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  •  Thanks for this diary - I've long been a Parry fan (8+ / 0-)

    I'm republishing this diary to the Readers & Book Lovers Group.

    And so began a recurring pattern where high Republican officials would do dirty deeds, some treasonous, some criminal, and high Democratic officials would cover them up.
    This is so continual that it's pathetic, in both senses. Clinton came into power and immediately let all the worst Iran-Contra criminals off the hook; Obama came in and agreed not to look for the truth about the lies and manipulation that led to the Iraq War.

    This pattern leads to two of the Democratic Party's critical weaknesses:

    First, we won't play hardball, while the Rethugs jump at it (e.g. all the Clinton smearing & impeachment hullaballoo) - so we keep pushing the boundaries and rules of play, until we find ourselves at a gun-fight, wielding a plastic spork;

    Second, we throw the most salient examples of Republican treachery into the dustbin of history, and leave the electorate with no understanding of the deepest national flaws that we need to fix now and avoid in the future.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 12:08:11 AM PDT

    •  I too have long been a Parry fan -- since the days (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Brecht, RiveroftheWest, Jim P

      when I was getting his paper newsletter. Parry recently gave a good picture of the fight we are in:
      America’s War for Reality

      The real struggle confronting the United States is not between the Right and the Left in any traditional sense, but between those who believe in reality and those who are entranced by unreality. It is a battle that is testing whether fact-based people have the same determination to fight for their real-world view as those who operate in a fact-free space do in defending their illusions.
      Thanks for the post to R&BLers -- I take that as an honor.

      The Paragraph: “We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.” - Robert Frost

      by hungeski on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 07:30:10 AM PDT

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