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  •  Get over it. (4+ / 0-)
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    Azazello, bobswern, Tam in CA, aliasalias

    Present any one of the observations to the "serious" people in our Party, and that's what you'll get back: Scalia's obtuse response to stealing the election for George W. Bush.

    "Get over it" encompasses everything from an embrace, to acceptance, to resignation. All the shades of "duh".

    What it means in practice is these are topics that "serious" people with either fight you over, ignore, or limit their assistance to safe, formal processes that have limited chance of succeeding. Since nothing they "attack" (ha!) is pursued in any other manner, and such manner has very low odds of translating into substantive change for anyone currently suffering, they have a built in excuse for not even trying to address most problems. Because most efforts, in this model, are akin to "tilting at windmills". Hence, mostly the response is, effectively, "get over it."

    When 1% take 121% of the gains from "recovery", people actually recovering from lost employment are trading down on wages and benefits. Current strategies by moderates don't even consider winning the Class War.

    by Words In Action on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 06:09:42 AM PST

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