I don't even call them "the wealthy" anymore; they are the "inheritance class."
These are parasites who use vast sums of unearned money to generate even more unearned money. They used to be depised - like Hetty Green, the "Witch of Wall Street - for using money to make money while doing little or no real work. Now they are rewarded for their lack of productivity by being taxed at half the rate of working Americans.
The underlying notion that Obama and the Dems represent the progressive movement is laughable, as Jerome noted, and I believe it's the primary reason for the decline in their popularity. Both parties are in bed with corporate interests, the only difference being that the Dems aren't publicly spooning them.
Big Money already has a representative party. Democratic strategists must end their love affair with Big Money and rekindle their relationship with FDR, otherwise the Democratic Party serves no purpose in American politics.
If the majority of crimes are being perpetrated by a small segment of the population it stands to reason they should focus more closely on getting the perpetrators off the streets and into a cold prison.
Violent crime and hate crime absolutely cannot be tolerated. If anti-Jewish crimes are allowed to go unpunished it will only expose more groups to violence; women, gays, practicing Christians, etc., will become the targets for thugs of all stripes, not just Muslims.
RasFoxmussen exists to give the teabaggers hope. He overpolls GOPers and underpolls Democrats, indies, the young, the non-white, and anyone else outside the pale and elderly Fox News demographic. When the election gets close he'll skew back, but in the meantime it's poll-porn for the Fox crowd.
Wars have only ever been fought for economic benefit. It's why war was invented. That anyone actually believes wars are fought over ideals like democracy, liberty or honor truly shocks and amazes me. Wars happen for two reasons:
"Kennedy left the scene of a fatal accident for which he was at least partly responsible. Then he used his extraordinary power to get off, spending the rest of his career in pseudo-remorse, playing the most liberal of Senators. It was always an act to me, even when I agreed with him politically. This was not a life well lived."
To which I responded:
"I guess there's no reason to feel bad about making fun of Ronald Reagan's rotting carcass being stuck in my home town.