Here's what 1,000 neocons said recently in 1,000 different ways but with the same meaning. This neocon summarized their attitude:
Got the White House ?
How about the US Senate?
How about the US House?
How about the power to appoint Federal Judges?
You must at least have the majority of State Gov's State houses.
If "no" is the answer to all of the above and it "IS", then your ideas are not mainstream America and you should be on the outside looking in, and you are
Nice, heh ? We're not allowed in the banquet room yet we're paying at least half of the cost...
Palast says he's going back to London. A lot of bright people will follow. The ones who can are our brightest, most skilled, the well to do. In summary, the ones who could make a difference will eventually pack up and leave, if they loose faith in the system here.
I saw it happen before in 3rd world countries. We've all seen the Indian doctors, chinese engineers, etc... Putting all their skill and effort away from their country, who doesn't feel like home anymore. I can tell you that it WAS NOT beneficial for their home country.
Besides, with modern technology, and outsourcing being such a well beaten path already, things are much easier for ex-patriates now. They can still work for American companies from overseas, paying taxes there, getting their kids educated there, etc... The telecomm links are already established. The factories are already overseas. A lot of companies are already global
We have already seen the draining of jobs and manufacturing parks from America. Now we will see the "brain drain", the blue Diaspora where the young from the blue states move out of US because they've lost faith in our systems.
The "red" states and voters are laughing it off. They are actually pushing us out. Yet I can't see anything good coming from it.