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  •  this is true. the question is: how to get that (2+ / 0-)
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    viewpoint into the mainstream.

    I'm of the opinion that a 2012 GOP sweep might cause just that change in mindset pretty darned quickly. (See: Wisconsin).

    I hope not and will do what I can can to prevent it but no major sweeping reforms like the type you are mentioning have ever happened painlessly or bloodlessly. The devastation and destruction and death and despair that would result from such a turn of events (which we seem to be headed for right now) is about the only thing I think would wake people up to reality.

    It's the difference between losing a fight and refusing one. (h/t Kossack james richardson)

    by mdmslle on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 05:26:59 AM PDT

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    •  I am so hoping that we can wake the American (0+ / 0-)

      public to the peril that surrounds us right now. We do not have many options, with the money and political might arrayed against us, but we do have the numbers.

      If we can mount an information campaign and help more of our citizens understand that union-busting is being done to undermine wages and benefits and turn our middle class into wage serfs, perhaps the worst can be avoided.

      The supercommittee is about as likely to come to an agreement as Charlie Sheen is to become a spokesman for Focus on the Family. Michael Tomasky

      by 4Freedom on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 08:24:05 AM PDT

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