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    There are a substantial number of people on this site these days who seem to have the primary goal of insulting the USA and Americans and little else.

    [deletion, self-editing, re-starting, erasure, duct-taping of fingers]

    Before I write something that really gets me in trouble, I'll leave it at this. The sort of hyperbolic nonsense you challenge here has become rife on DKos. Rife in the sense that this form of virulent opinion is represented much, much more strongly on DKos than it is in the general opinion.

    And if we are here to win elections, this sort of language is not the way to inspire rank-and-file Americans to our flag. This constant America-bashing does us no good. All it does is vent the spleens of some very spleeney people.

    Ah but there's no point in winning elections because America is a third world country in the grips of dictatorship. Or something. Well guess who says this? The very same people.

    Oh thanks you so very much.

    So what is the message here? America suck, always will suck, and don't you even dare suggest we do anything about it, because we can't. We're doomed and if you say we aren't, you're pretty dumb.

    Yeah. "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" is winning politics. It's inspiring. It makes me want to rally to the side of the Spleen Team.

    Not. What it is, is the battle cry of the habitual loser.

    So excuse me if I roll a pastry across the floor and ask the Spleen Team to flap their wings. I'm going to help register a couple hundred new voters in my Wisconsin town. And I'm going to focus on the black and brown people my Governor Scott Walker is trying to hard to keep from the polls.

    Because the USA is not a Third World country. And because voting does matter.

    •  Don't be silly: (2+ / 0-)
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      There are a substantial number of people on this site these days who seem to have the primary goal of insulting the USA and Americans and little else.
      Their primary goal is gain validation for their own emotions. The stuff you're talking about is just the path they take.

      Non futuis apud Boston

      by kenlac on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 12:20:49 PM PDT

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