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  •  The well being of the nation is no longer a factor (0+ / 0-) American national politics. It's become too binary. Every issue is a fight to the death.

    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

    by Pluto on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:37:04 PM PST

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    •  a fight to the death only for conservatives (3+ / 0-)
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      Pluto, happymisanthropy, lazybum

      Our side is only too eager to compromise.  At best you can make the argument that slowing the degradation by adopting last generation's Republican policies is better than full speed ahead into the abyss.

      To those who say the New Deal didn't work: WWII was also government spending

      by Visceral on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 09:03:00 PM PST

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    •  It started with the abortion issue (0+ / 0-)

      You could only stand on one side or the other.  No middle ground.  Then it spread to every other issue until nothing is negotiable anymore.

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