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  •  The non-political "middle" is a myth (13+ / 0-)

    constructed by the Clintons.

    What actually exists is a large body of Democratic leaning working and poor people who ussualy don't vote, out of sheer disgust.

    Trying to "persuade the middle" is a fools game that never won Clinton a majority.

    Motivating the betrayed and disenchanted won Obama a huge victory and the first truly clear majority in 20 years.

    Palestine won't mean jack shit to voters, either way, in November next year.

    Jobs will.

    BTW - any evidence that the "67 borders controversy" did one bit to harm him in the polls?

    "I'm tired of hearing that it's "pragmatic" to support positions that most people oppose." RFK Lives

    by JesseCW on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 07:46:01 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not sure if my reference came from... (0+ / 0-)

      ...Clinton or not, rather it's just what seems like common sense to me, that there's a bunch of Americans who are Right-wing lunatics and they are mebbe 30% of the population, there's another group of people who are lefty kooks (ahem) that are mebbe another third of the population, and then there's this group who don't identify with them or us, and I think most of the President's strategery is to get the attention of those folks most of all.

      Don't you think that's a reasonable description of our political spectrum?

      "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

      by leftykook on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 09:30:42 AM PDT

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    •  '67 borders nontroversy (1+ / 0-)
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      I meant to comment on yer BTW but forgot!

      Ummm...I don't think it did much more than add to the general "Obama is no friend of Israel" meme that's circulating in the minds of a few people and relentlessly blathered all over FoxLies, but it's just one more thing that'll be added to the stack of slanders the Insane Clown Posse are going to be trying to bury the President with.

      "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

      by leftykook on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 09:39:16 AM PDT

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