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  •  and your closing is what I (0+ / 0-)

    utterly and completely disagree with

    And before you say it, no that is not saying that Obama is godly either but he certainly is not 'not nearly so horrible'

    •  If we can't get there from here ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... economically on the back of promised and counter-productive cuts to the deficit, and on the back of an "all of the above" Energy Policy, then, yes, we have two politicians offering sets of policies that will both do harm, that will neither do the minimum good required, but one will do substantially more harm than the other, and the other will not fall so far short of the minimum good that is required, that's "not nearly so horrible".

      It cannot be escaped that the hundreds of children killed in a policy that undermines American national security in a "War on Terror" that generates new terrorists as it kills a few terrorists and a large number of innocent civilians is horrible. So when neither party offers to end the "War on Terror" that generates more terror, but one promises to waste less of our blood and terror on that misguided and doomed effort to maintain the American Base Network Empire system, that's "not quite so horrible".

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      by BruceMcF on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:36:24 AM PDT

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      •  obviously we disagree so I leave it there (0+ / 0-)
        •  The disagreement seems to be on how to approach .. (1+ / 0-)
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          ... policy.

          I'm approaching policy from the perspective of first asking how the world works, what are the problems we face, what are the range of possible policies, what are their advantages and disadvantages, what policies to support and oppose and only then looking at what is being offered by Team Red and Team Blue and evaluating it in the light of the citizen's own critical analysis.

          So when I argue that the policy position of a politician as being incapable of averting disaster, the automatic assumption that I am somehow blaming the politician for the policy positions he holds ... it seems quite bizarre to me.

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          by BruceMcF on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:28:05 AM PDT

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