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  •  Travesty, after travesty, after travesty...and... (26+ / 0-)

    ...cognitive dissonance overload among Kossacks. It is shameful!!!

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 11:13:17 AM PDT

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    •  Cognitive Dissonance or Political Realist? (1+ / 0-)
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      only 9% of White people think Obama is Too Conservative, while 35% of White people think he's Too Liberal.

      So for every bobswern, there are 4 White people who think that Obama is a socialist. Here's some more reality. Romney has a 12 point lead over Obama with White women. White people want more RepubliKlans elected to Congress in November.

      Perhaps the real problem is that White progressives have been total and complete abject failures at getting White people to stop voting against their best interest. But the acceptance of this reality would require too much introspection when one can just envelop themselves in ideological purity instead. As all fundamentalist do...

      I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party.

      by OnlyWords on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 01:52:15 PM PDT

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      •  Ouch, I've got whiplash (5+ / 0-)

        Boy, you do know how to swing away from the topic at issue.  I note that you have nothing to say on the issues raised by the diary.  So, instead, you must deflect to race (surprise) and trite notions such as ideological purity (surprise again).  Yes, the issues raised in this diary are only an expression of ideological purity!  You're a bore.

        •  Er... well, it kinda is on pt as these are indepen (0+ / 0-)

          dent agencies, not organs of the WH.  And the Congress can change any damn regulation it wants any damn time it wants, which means...

          the game is, as it always has been, POTUS and the Congress.

          Elect Ds and good things can - tho not necessarily will - happen.  Cry in your beer over every perceived betrayal... and its Pres. Rmoney, Majority Leader Turtle and Speaker CryMeARiver.

          And then were will you - and we - be?

          •  But WH, Congress had the ball and threw it to thos (1+ / 0-)
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            e "independent" agencies. Obviously "independent" relative to Congress not Wall Street.

            And there is a reason - because WH and Congress wanted to get praise for regulating Wall Street from the public but also not piss off Wall Street so bad that they wouldn't get their campaign checks... hence pass a symbolic bill and punt the implementation to captured regulators who will give in to Wall Street (as they did).

            That's the issue, the theater, the charade which undermines the electoral process you highlight because the politicians want to have their cake and eat it too.

            I say no justice no piece... of cake.

      •  A link/annotation for your claim, please? (0+ / 0-)

        This claim; according to whom?

        ...Romney has a 12 point lead over Obama with White women...
        Are we talking a sample of 200 in Mississippi? Or, is it: Gallup? Rasmussen? National? Survey period?

        In advance, thanks for getting back to us...

        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 08:50:37 PM PDT

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