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  •  Of course we want conviction. (4+ / 0-)

    Who needs some mealy mouth who doesn't know what he stands for until somebody else tells him,  or he negotiates/figures  it out.     Everybody prefers honesty to lies, manipulation, spin, and bull shit.

    "bin Laden's dead, and GM is alive" ~ Biden

    by dkmich on Thu May 24, 2012 at 02:17:00 PM PDT

    •  Not everyone (2+ / 0-)
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      You'll notice that there is a lot of spin, manipulation and bullshit in this very thread.  And a lot of wishful thinking as there always in in any thread of any diary on this blog that mentions Obama but doesn't offer unconditional glowing praise for him.

      According to the wishful thinkers (and I don't even need to name names, just read through the comments, it is quite apparent) Markos is wrong, Obama is teh great and has never made a single mistake because he's perfect; polls mean precisely nothing, except of course when they confirm our bias (like when they show a high approval rating for Obama) and then polls mean everything.

      There's always an excuse or rationalization and it borderlines on delusional, though not as delusional as some on the right.  And it tends to come more from the center of the political spectrum than it does from the left, my hypothesis is that the more liberal you are, the more reality-based you are and conversely, the farther to the right, the more divorced from reality.  The truth, as we all know, has a liberal (not a centrist) bias.

      This diary shows that Markos is a bona fide member of the reality-based community.  Some of his detractors here?  Not so much.

      Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

      by democracy inaction on Thu May 24, 2012 at 04:50:39 PM PDT

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      •  We might have to vote for him, but (2+ / 0-)
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        we certainly don't have to lie to ourselves in order to do it.  No matter how disappointing his first term is, it will be better than anything we'll get from any Republican.   I hate to "compromise and capitulate" away my vote, but hey, the lesser of evils and all that.   I just hope he's learned his lesson and comes out swinging.   Not holding my breath, but I am hoping.

        "bin Laden's dead, and GM is alive" ~ Biden

        by dkmich on Fri May 25, 2012 at 03:25:07 AM PDT

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      •  DIA, speaking of reality-based... (0+ / 0-)

        Does the editorial leave you with the impression that Markos subscribes to the prevailing theory that Obama is a much more deeply liberal Democrat than he has actually proven himself to be in practice?

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