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  •  Remember Paul Weyrich? (9+ / 0-)

    "Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."

    •  When I hear "good government" (2+ / 0-)
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      I think (well, about Canada, I suppose) about Boston Back Bay and Beacon Hill Republicans circa 1920. Then I think about the lesson they got taught by James Michael Curley. Then, I giggle.

      I am gay, and I'm getting married in the Episcopal Church, just like my great-grandmother did.

      by commonmass on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:32:59 PM PST

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    •  Thom Hartmann plays this clip often and (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think it can be repeated enough. This is basic to their orthodoxy and I also don't it is questioned much at all.

      "It's a great life if you don't weaken..." ~ says the mother of an old friend

      by mooshter on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:41:08 PM PST

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