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  •  Luke Rudkowski at "We are Change" strikes (3+ / 0-)

    again (7 min video) :

    http://www.youtube.com/...

    "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

    by Funkygal on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 05:42:01 PM PDT

    •  yeah i saw that... (2+ / 0-)
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      Funkygal, Johnny the Conqueroo

      it was painful to watch.  it saddens me to realize that most people are so utterly disengaged from the political process that they have little clue as to what the people that they vote for do.  sadly they relate to them more like competing brands of toothpaste.  

      even casual sports fans generally know facts about what the players on their favorite team do week to week and can spout statistics at you as well as give you an opinion as to how well the coaches, management and ownership of the team are performing. that stands in stark contrast to the average american's knowledge about what their elected officials do in office.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 05:58:01 PM PDT

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      •  Tribalism is dangerous to mental health. (2+ / 0-)

        Meanwhile, here in MN, yesterday a local poll came out and Obama leads Romney just by 3 points. MPR reported today that Bill Clinton is coming for a rally in Minneapolis of all the places!  He will also be in Iron range in Northern MN (Duluth) maybe) but at least there MN-3 is a swing district. I haven't seen the internals of the poll and not sure what to make of it. My first thought was that  Obama's "I implemented Repub policies successfully and so vote for me again" pitch in the first debate must be working out so awesome for him.

        For some history, MN hasn't gone for a Repub presidential candidate since 1972 - the longest continuous stretch for Dem party I guess. Yes Virginia, it is the only state not to go for Saint Reagan in the 1984 blowout.

        "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

        by Funkygal on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 06:08:42 PM PDT

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      •  Matt Stoller laid into the Obama admin and the (3+ / 0-)

        liberal class is in a tizzy. Yves Smith shredded the "ZOMG ! teh supreme court" trope today.  

        "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

        by Funkygal on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 06:10:30 PM PDT

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