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  •  You may have identified the core difference (17+ / 0-)

    between Democrats and Republicans.  Democrats make mistakes and learn from them.  Republicans make mistakes and double down on them.

    "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

    by Mogolori on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 10:04:52 AM PST

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    •  The other key difference is liberality (2+ / 0-)
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      in the ancient Latin sense of the term. I'm not sure we Democrats always learn from our mistakes, but what we do well is to respond to human frailty with a sense of generosity... people get lonely, or horny, and sex happens even between Republicans. Sometimes it leads to babies. We may chuckle about hypocrisy but we're not going to cast stones at the woman for having the kid.  

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 10:54:06 AM PST

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    •  I don't know that sexual hypocrisy (4+ / 0-)
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      or the tendency of powerful men to take mistresses, shows a huge amount of variation by party affiliation.

      The tendency to legislate against the sex lives of other, however, is very much a Republican-dominated one.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:20:31 AM PST

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      •  Not to mention media hypocrisy (6+ / 0-)

        It's difficult to believe Washington's media establishment didn't know about this all along.  DC is a small town, really.

        If it had happened to a Democrat, it would have certainly been reported, with the most salacious details included.  But when it comes to Republicans, their privacy is protected.

        Just another way for the news media to play the role of "kingmaker", determining who gets to lead our government.

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:24:23 AM PST

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    •  Here's how it works (1+ / 0-)
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      Democrats make mistakes and learn from them.

      Republicans make mistakes, act contrite (when found out), ask for forgiveness and invoke the privacy of their family and then go on to persecute others who make mistakes or who simply are different from them in some definable way.

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