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  •  self defeat is burning is the spark (2+ / 0-)
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    autoegocrat, peterborocanuck

    that is catching and  it is spreading like wildfire. Am I fanning the flames. Yes. To show what burning down the house leads to.

    The assessment of these folks what they believe. It a contagious virus and I don't see it ending any time soon, do you?

    you just can not pretend like spitting in the face of some progress, because it is 'not enough ' is going to get you more progress

    by missliberties on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 11:25:12 AM PDT

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    •  A long time ago, in a land far away... (2+ / 0-)
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      smileycreek, cville townie

      ... I used to rec your comments and you used to rec mine.

      Ever since Obama's second year in office, we've been drifting apart in opinion. I used to be called an Obamabot, and these days I usually get treated with either the "rainbows and ponies" argument or the separation of powers line when I make criticisms of this administration.

      A large part of the reason I haven't been on Daily Kos in the last year or so is because I don't want to be a part of this particular pie fight. It seems like it never ends, and a year later, I still don't see any light at the end of the tunnel. I've seen people I respect and admire turn into bitter enemies over this administration, to the point that I doubt they will ever reconcile. I don't want to get into that fight with someone like you, because to me, even if I won the argument I would lose too much for it to be worth it.

      If there's anything I see that's self-defeating here, it's neither the people who are ready to primary the first black president in history nor is it the people who will defend the first Democratic president to preemptively offer up cuts to flagship Democratic programs like Social Security and Medicare.

      What is defeating us is the fact that we're so wrapped up in this essentially irrelevant binary argument about Obama that it consumes all our energy. Right now, I don't give a hot damn whether Obama is a middling hero or a well-meaning nerd. That is a debate for the historians, and it has absolutely no bearing on my life or anyone else's right now. To me, this isn't about him, it's about me, the people I love and care about, and the struggles we all face together.

      If you're looking to renew the spark, there it is right there. Quit getting dragged into this unproductive debate about Obama. Let him sink or swim on his own merits. We've got better things to worry about on Daily Kos right now.

      (-5.88, -6.46) Democracy is what happens between elections.

      by autoegocrat on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 02:05:35 PM PDT

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