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  •  You use the phrase "rare opportunity," (9+ / 0-)

    referring to a supposed alliance between Teabaggers and the Left. That's a classic strawman, but "rare opportunity" is an apt phrase to describe the NSA/PRISM/Snowden affair.

    This is indeed a rare opportunity: to finally gain real traction in the struggle against a longstanding and ongoing pattern of government secrecy and intrusion that, as you also say, some of of us have been protesting since 2001 and before.

    When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

    by PhilJD on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 11:24:48 AM PDT

    •  The only alliance I would be interested in (1+ / 0-)
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      with TeaBaggers would be in this specific issue, I can't think of too many other places where we actually fit with them.
      But if they fight it from the Right in Congress and we fight it from the Left, it makes it hard for the old bulls to continue status quo.
      Plus it could rebound against the TeaBaggers with their base, that (horrors!) they worked with Democrats!
      We do need to have this debate, lets keep it focused where it should be.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 11:37:16 AM PDT

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      •  Don't know about that (6+ / 0-)

        I've long felt that if they ever came out from under their tricorn hats and got over their ODS, a bunch of them would find common cause with the left on banksters and hedge funders.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 12:43:29 PM PDT

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