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  •  Every run into "Good Cop/Bad Cop" with real Cops ? (0+ / 0-)

    Listening to White House apologists feels almost like that.

    Unless you've got the price of a Dream Team defense, it probably IS better to sign whatever  the nice detectives and the public defender put in front of you -- whether or not you actually did the crime.  That doesn't make it remotely good, or fair or just ... it's just what IS.

    But y'know when White House apoligists cross the line from "this is the reality" to the authoritarian and condescenting "eat your peas" as in

    Get over it! Or go to your rooms...

    the difference between a police station and a blog becomes blissfully apparent -- and one is tempted to write things one would never say to Bad Cop in his/her Own House.

    That said:  I figure the ONLY hope we've got at the moment is that some of our discontent may percolate up to Those In Charge of the Democratic Party's future ... and MAYBE have some influence.

    Otherwise:   (Godwin Violation Warning:
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    It's a choice between 'being' Occupied France and 'being' Etat Francais (Vichy France -- )

    Or  ... if we have to infantalize, rather than dramatize ourselves:

    If Daddy beats or buggers me
    And Mommy can't or won't stop him
    Who is the worse parent ?

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