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Thu Mar 19, 2015, 07:57 PM

Here is the steaming pile of justice the Democratic Party is serving us. It stinks to high hell.

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If you are rich and/or powerful, no worries. The Democratic Party has your ass covered. Republican or not. And like it or not, the disparity has been further institutionalized by what I call the Obama Doctrine.

No prosecutions for Iraq War lies and deception costing 100,000 lives, setting the stage for ISIS.

No prosecutions for torture. All Apologies.

No prosecutions for lying to Congress about the true scope of NSA surveillance programs.

No prosecutions for Wall Street fraud that crippled the world's economy, depressed wages and left millions without jobs.

No prosecutions for our police force who, even with 4 or 5 cops, cannot take an unarmed black man into custody without beating him or shooting him dead.

No prosecutions in Ferguson for criminal conspiracy, racketeering and a corrupt organization run by municipal employees.

No penalties for senior government officials running unarchived, private email servers in their basement, boiler room, or wherever - thus leaving the nation's historical official public business vulnerable to hackers, foreign agents and random email administrators.

A misdemeanor with no jail time for David Petraeus who fed his mistress Top Secret information and gave special press access to reporters who were appropriately deferential which in some cases meant fucking Gen. Petraius.

Last month, a former C.I.A. officer, John C. Kiriakou, was released from prison after serving nearly two years for telling a reporter the name of a C.I.A. officer involved in the agency’s interrogation program. When Mr. Kiriakou pleaded guilty in October 2012, Mr. Petraeus was the C.I.A. director.

“Oaths do matter,” Mr. Petraeus said, “and there are indeed consequences for those who believe they are above the laws that protect our fellow officers and enable American intelligence agencies to operate with the requisite degree of secrecy.”

Days after making that statement, Mr. Petraeus was interviewed by the F.B.I. about whether he, too, had illegally disclosed classified information. He said he had not. A month later, the F.B.I. investigation became public, as did his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Mr. Petraeus resigned.http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/us/politics/letter-calls-plea-deal-for-david-petraeus-a-profound-double-standard.html


The "Economy Class Citizen" Is Getting Their Ass Kicked

God help you if you aren't rich and/or a powerful individual in Washington. Federal prosecutors have charged more public servants for leaking classified information to journalists during the Obama administration than all previous administrations.

Meanwhile... With only 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. has 25% of the world’s prison population – that makes us the world’s largest jailer.

Since 1970, our prison population has risen 700%.

One in 99 adults are living behind bars in the U.S. This marks the highest rate of imprisonment in American history.

One in 31 adults are under some form of correctional control, counting prison, jail, parole and probation populations.

The Democratic Party doesn't need this shit. We have come to expect this behavior from Republicans. Why are New Democrats embracing this disparity by claiming it as the "new reality"?

https://www.aclu.org/safe-communities-fair-sentences/prison-crisis

How could anyone support such massive disparity? Yet, you won't hear the Democratic Party demanding reform. That's because it might upset the money interests who control the Democratic Party. It might even land some of them in jail. That would be a good thing.

Until we end the hypocrisy and deception, the two parties will remain closer than they appear.


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Reply Here is the steaming pile of justice the Democratic Party is serving us. It stinks to high hell. (Original post)
whereisjustice Mar 2015 OP
guillaumeb Mar 2015 #1
whereisjustice Mar 2015 #2
Phlem Mar 2015 #4
Vincardog Mar 2015 #6
840high Mar 2015 #9
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L0oniX Mar 2015 #3
bahrbearian Mar 2015 #5
840high Mar 2015 #7
WillyT Mar 2015 #8
Scuba Mar 2015 #10
Doctor_J Mar 2015 #11
whereisjustice Mar 2015 #15
whereisjustice Mar 2015 #12
fasttense Mar 2015 #13
whereisjustice Mar 2015 #14
ellenrr Mar 2015 #16
appalachiablue Apr 2015 #17
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #18

Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 08:18 PM

1. a question about this

do you think these issues JUST MIGHT be the reason many people do not vote at all?

between disenfranchisement and disillusionment no wonder only 34% of the voters voted in 2014

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 08:25 PM

2. Absolutely, this is the reason - the Obama Doctrine creates a protected class, immune from

justice. If the Democratic Party doesn't want another President Bush, they have to represent the majority of people they are expected to serve. Until then, whining about people not voting is just an excuse to avoid discussing how neither Republicans nor Democrats hold public officials accountable for their corruption.

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Response to whereisjustice (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 08:58 PM

4. yep.

The last midterms was the result. But nooooo, it's the voter's fault. Blaming the voters is just painfully ignorant anymore.

Don't worry! Hillary's got this!

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Response to whereisjustice (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 10:40 PM

6. The Democratic Party elite don't give a flying fig if we have President bush or HRC as long

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as their riches increase. All they care about is covering their own a$$e$ and enriching the already obscenely rich.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 10:47 PM

9. Give me something and

 

someone to vote for.

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 08:56 PM

3. *

 

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 09:07 PM

5. We are just looking forward.

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 10:46 PM

7. K/R

 

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 10:47 PM

8. Huge K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 


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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:01 AM

10. Sadly accurate. K&R.

 

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 02:38 PM

11. Abortion rights!

 

Pretty soon that will be our entire campaign

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:06 PM

15. Yes, they distract us with wedge issues while they collude to take the last of whatever we have

TPP, police state abuse, surveillance, torture, environment, wages, retirement, it goes on and on...

The Dem Party is ZZZZZzzzzzZZZzzzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

All of this continues to have a profound negative impact on quality of life in America.

But mention abortion and the party springs to life.

Both political parties are pandering to us.



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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:47 PM

12. The Obama Doctrine applied to fracking...

A good example of the Obama Doctrine is in the latest toothless fracking regulations (emphasis mine):

They will require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used in the fracturing process within 30 days of completing fracking operations, using an industry-run website called FracFocus.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/21/us/politics/obama-administration-unveils-federal-fracking-regulations.html?_r=0


Self reporting the chemicals used 30 days AFTER completing operations? And who is going to keep them from lying? What penalties will they pay for violations? Who will prosecute them?

If you read through the regulations, there is little for the industry to complain about. Oh, sure, they'll bitch and moan about how this will kill the oil and gas industry, oh woe, such hardship, blah, blah

Privately, they are laughing their asses off at us. Once again we are chumps.

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 12:34 PM

13. Until the economic system is changed, political power will fall back into the laps of the uber rich

 

Democracy tries to cage in capitalism with laws, rules and ethics. But it always breaks free because the wealth, the money, remains in the hands of a few rich people. In capitalism, the wealth of nations goes into the pockets of a handful of people just like in feudal and slavery economic systems. To have true democracy, you have to democratize the economic system. Capital can NOT be the basis for all wealth, as it is today, and allow democracy to flourish. Allowing capital to control everything, gives an unfair advantage to those born with wealth. And with that advantage the children of the wealthy gobble up all the political power. It is inevitable.

That's why the Koch brothers, Mitt and the Waltons are so into politics. Because they were born into wealth. They did NOT have to work a day in their life to survive. The uber rich use their unearned incomes to buy up our political system. Both parties cater to the rich because that's where the money is. Until we demand that the uber rich return our national wealth, through huge amounts of taxation, they will control us. We must take back our stolen wealth by taxing the uber rich to death and getting rid of capitalism.

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Response to fasttense (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 12:55 PM

14. I agree - there is no Democracy without justice. Our system of justice is in rapid decline.

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 04:42 AM

16. great post - I would add

re foreign policy both parties support Israel and refuse to recognize the massacres in Gaza.

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:15 PM

17. Although the TPP is being assisted & lobbied in a buy-partisan manner now, the two parties

can't work together on the development of jobs, green energy and other programs to benefit workers and the economy that were proposed early in the administration. The collaboration on trade policy to benefit transnational corporations and the investor class seems paramount to legislators like foreign policy. The deadlock needs to change, some day.

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Response to whereisjustice (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 02:09 PM

18. The minute we were told that we were 'moving forward' from War Crimes, by the Dem President we

supported to bring back the Rule of Law, I realized how naive we had been to think it was about parties.

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