I reluctantly align myself with the Democrats.
The poor Democrats simply dither on a progressive lite agenda. In truth they simply have no guts and constantly let the Republicans walk all over them. The Democrats under Obama just like under Clinton seem to be satisfied with triangulating to end up only slightly better than the Republicans. This is a very low standard indeed.
The Republicans think the South won the Civil War.
What was at one time the party of Lincoln has become the party of even bigger money. That’s not new, but today’s Republican is completely craven.
Worst of all, the Supreme Court, mostly appointed by conservative presidents, with the consent of spineless Democrats, has assured that the party with the most corporate money will win because, (get this) corporations are people, too.
The tea party is the party of the 1950s. They harken back to John Birchers, McCarthyism and blacklists. History, to these poor folks, is like a fundamentalist religion. The Constitution, like the Bible, is holy writ handed down by the founders/God. Their leaders, highly paid, right-wing radio and TV pundits, simply make up amazing junk which these poor dupes swallow like Kool-Aid.
People, read the Constitution yourself. It’s not difficult and Glenn Beck is so wrong.
Being an old lefty, I am afflicted by the ancient fear that these last folks will bring us to fascism. I am seriously worried because the tea party is the tail wagging the Republican dog.