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  •  well look at it this way: (2+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, vidanto

    we have to be willing to go balls to the wall.

    the risk is HUGE with gingrich. true. a gingrich presidency would take 20 years of solid democratic policy to correct. But then, a gingrich presidency would likely usher in 20+ years of democratic, progressive governance.

    All change, especially deep systemic change, happens as a result of catastrophe. We'd probably not have the new deal were it not for the depression. Europe would be a different place were it not for WWI and WWII.

    That said, I think Newt won't win a general election. But his being in it will the be best opportunity to draw stark differences between what the left (claims it) stands for and what the right has on offer. We have to face our fear down bravely. We have to be willing to risk it.

    Ultimately the GOP crazies will decide who get to lose to Obama. But I'm not afraid of whomever they pick. We will fight. We hope to win. But if we lose, we win anyway.

    I've become re-radicalized. Thanks a lot you bunch of oligarchical fascist sons-of-bitches. But once again, I have no choice. Bring it the fuck on.

    by mdmslle on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 12:04:13 PM PST

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