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  •  Again ... Republicans as abusers. (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    Any sign of wanting to "work with them" is interpreted by abusers as a sign of weakness.  They LOVE it.

    They see it as a sign that they are "winning" and it just emboldens them to act even more like jerks.

    You can't "work with" abusers.  They don't think in those terms.  They think only in terms of "who is above and who is below" at any given moment;  who is "winning" and "who is losing."  

    If you're trying to work with them, by definition you're not above them.  So, by definition, you are below them and losing.

    You can't meet abusers as equals.  You have to crush them like bugs so they are afraid to ever do it again to you.  

    Obama apparently still hasn't learned this.

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