America’s Corrupted Political Process

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
America's Corrupted Political Process

by Stephen Lendman

America's political process is too corrupted and dysfunctional to fix. Democracy is pure fantasy. Money-controlled duopoly power rules. People have no say whatever.

All candidates march to the same drummer, differences among them too minor to matter, Republicans interchangeable with Democrats, in lockstep on issues mattering most, their agendas belying their rhetoric.

Campaigning involves delivering prepackaged, prescripted demagogic sound bites, catchy one-liners, slogans and other rehearsed rhetoric – stringing together enough phony promises to gain popular support. 

No matter how often voters are fooled, they're easy marks to be deceived again. Jimmy Carter calls America's process "one of the (world's) worst…because of the excessive influx of money."

The US is the only country where campaigning never ends. Fundraising is constant. House and Sen
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