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  •  You wish. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ezra Klein: What "Left" and "Right" really mean

    Parties — particularly when they’re in the minority — care more about power than policy. Perhaps there’s nothing much to be done about this. And as I said, it isn’t clear that the media, or anyone else, should try. But it puts the lie to the narrative that America is really riven by grand ideological disagreements. America is deeply divided on the question of which party should be in power at any given moment. Much of the polarization over policy is driven by that question, not the other way around.

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    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 11:18:37 PM PST

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    •  Not sure I completely follow that thought. (1+ / 0-)
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      Because the nation is divided over who should be in power, it should not matter to us that Republicans blindly vote Republican even when the very Republican policies proposed will decimate the voters voting for them?

      So, we should just say, "Oh what the heck!  These danged voters first want one then the other. Nothing to be done about it?" Or...?

      Help me out. I'm tired. It's been a hard day already. :-)

      What a Police State Looks Like: "On one side: soft human flesh, unprotected human skulls, cardboard signs, slogans they chant, armed with belief in 1st Amendment rights. On the other: helmets, body armor, guns, batons, chemical weapons." -- JanetRhodes

      by YucatanMan on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 11:30:35 PM PST

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      •  Pay attention to the list of flip flops. (2+ / 0-)
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        "Reagan proved that deficits don't matter."  -VP Cheney.  Imagine any candidate saying that today.

        And note that the same man who said this:
        Theodore Roosevelt: New Nationalism Speech

        There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done.
        [...]
        I believe that the officers, and, especially, the directors, of corporations should be held personally responsible when any corporation breaks the law.
        also said this:
        Snopes.com: Roosevelt on Immigration
        "Let us say to the immigrant not that we hope he will learn English, but that he has got to learn it.  Let the immigrant who does not learn it go back.
        Is the backlash against Citizens United an issue for the Left, or the Right?
        Is English assimilation an issue for the Left, or the Right?
        Clearly these positions are not eternally one or the other.

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        "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

        There are no Christians in foxholes.

        by Odysseus on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 11:46:47 PM PST

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        •  I very much agree with you that these are (2+ / 0-)
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          primarily issues between the powerless and the powerful.

          However, it is also true today that Republican 'team members' (loyal fans?) support whatever the Republican authority figures say.   It simply doesn't matter to Republican supporters that they are powerless and the powerful are taking advantage of them -- the powerless are still in favor of being taken advantage of by the powerful!  

          Hurray!  We're winning!  They're taking MORE advantage of us!
          That is the strange, odd, unexplainable problem that I simply cannot wrap my mind around.  

          WTF is wrong with those people?

          What a Police State Looks Like: "On one side: soft human flesh, unprotected human skulls, cardboard signs, slogans they chant, armed with belief in 1st Amendment rights. On the other: helmets, body armor, guns, batons, chemical weapons." -- JanetRhodes

          by YucatanMan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 01:40:29 PM PST

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