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  •  He is Purely About Process. (8+ / 0-)

    By 2008 every thoughtful human understood that the Republicans were sociopaths. Obama ran on the promise of a new way forward by partnering with them.

    Leaving aside that that was last new before Disco.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 07:34:32 PM PDT

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    •  they aren't sociopaths (0+ / 0-)

      power hungry, selfish, greedy, stupid, clever, corrupt?  yeah.  but not sociopaths.  and it doesn't help to say that they are if they are not.

    •  There were more than a few British and US (2+ / 0-)
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      politicians in the 30's who basically said "I think this Hitler guy isn't so bad. Sure he comes across as a lunatic but that's just for effect. Surely he's a serious person and we can reason with him.".

      And in case it's not obvious, the GOP is Hitler in this scenario, NOT Obama. Obama's the damn fool politician who either doesn't see Hitler for who and what he is, or pretends not to because it's easier.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 07:45:32 PM PDT

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      •  Republicans are not Hitler. There is a pretty big (0+ / 0-)

        difference.

        •  No, they've only killed a few million (0+ / 0-)

          Not 20. And they don't want to literally re-enslave blacks and women or kill gays, just put them back in their place--the back of the bus, in the kitchen and bedroom, and the closet. Damn, what was I thinking?!?

          My bad.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 09:24:42 PM PDT

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          •  in theory, the difference may seem small (1+ / 0-)
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            but if you have actually suffered degrees of violence and oppression, then the differences are a gulf

            •  You really think all Nazis were bloodthirsty (0+ / 0-)

              psychopaths and not mostly amoral opportunists who went along out of fear or self-interest, or that there isn't a core group of Repubs who aren't bloodthirsty psychopaths who given the chance wouldn't do the same thing?

              Plus, dude, IRAQ! Where have you been?

              "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

              by kovie on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 09:32:38 PM PDT

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              •  yes i think they were bloodthirsty sadist monsters (1+ / 0-)
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                i think they took pleasure in hunting, torturing and killing

                i think they looked forward to being a ruling class and subjugating the rest of the world population

                just like slave owners in the south and colonists who wiped out the native populations of north America.

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