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    [Republicans] ARE trying to punish the country for our sins. Their decisions about the economy are NOT rational, reasonable or logical in any way shape or form.

    They are making a decision to PUNISH the country either consciously or unconsciously, individually and on a group psychosocial dynamic level, and that decision is based on pure emotional need to do so.

    I don't agree that this is driven purely by emotion on the part of all conservatives. There are really two groups of right wingers: For the authoritarian followers (i.e., the base), yes, it's about their easily-manipulated-by-their-leadership emotions; for conservative leaders, who are about means-justify-the-end politics, it's always been about being in control, serving the rich and corporations, and a cynical view of the rest of us (including the above-mentioned base).

    You meet them halfway with love, peace and persuasion, and expect them to rise for the occasion ~ Van Morrison

    by paz3 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:41:39 AM PDT

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