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  •  The American People would respect that stance (11+ / 0-)

    in big numbers.
       This is a Nation which appreciates toughness and the ability to remain steadfast, particularly in the face of hostage-taking and this sort of recklessness and abject stupidity.

      Happily, in this instance it isn't hard to see what the Republicans are trying to do.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:12:37 PM PST

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    •  The only plausible appeal of today's Republicans, (5+ / 0-)

      apart from outright racism, is the fact that they seem to stand for something.

      When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

      by PhilJD on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:25:39 PM PST

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      •  Not unless what they stand for is their (0+ / 0-)

        constutuents, and Boeny said this very day that they were not doing this for their constituents anymore but because in their estimation the times required it. In this they are no different from the Stalinists they claim to loathe, who did not care for their constituents either, but also cared only for their own ideology and dogma, hence the extermination of the peasant farmers.

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