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  •  Sorry (5+ / 0-)

    I feel your pain. I live in Idaho.

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Wed May 15, 2013 at 02:02:32 PM PDT

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    •  Really? I grew up there. (3+ / 0-)

      Sad b/c Idaho has a rich democratic history that was driven by the unions that made up a large part of the work force.

      Now? Idaho, like Kansas, the South, and every other blind conservative area has near poverty level masses fighting like hell to ensure they keep being used by the elite.

      And, it is the people in states like Idaho that fight the hardest to keep health insurance companies free to shit on them and make obscene profits. But, hey, it's great politics to keep feeding these people with useless political fights less they start figuring out that absolutely nothing is getting done to improve their lives.

      Onward! Downward! Let's git er done!

      Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

      by 4CasandChlo on Wed May 15, 2013 at 02:39:29 PM PDT

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      •  I'm a native (5+ / 0-)

        lived elsewhere for most of my adult life, until I moved back a couple of years ago. And I grew up in Democratic politics here. There isn't a day I don't think about what it was like when we had senators like Frank Church serving. People who had integrity and a commitment to public service.

        Now we've got a junior senator who likes the gig because he doesn't have to do any work and another who's stupid enough to hire a crook who stole a quarter of a million from his campaign.

        Depressing.

        "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

        by Joan McCarter on Wed May 15, 2013 at 02:59:51 PM PDT

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        •  Every time I go back: (3+ / 0-)
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          I live in WA, only 15 miles but a world away in terms of state priorities.

          When I go back I am more and more depressed. Idaho is representative of a gullible group who has been manipulated into being the army of the elite and, already incredibly poor, getting more so every day.

          I was almost laughing about the fight to make kindergarten optional to save money in the already poorest funded public education system in the country.

          And, most depressing to me, is that - as demonstrated by the health care shenanigans - there is no hope that the conservatives will ever conclude "ok, our work is done here, this is exactly what we wanted" - instead, they are more likely to conclude, what can we get away with next?

          Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

          by 4CasandChlo on Wed May 15, 2013 at 03:10:46 PM PDT

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        •  This is a vote to go back home to say he voted to (2+ / 0-)
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          get rid of ObamaCare so he can keep his easy job.  Never mind voters who are out of work, his job is more important to him.  All the new congressmen need this vote to bring back home to their voters.  What a waste of time and we are paying for their political needs.

          Do not adjust your mind, there is a flaw in reality.

          by Shrew in Shrewsbury on Wed May 15, 2013 at 05:05:01 PM PDT

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