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Democracy is democratic in that it only lets that whatever will happen, happens. And for Americans in the 21st Century, it means that money has to hide behind the ideals of anyone else or LBJ . All the commendable prattle was eviscerated from the Constitution, and now that all pretenses about human rights are stripped from the Bill of Rights, capitalism and cash have appeared to take preeminence in the democratic procedure. Democracy is held by cash quickly by the throat. LBJ and Kennedy were only two odd men out. And idealism did not work out nicely for Carter.
Now that the Corporatocracy is outside in plain sight, it is extremely clear what democracy means in America. Barring some really unusual set of conditions, the nominee with the most support of corporate interests and lobbyists will win. And if the cash race is close, then the success of backstabbing that is idealistic decides the winner.
There actually is no longer a significant difference between Republicans and Democrats. The Republicans change to the right, and as the Democrats switch to the right, it’s clear the real winners in American politics are the conglomerate of private health insurance firms, and AIPAC, Mobil, Shell, BP, Merck. Cash does, actually, make the world go around.
And President Obama is good with this. Is Nancy Pelosi, and Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner et al. The actual fight being ran in the name of ‘democracy’ is about who controls the purse strings.