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  •  Then let me reiterate (1+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Martha

    If the fact that I call bullshit on the people that use theater as their default method of negotiation and intentionally lie about it and defend the continued agreements they had in mind from the beginning. Yes I am a troll.

    I have watched this shit for decades and seen the drift the drift right and every time I see it I call bullshit. Whether it was the eighties, nineties or aughts the Democrats have conceded ground. Denying that fact means you weren't paying attention or didn't care. That is my point, every time an R cries foul why is it that D's never question or fight they give up the high ground?

    We own the issues, the majority supports our perspective yet those we send to represent that either aren't willing to or are unable to express that fact. Why is that? This is not a center right country beyond popular belief. The problem being popular belief is fomented by the weak we send to represent us.

    There are no sacred cows.

    by LaEscapee on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 06:31:05 PM PST

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    •  We didn't exactly 'own' the majorities in the 80s (1+ / 0-)
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      or the Congress in the 90s or either in the 1st part of the 00s.  Your mistaking merit for voter support (i.e., the folks who vote).  Yeah, you can conjure scenarios where u argue more voters would have gone D or shown up if only... but they are untestable.

      As I said, I agree on the filibuster surrender.

      But when D's have the majority (or 60 in the Senate ::sigh::) the cause is often not 'weakness', so much as it is just plain old corruption.  The system is corrupt in the plainest sense of the word, relying on legal bribery and 8 hours of fund raising a day.  A SCOTUS didn't do democracy - or liberals - any favors.  But that is not a Democratic failing.  "Money is the mother's milk of politics."  Without enough, you lose.  

      Sometimes I think the amazing thing is so many Ds can be so liberal when the system is so bought and paid for.

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