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  •  zenbassoon's comment is more eloquent (2+ / 0-)
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    BeninSC, Dave in Northridge

    than what I can articulate this evening, so I'll quote it in full here:

    I always think of Frederick Douglass' words about (14+ / 0-)
    Abraham Lincoln when I think about what this President is trying to do:
    Viewed from the genuine abolition ground, Mr. Lincoln seemed tardy, cold, dull, and indifferent; but measuring him by the sentiment of his country, a sentiment he was bound as a statesman to consult, he was swift, zealous, radical, and determined.
    Would a more progressive President have made more changes, have put in place policies more amenable to us on the left?  Who's to say?

    But taken with thought of where this country has been, and the direction it had been going, I think Douglass' words are worth thinking about.

    Beyond that, I appreciate your intent and effort in writing this diary, BeninSC. What's going on at the site right now is unfortunate and makes me sad.

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

    by nomandates on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:21:36 PM PST

    •  His was a fine comment! (2+ / 0-)
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      nomandates, Dave in Northridge

      What the site is going through is something also in a state of flux and change. In my opinion, we've struck a blow in favor of courtesy and respect tonight. And we'll strike another in our relating tomorrow. Maybe the winds of change will soon blow clean!

      Thank you, nomandates. I know you're one of the good ones. I've known it a long time.

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

      by BeninSC on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:27:43 PM PST

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