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  •  Personally I think you give Greenwald and (3+ / 0-)
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    Quicklund, sreeizzle2012, slothlax

    Ugyur too much credit. I honestly feel their principles (perhaps genuine) are merely vehicles for their shtick. The need to be outraged is primary, the items to be outraged about secondary. In such a model temperance and perspective simply aren't ingredients. Credit will not be given because credit does not feed outrage.

    I'll not attempt, here and now, to unpack my complicated feelings about this presidency. I commend you for your attempt, as an honest attempt at such in any presidency is no easy task. Sadly too many people here on both sides are not interested in putting in any effort, and instead merely go along with whatever cynicism they can most easily lay their hands on. It is only their naked narcissism that stands between them and genuine damage.

    "Every now & then your brain gifts you with the thought, 'oh, that's right, I don't actually give a **** about this.' Treasure it" -- jbou

    by kenlac on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:22:46 AM PST

    •  And I would like to add, for the benefit of (2+ / 0-)
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      the inevitable few who will attempt this tack: my comments are not to be taken as an endorsement of the premise of the headline.

      "Every now & then your brain gifts you with the thought, 'oh, that's right, I don't actually give a **** about this.' Treasure it" -- jbou

      by kenlac on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:25:59 AM PST

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    •  Their ilk are talk radio jocks (1+ / 0-)
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      Arlys

      If this ilk doesn't get enough phone calls per hour, advertising rates dry up. When advertising rates dry up, gigs dry up. When gigs dry up, heavy lifting looms on the horizon. Oh noes!

      So say whatever it takes to get people to call in. Pro, con, sputtering outrage, it don't matter. Just don't let the gig dry up.

    •  Pretty typical (2+ / 0-)
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      BradyB, blueoasis

      The level of arrogance and dismissiveness here is distressingly familiar.  I know it is a shock that there are people out there who actually hold progressive values and take them very seriously, but there are.  Hard to fathom, but you will have a clearer understanding once you understand this point

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:09:20 PM PST

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