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  •  Consider the Disasters Brought Onto Us By 2010 (2+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, Geenius at Wrok

    that epic fail deserves to be factored into any assessment. The only chance Obama ever had at doing serious good for the country went out the window with his and the party's motivational failures culminating in the election.

    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 Sat May 18, 2013 at 03:06:13 PM PDT

    •  We should all just go back to bed, (0+ / 0-)

      and forget about it, is what you're saying?

      The only chance Obama ever had at doing serious good for the country went out the window with his and the party's motivational failures culminating in the election.
      If you're attempting historical analysis, such global, fatalistic language isn't responsible.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Sat May 18, 2013 at 03:29:49 PM PDT

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      •  Well, seeing that 2010 (3+ / 0-)
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        karmsy, Geenius at Wrok, hardhatmama

        Produced the gridlock we've seen since, the constant debt ceiling battles, sequestration, the offering of chained CPI that was apparently some sort of pre-concession, and any number of other problems that will make 2014 even tougher for Democrats than it would have been otherwise, it's difficult not to acknowledge those mid-terms were a turning point.

        It's been nothing but MISERY since 2010. Yes, Republicans take much of the blame, but Democrats share some of it, too.

        Enabling Republican trolling hasn't gotten them to stop doing it, it's encouraged them to do it more.




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Sat May 18, 2013 at 03:47:38 PM PDT

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        •  No argument to anything you've said (0+ / 0-)

          but there's a qualitative difference between discouraging, fatalistic language (which the commenter above often uses), and a perspective that, while realistic about serious challenges we face, encourages action and involvement.

          It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

          by karmsy on Sat May 18, 2013 at 05:14:08 PM PDT

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