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View Diary: The GOP is in Full-On Loser Mode, So Let's Bury Them All In Anvils (150 comments)

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  •  style, not intelligence (8+ / 0-)

    We gravitate to sites like this one because we are activists, polijunkies, whatever. We relish a fight. So, like the stunned and offended MSNBC crew right after the debate, all we could see was that Our Guy Didn't Fight Back. Its the dynamic that has probably led to the untimely deaths of a few TVs among this crowd on dKos. Obama is not a brawler, and his style is to woo the few undecideds to put him over the top in the electoral college. He is trying to win 270 in that arena, while we want to see a rhetorical evisceration of a political dogma we find damaging and offensive.
    Different stylistic preferences, different goals in mind.
    I don't think it's that we're stupid. I've learned an awful lot from an awful lot of very intelligent people here.

    R-Money/R-Ayn, the ENRON Ticket, is not a campaign; it's a hostile takeover bid.

    by kamarvt on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 09:56:46 AM PDT

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    •  I don't think it's just style (5+ / 0-)

      although certainly he has his own style. I think what's going on here is strategy. All I'm saying is that those of us who relish a knock-down, call-em-a-bastard fight (myself included) have to learn that in winning the war you don't have to win every single battle. Sometimes it helps to draw the enemy out and (to mix a metaphor) give him some rope. It must be a scary maneouver to execute.

      I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"

      by sillia on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 12:34:55 PM PDT

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