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  •  I kinda hope s/he does (8+ / 0-)

    These freakers out types aren't very much use to anybody.  

    Being an optimistic sap, I see a time coming when all the burning hair folks on the right and the left marginalize themselves and get out of the way so people with actual constructive ideas can get something done that's of benefit to someone.  The last two decades have shown us how little of substance passionate idealogues with simplistic "values" accomplish in this complicated world.

    It's good entertainment (for the easily entertained), but that's about all.

    •  This: (4+ / 0-)
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      all the burning hair folks on the right and the left marginalize themselves and get out of the way so people with actual constructive ideas can get something done that's of benefit to someone.
      From your keyboard to FSM's noodly ears.

      Marriage Equality Rocks! at my BoldlyLiberal Zazzle store for political peeps.

      by jan4insight on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:28:07 PM PDT

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    •  I agree, Urizen. (3+ / 0-)
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      The sum gain from passionate loud words and stupid ideas is noise. And that's best-case scenario.

      Thank goodness we don't see that from the White House.  

      I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

      by Tortmaster on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:45:11 PM PDT

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    •  How mature of you. (4+ / 0-)

      Being angry that a Democratic President is proposing the slow death of Social Security is now apparently a "simplistic value" and the mark of the "burning hair folks".

      Oh, how Very Serious of you. How wonderful! Here, have your seat at the Very Serious People's table, where none of them damn hippies are allowed.

      After all, if we'd listened to them, America wouldn't have started two unfunded wars of aggression, wouldn't have gone through the 2008 meltdown and wouldn't now be struggling through an anemic, austerian recovery.

      Clearly, such people know nothing and are Not Serious People.

      "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

      by Australian2 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 02:42:53 AM PDT

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    •  Oh yes you are so mature (1+ / 0-)
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      As you take money away from starving senior citizens.  Yes how mature and brave you are.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:12:32 AM PDT

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    •  Urizen - I am completely baffled (3+ / 0-)
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      at how you Party types don't understand that people vote based on issues that are important to them. Do you think that someone supporting Social Security makes them an ideologue?
         Here's a clue: DADT and gay rights issues are only marginally important to people who aren't gay. And the national opinion on gay rights is pushing the political system, including Republicans, their way anyway.
       Credit card reform? Don't make me laugh. Healthcare reform ? You mean national Romneycare?
         But I am retired and I get Social Security. Chained CPI affects my future income. It happens that I can still earn money and won't feel much effect. But how about those folks who are living on $800 per month and are too old to work?
         Obama has just offered to make them progressively poorer as part of some deal he has his heart set on.
         How about the young family that has to help support their elderly impoverished mother?
          How about the veterans who are depending on their disability benefit, which will also be affected by chained CPI?
          If the Obama administration had given us a single payer healthcare system, you might have an argument. But he didn't.
          If Obama had gone to the mat to fight global warming, you'd have an argument. But he didn't.
          So tell me, what is the argument for voting for him ? And what is the argument for voting for Democrats like him?

      This administration has pissed away much of its time in office pursuing a "Grand Bargain" while the economy stagnates and the middle class evaporates. After all this time he offers Chained CPI as a solution?
         This government is broken and establishment Democrats aren't fixing it. They're a major part of the problem.
           

      •  you tell me (2+ / 0-)
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        blueyedace2, FiredUpInCA

        How there's anything even bordering on sense in this diary.  Kick the prez out of the party?  Yeah, that's a really practical idea --maybe if you're in fourth grade it might make some sense.

        you Party types don't understand that people vote based on issues that are important to them
        if this were true there never would have been Reagan and Bush presidencies.

        Just because I don't believe the rantings of an idiot are helpful doesn't mean I think our government, our society, etc. are serving us well.

        Equating childish attention seeking anger with effective political engagement is just flat out stupid.  

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