"The difference between the Democrats and the Republicans on entitlements comes down to this: Democratic elites want to pretend that they are asking for equal sacrifice from rich, middle class and poor alike so that they can assuage their consciences for inflicting pain on the more vulnerable members of society. Republican elites have no such need --- they enjoy inflicting pain on the more vulnerable members of society. "
That's about it today. With the election of Obama, we now have a choice between the guy who rapes you at knifepoint in the street and the guy who feeds you drinks and then claims you wanted it.
I am getting to the point where I don't even see much point in bothering to fight a useless battle any more. No one who has any power is on our side any more, and it pretty much looks to me like the nation is ready to commit suicide. The people of Germany in 1933 used to seem so crazy to me. Now they seem just like Americans. Oh, we don't go for the uniforms and the flags, no. Can't be bothered with that. Our voters are ready to buy into the fascism without even the decoration.