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  •  It was bad that some of us went apeshit. (3+ / 0-)

    It was good that most of us knew Obama did poorly.

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    by Code Monkey on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:11:16 PM PST

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    •  Having some people go apeshit was necessary (4+ / 0-)
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      People's reactions are going to exist on a spectrum. There are always going to be a few voices on the extreme end, that's just pure probability.

      As long as no one is afraid to speak his mind, and so everyone speaks candidly, the movement as a whole will not delude itself. The big problem with the GOP is not just that willful self-delusion, but FEAR. Conservatives are afraid to tell each other truths, afraid to deliver bad news. Liberals are less afraid.

      •  It was more than just a few voices and it included (3+ / 0-)

        the MSNBC pundits who set the tone for all of the debate analysis.  They could have had reasoned critique and they didn't.  They freaked out.  

        I also think before we go patting ourselves on the back for being reality based we should acknowledge that it is no more reality based to have a complete meltdown over a poor first debate performance by an incumbent than it is to lie to ourselves and say he did well.  

        I saw far more of the former than the later.  

        •  You didn't see it from Kos, though, (1+ / 0-)
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          nor from other FPers here.

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          by Code Monkey on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:30:50 PM PST

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