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  •  Right (6+ / 0-)

    The diarist said Republicans are better, and this diary is going to cost the president the election. You really believe that.

    We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

    by denise b on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 08:15:29 PM PDT

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    •  no I didn't where are you getting that? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 08:17:48 PM PDT

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    •  I believe that this sort of thing is not (0+ / 0-)

      helpful this close to an election. If you do find it helpful, good for you. Different opinions.  

      "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

      by rubyr on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 08:39:58 PM PDT

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    •  What purpose tho does it serve to post a diary (0+ / 0-)

      like this at this point in time? I don't think it's an attempt by the diarist to gn up a threat to not vote for Obama just over a month before the election tho there is not shortage of Kossacks who would love nothing more.

      It IS speculative. And I'm sure the diarist felt compelled to write about his and Krugman's speculation, felt a need to just share what he's thinking. Buit does it help GOTV efforts? Not one iota. It just gives certain folks in this community a sense of validation and a reason to stay home in an election where despite current favorable polls we need everyone to vote.

      This diary, in a nutshell, asks "Is there any point in re-electing the president if he's just going to screw us over?" Just. Not. Helpful. Unless the goal is to give certain folks around here an excuse to double down on doubt.

      Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

      by JTinDC on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 04:55:40 AM PDT

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      •  maybe this will illustrate it; (13+ / 0-)

        teacherken's conclusion;

        Read the Krugman.

        Pass it on -

        -  to any Member of the current House or of the United States Senate that you know.

        Let them know you will be watching.

        That in voting for Obama and for as many Democrats as we can get into the forthcoming Congress, we are not validating the "Grand Bargain" and we do not accept Simpson-Bowles.

        seems clear to me.
        Don't just blindly send money or vote.
        Attach a message to your support.
        Demand that your vote or donation be honored in its spirit.
        Make demands of your representatives proactively.

        Quite valuable, imo.

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

        by kamarvt on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 05:17:28 AM PDT

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      •  All he has to say is that he will veto any cuts (0+ / 0-)

        In Social Security or Medicare benefits.  

        •  Also raising the age, worsening COL (0+ / 0-)

          Raising the age is a fifteen percent cut, and the Cost of Living adjustment already seriously lags the real changes in cost of living.  

          They're proposing to both raise the age of retirement and to make the COL lag further - to save money for government - by starving seniors.

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