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  •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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    The ideological rage seen here (and its mirror) seen on redstate or among FoxNews watchers is a marginal view.
    Nice false equivalence - looks like you are now positioning yourself as a very serious person. Wonder how long that will last.

     

    •  No, just a point about apathy. (3+ / 0-)

      I certainly agree the positions here and am sympathetic to the rage.  

      Nice try, though, stevej.  

      Of course, your rage is so influential with people outside daily kos.  

      Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

      by TomP on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 07:54:18 AM PDT

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      •  It's not a marginal view. A majority of Americans (3+ / 0-)
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        oppose cuts to Social Security, and most seniors oppose the Chained CPI. Would you call their opposition "ideological rage" and marginalize them?

        •  Yes, they oppose it in polls, (3+ / 0-)

          but 90% want gun control also.

          My point is political invovlement is marginal.

          I did not call their "opposition" ideological rage.  You can demonoize me by mis-characterizing my statements or just we can be allies.  

          Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

          by TomP on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:06:28 AM PDT

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        •  it's all this "Democratic Brand" stuff that's the (5+ / 0-)

          ideological rage.

          two generations ago, ours was the "racist party."

          the same hero who built the safety net was a villain who interred Americans based on their ancestry.

          that safety net I just mentioned was deliberately set up not to cover my great grandmothers (and I'd bet a few of yours as well)

          so I tune out when you guys start in with that stuff.  it's historically inaccurate.  parties change.

          none of the above is to say that I'm on board with a cut to beneficiaries of SS.  I'm not.

          I'll even organize to fight it.  I'll just not join in the witchhunt.

          This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

          by mallyroyal on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:15:59 AM PDT

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    •  My point is that (4+ / 0-)

      political rage and our involvement involves very much a minority of people.  

      For example, your attacks on my on a blog don't mean much to the 300 million Americans that do not come here.  Unless you understand apathy, you might think your attacks here really matter.  

      My diaries have very little impact on people, and they sometimes reach thousands.  There are millions in Ameirca.  

      Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

      by TomP on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 07:58:21 AM PDT

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