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  •  If there were a real American existential crisis (1+ / 0-)
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    then the conservatives would not dare threaten to shut the nation down. That was the difference at the time of the Articles of Confederation and again when the Constitution was written. The price of inaction was too high.

    The existential crisis has to be from outside the U.S. or otherwise beyond the direct control of the U.S. government to effect the actions, though.

    Now the teapublicans just see the cost of inaction as a cost of business as they force their sick, ignorant, and self-centered crap down our throats.

    The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

    by Rick B on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 12:19:18 PM PST

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