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May 29, 2012



No matter which intelligent reform one passes, Republicans will subvert it. No matter what progress one devises, Republicans will find a loophole in it. No matter what compromise one agrees to, Republicans will, afterwards, look to twist to their own ends.

There are flaws in any constitutional system and a party like the Republicans makes it their goal to seek them out and exploit them. If we had a parliamentary system, Republicans would be using different tactics while pursuing the same strategy. In dealing with this problem any solution based on constitutional reform is a red herring. The problem is the Republicans' morality, and like they say you can't legislate morality.


"Mann-Ornstein realistically concede that "in the short run," Republicans won't change, although "If our democracy is to regain its health and vitality, the culture and ideological center of the Republican Party must change" [my emphasis]. Their short-term recommendation, though? It's doable. Very doable. We must demand of the political press that it do its damn job: that it mustn't "seek professional safety through the even-handed, unfiltered presentation of opposing views."

The problem, however, is that the corporate media are not about to betray their interests.In my humble opinion, the only salvation for America democracy will probably come from social media.

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