OK, let's be honest here folks. We used to need the oil from the ME. We don't need it any more. Russia used to have power because of their ability to bring oil but now we can replace that. The world has changed. America is now, by far, the most powerful country in the world, not just militarily bur also we are the biggest supplier of energy in the world.
We can now effectively control the price of oil and natural gas.
We have, by far, the most powerful military in the world.
Our problem is that some of us want to use that for good while some of us want to use that for power and profit.
I don't think I am being rude when I say that the Republican party wants to use it for power and profit.
The Democratic Party wants to use it for the benefit of mankind.
Both parties are the same? --------!
Some Democrats aren't perfect, they're humans, but the party is dedicated to the benefit of the average working American and the welfare of people in every nation on Earth.
Deny it, go on a Hillary rant, whatever, it's still the truth.
I'm 67 years old and I have watched politics all my life. I am not a naive person, I know some Democrats go astray, but the Democratic Party is the best option for struggling Americans, we do care about you. We are you.
Tell the Jill Steins of this world to present some results, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps? Greens have brought nothing.
And I don't hate the Greens, I just want them to to strt with Legislatures, Congress, etc., not the Presidency. Build a constituency, don't try to demonize the party that has successfully brought so many good things to working Americans, poor Americans, demonized Americans, like gays and transgendered.
Laura, is a person who has demonized the one person who has fought harder for gay rights than anyone else I can think of. Hillary Clinton is a gay rights, transgender rights icon, whether or not you want to recognize it. Sure, she was a little late to the party but when she got there she was powerful and gays and transgendered people would not enjoy the acceptance and the legal right to be who they are tody if she had not stood up for us.
OK, it wasn't soon enough but she did stand up before the vast majority of Congress. I'll be honest here, I'd be honored to vote for her again for President and I hope she goes for it. God damn, that would be brave!