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  •  I think you are introducing an important point (3+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, Ray Pensador, ColoTim

    that is frequently missed by many on the left and the right.  Chaos and uncertainly are frightening for people.  The reason for most failed revolutions (at least as far as the ideals of the revolution go) end up because some group is willing to come in and offer stability and safety.  Usually in the form of more repression and fear.  It's easy for people to say that crashing the economy would be a good lesson for people to learn about Republicans.  But I'm sure the true power behind Republican policy certainly understands what will happen.  And what profit can be made in coming in to fix the problems.  Very rarely in history have those "saviors" had the interest of the people at heart.  A month without government checks with the economy in flux will not be a pretty thing.  So for people to dismiss even trying to avoid crashing the economy is naive at best.  And this is without even addressing the (faulty in my opinion) concept that voters will suddenly understand that Republican policy is bad and blame them for it.  There's been plenty of opportunity for that and I don't think some real suffering will make people better able to discern the problems within the GOP.

    "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

    by stellaluna on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:00:04 PM PST

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