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We've already discussed before (and indeed I wrote about) the necessity to kill the host to get rid of the out-oc-control parasites, but it is also conceivable that it won't be required.

As I noted in the dKos thread:

[The optimism is] about the fact that (some) politicians will realize, at some point, that it is better for them to betray the oligarchs in the pursuit of populism in the form of actually sensible (for the common good) policies.

Because, make no mistake, they absolutely have the power to take on the oligarchs on and win. The politician who would run on a simple plank: annul Goldman Sachs' banking license (ie sentence them to death) would be elected in a landslide. And it would be exceedingly easy to do, once in power.

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 at 04:53:13 PM EST
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