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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Monday, October 22, 2012

There's got to be a better way

You mean we're putting up with this campaign for nothing?

The broken nature of the American political system has been on vivid display from it endless length to the billions wasted on ads that could have spent on getting someone other than political consultants and ad makers back to work to the lack of honesty on how we got here and what it will take to get us out of it.

But perhaps the most depressing thought of all is the outcome will depend on "undecided" voters in 106 counties scattered across the nation.

You know, those "low-information voters" who have been living under rocks and have no sense of what has led up to this point: what Barack Obama has done after walking into a George W. Bush, GOP-led train wreck and how Mitt Romney will say or do anything without the courage of convictions.

The presidential election -- as many taking place in individual states around the country -- has become a play toy of the rich to purchase a better situation at the expense of the rank and file who work. Money has corrupted our system and politicians, in both parties, are available to the highest bidder.

It's a truly sad statement on what has happened to what had been a marvelous system born to avoid the class inequities of a monarchy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that it is frustrating to have our political future decided by such a small percentage of voters whose total understanding of our predicament is based on a 30 second attack ad. While my belief of how we got here (NAFTA, Clinton's repeal of Glass-Steagel) is different that yours, I think it is time to give a voting exam. We don't allow people to drive until they know some basic rules, why should we allow people to vote when they have no idea how the country works. Not based on ideology but basic civics.

October 22, 2012 5:20 AM  
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October 23, 2012 9:55 AM  

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