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  •  Snakes, honey, rodents, insects, (3+ / 0-)
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    highacidity, TomP, Quicklund

    birds, eggs, frogs, lizards, and whatever else it can catch or take from other predators. According to the Wikipedia article, badass honey badgers have taken kills from young lions.

    •  A badass honey badger does pretty much what it (10+ / 0-)

      wants.

      During the first term, Obama worked hard to win the trust of the American people, which partly meant showing that he was willing to negotiate and "reach across the isle," that he would do all he could to avoid "gridlock in Washington," that he would not put himself or his party before his country.

      I don't think we'll ever know how hard it must have been at times to maintain civility and calmness, to let arrogant GOP insults pass unanswered, to keep negotiating even when offered ludicrous terms, to maintain the air of steadiness and maturity which is part of what the American people have come to trust.

      He gave the GOP enough rope. If they didnt hang themselves, they at least showed themselves as the arrogant extremists that they are.  Now, the political situation is right, and Obama can simply stop paying some of their games.  He can let his fierceness show.  He's still dignified and contained, of course; but the steeliness is there, and the anger is there, and it's great to see.  He gave the GOP enough rope, and now they're finding out they're at the end of it.  

      And they're just havng a fit.  Fine. Let them.  It's a pleasure to watch.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 06:33:15 PM PST

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