Structurally, this is what bipartisanship means. The tyranny of tiny states and the exclusion of non-white concerns.
This is the structural racism built into a Constitution two hundred years ago to exclude the voting power of slaves and to this day privileges the power of a handful of small, mostly white states to undermine the will of the majority in our nation. -- The Tyranny of the Tiny White States by Nathan Newman, Talking Points Memo
Of course, the Democrats are well compensated for their willingness to be the goats so perhaps that makes the bitter medicine go down a little easier. They play the same role over and over so it's a little hard to believe they aren't aware of what they're doing. -- Reform By Bean Counting by digby, Hullabaloo
... According to Christian doctrine, Jesus' suffering redeemed him and the world - but it's not the Romans who Christians are supposed to emulate in the story! ... -- I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Baocchio, Vagabond Scholar
So now GE is using its control of NBC and MSNBC to ensure that there is no more reporting by Fox of its business activities in Iran or other embarrassing corporate activities, while News Corp. is ensuring that the lies spewed regularly by its top-rated commodity on Fox News are no longer reported by MSNBC. ... -- GE's silencing of Olbermann and MSNBC's sleazy use of Richard Wolffe by Glenn Greenwald, salon.com