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  •  Good. (5+ / 0-)

    I can kinda understand why a mega wealthy right winger like McMahon seeks a powerful position. But I do not understand the mindset of a working person who is willing to devote his or her energies to empowering hateful people like her. You want to go to work for Linda McMahon or mitt Romney? Fine, but if they fuck you dont look to me for sympathy. You want to support candidates who are anti-labor, great; enjoy their anti-laborness.

    •  Not good. (6+ / 0-)

      Isn't this like saying you have no sympathy for Walmart employees because they choose to work for Walmart?

      Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

      by winsock on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 12:04:48 PM PST

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      •  Doc2 appears to be primarily (2+ / 0-)
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        talking about campaign staff - and in the case of such persons, I couldn't agree more. They know that Republicans are anti-worker, they try to get them elected anyway, they can blighty well live with the consequences.

      •  I have no sympathy for people (1+ / 0-)
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        who take money to work for the right wing. Why in the world would I? This has nothing to do with Walmart.

      •  I think there's a significant difference (2+ / 0-)
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        between working on a campaign and working at Walmart.  People don't work for poverty wages because being a cashier at Walmart is their life's work - they do it because they need to put food on the table and they don't have other options.  These generally aren't people with a ton of education or resources.  

        People who work on political campaigns (I'm talking paid staffers) are generally quite educated and well-connected.  Definitely upper-middle-class.  For them, working on a campaign is a stepping stone to a lucrative future in government, politics, lobbying, consulting...something like that.     They don't take the job because they're going to starve without it.  

        Totally apples and oranges.

        •  Did you miss this part? (2+ / 0-)
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          staffers were part-timers who cashed their checks at M&M Check Cashing Company — meaning, they were low paid staffers who didn’t even have bank accounts
          Doesn't sound very "upper-middle-class" to me.

          Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

          by winsock on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:16:56 PM PST

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          •  Which is why this is so galling (1+ / 0-)
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            There are people who work for political campaigns only because they need the money; not because they're mercenary, but because it's the only job they have bills to pay & it's can find.

            I remember reading a story about one person who worked the phones for Bob Packwood (former sleazy Republican senator from Oregon) but despised the guy -- which was not an uncommon opinion of him. According to his account, he intentionally mangled the script more & more until it sounded as if he were developmentally disabled (or, as it was known in those days, mentally retarded), & had people listening to the entire spiel either in shocked disbelief or unable to be rude as to hang up on such a person.

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