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  •  Cuz WE keep electing LOTE f'king sell outs who (2+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, vernon nackulus

    excel at selling us out.

    pretty complicated, no?

    rmm.

    Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous

    by seabos84 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 10:54:52 AM PST

    •  We also excel at failing to rationally (1+ / 0-)
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      address our own grievances, and instead pretending like we've been betrayed rather than getting exactly the government we deserve.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU!

      by Troubadour on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 12:53:02 PM PST

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      •  I'm guilty - I voted DLC sell out scum from '88 to (2+ / 0-)
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        Troubadour, vernon nackulus

        2000 ++ ...

        I listened to their excuses about mean meanies being mean, and not being nice ... and giveaway XYZ was a set up to re-coup on the Next Big Thing ...

        ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ... I ALSO had a f'king job to do over those decades so I wasn't living on the street !!

        STOOOPID me, thinking all those Ivy'd up f'ks were using those superior intellects and fancy Rolodexes and  getting their ducks in order so that come ...

        2006 and 2008 -

        they could activate and energize us bottom feeders to get great policy going!!

        Instead, they used the opportunity so they could COMPLETELY sell us out!  

        oh well.

        rmm

        Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous

        by seabos84 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 01:58:19 PM PST

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        •  There's nothing wrong with having voted (0+ / 0-)

          that way at the time - they were only viable available option, because the left had made itself so completely trifling and lame that nobody took it seriously.  The solution is just to be a serious, competent left, and not fall into the standard traps of factionalism and trivialization through lack of priorities.

          In Roviet Union, money spends YOU!

          by Troubadour on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 04:18:43 PM PST

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          •  The left was marginalized by wealthy (0+ / 0-)

            elites. We didn't "make ourselves" anything at all. But it's very convenient to place the blame where it doesn't belong instead of where it does in order to maintain one's thinning rose-colored film on the lenses.

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