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  •  Conversely (4+ / 0-)

    when their backs are up against the wall against unlimited funds and a compliant media, don't say "nah, you didn't give me everything I wanted in an impossible period of time, so fuck you" (that wasn't aimed at you, btw)

    Note to self, stop before I emulate the habits described in this diary.

    by Rustbelt Dem on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 10:08:50 AM PDT

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    •  nor mine at you. (5+ / 0-)

      most of the people here bitching about simpson bowles are going to vote for obama.  i would venture to say practically all of them.  i know i am, but, now is the time to kick and shout about it.  we have until the election to build support for a bolder stand on the part of obama.  i don't think bitching on kos is going to put a dent in his vote total, but maybe if people keep pushing the issue obama will modify his positions in the upcoming negotiations.

      i think you probably agree that simpson bowles is not a great blueprint for dealing with our problems.

      you probably also have read, as have I, the articles on how the dreamer kids and the gay rights activists got traction with obama when he was initially disinclined to take up their issues.  they protested loudly and threatened to withhold votes and money.  then they got action.

      the positions obama is signalling he wants to take on america's vital social safety nets are wrong and there will never be a better time to raise this point, nor dkos a better forum for sharing them.


      No System of Justice Can Rise Above the Ethics of Those Who Administer It. (Wickersham Commission 1929)

      by No Exit on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 10:19:03 AM PDT

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    •  There is no converse until you address (3+ / 0-)
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      the original point.  You seemed to have jumped from "I got mine," now it's time to protect backs.

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