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View Diary: Over the cliff I go. Not laughing. (159 comments)

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  •  Here in the City of Chicago (7+ / 0-)

    The federal government is largest single employer. Countless jobs are to be lost or furloughed. I'd say that, too, is a huge impact that is being ignored by people who are looking through their computer screens just at the partisan fight.

    Thanks for posting. I'm surprised it's taken so long to see something like this on this site.

    •  Agreed. It's Quite Shocking, Actually. (7+ / 0-)
      I'm surprised it's taken so long to see something like this on this site.

      I miss Speaker Pelosi :^(

      by howarddream on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:14:03 AM PST

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    •  I've reduced my posting significantly. (3+ / 0-)

      People who post diaries about this (this one excepted, which encourages me) are uniformly piled upon if they don't support "going over the cliff."  This place, like Washington, seems to also have "lame duck" periods and, after an election, the Obama Wars went from "truce" to "'Anti-Obama' forces have temporarily all but totally routed 'Pro-Obama' forces."  Only one side of this issue is doing a strong majority of the talking.

      I understand the people who don't want a bad deal.  But a lot of people don't seem to realize that who is blamed for no deal is difficult to assess once the shit hits the fan and that, even if we were 100% certain that Boehner would bear all fault, millions of people will suffer greatly in the process.  A president has to keep in mind all of the people who will be harmed by every choice, but on the internet, purity is easy.

      I suspect (and desperately hope) that some sanity and balance will return to this place after the holidays, because the firedoglake thing doesn't do it for me.

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:45:12 PM PST

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