I am neither a Puke or a Dim by any inclination or ideology (though I would sever whichever of my arms reached to "pull the lever" for ANY Puke).
Nevertheless, I am, I freely admit, one of those people--with Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, and Gore Vidal, most prominently--who believes there are FAR more--exponentially more-- similarities than differences between the Dims and the GOPukes.
They seem SO similar, indeed, on SO many issues that, in order to preserve the myth of the duopoly actually constituting a "choice" for voters, they have had to invent divergences between them. These are called "wedge" issues, and the exist primarily to distinguish between the two.
This election--and the growing disaffection of Pukes from the McCumstain standard-- provides a window into the phenomenon. No other factor demonstrates, to me anyway, the essential, underlying synonymy of the two "parties" better than the sheer number of formerly rabid GOPuke/Busheviks deserting the ship for Obama, and the ease with which they are seeming to accomplish it--completely without any apparent cognitive dissonance, or particular scruples/principles. "You just wanna be on the side that's winning," Mr. Dylan proclaimed, lo, these many years ago...
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