent that foreign money would corrupt our elections and we saw that in a big way in 2016. There’s apparently no way of knowing how much of today’s political turmoil — from school board to election commission to hospital and airplane violence — is being orchestrated and amplified by foreign players on social media masquerading as Americans to weaken our country.

      Gets in a Russia-gate dig at Trump, and – carrying on with the pro-censorship theme now popular among beltway Democrats – attacks current speech in the US as being too free, even harmful (implying treason and espionage while he’s at it). From someone who holds himself out as a journalist. A journalist attacking free speech – only in today’s corrupt DC.

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      Nice one Closeup.  Summed up perfectly! Hartmann does nothing but promote himself. connecting him to madcow awesome!


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      I used to listen to Thom Hartmann nightly in my car while driving home from work and found myself agreeing with him most of the time. I especially liked when he took calls from his listeners.

      He wrote a good book about the American Oligarchy. In his book it was clear to me he was a loyal true-blue Democrat. He did mention Russia a couple of times in his book, but it was about the Russian oligarchs.

      Here’s something I just came across in his book — a quote by Joseph Stalin:

      “I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.”

      It’s ironic that quotes like the above Stalin quote are now used by Republicans, specifically Trumpers.

      But getting back to Sinema, I wouldn’t be surprised if she blocks the Reconciliation Bill single handily, even a much watered-down version.

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        I call her a person of “Easily Negotiable Virtue”

        And evidently Very Easily Negotiable.

        I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

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      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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      compared to Cheney and Feinstein and MacConnell and Pelosi and Biden she’s barely out of the bush leagues.

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