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  •  Well, there you go (8+ / 0-)

    The elites are all cozy with each other but they can't tell the truth to us.  This is really kind of sad in many ways, one of which is that the right wing has so much influence that the Democratic president feels sorry for Republicans and does his jawboning in private.

    75534 4-ever or until dk5

    by NearlyNormal on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 09:48:49 AM PDT

    •  I should hope that thought is news to no one. (10+ / 0-)

      Reminds me of my very brief experience as a lawyer.
      Guys fight like cats and dogs in the courtroom, have beers after work, play poker on the weekends.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 09:56:54 AM PDT

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      •  Yet ... (1+ / 0-)
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        one of the President's BFF's(Coburn) when he was in the Senate is now basically saying we'd impeach .. but we don't have the votes in the Senate?

      •  Governing and Politics is Just a Game to Them (3+ / 0-)
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        It's like pro-wrestling, they're sworn enemies only when the TV cameras are on. Since Obama used to be in the Senate, I could believe that some former repug senators confided in him. Though they're not elected officials, Donna Brazille and Karl Rove are very good friends and eat lunch with each other once-a-week.

        "The problem with posting quotes off the Internet is you never know if they're genuine."--Gen. George Washington at the Battle of Gettysburg, February 30, 1908

        by Aspe4 on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 10:35:50 AM PDT

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        •  "Just" a game may be over-stating it, but (1+ / 0-)
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          certainly a game.

          LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

          by dinotrac on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 11:11:56 AM PDT

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          •  Well its a game they are all on the same (2+ / 0-)
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            side of.  What none of them want is a game changing event.  There are differences in how they want the plebes to exist, but none of them have any interest in going back down from being Masters of the Universe.

            My favorite Poli Sci teacher used to say, "Jesse Jackson and Jesse Helms have more in common with each other than they do with any of you in this room, and if they need to they will each make sure the other is okay."

            The Elite Theory is well laid out in Dye and Ziegler's The Irony of Democracy, the analysis that gives absolutely the best predictive power of any poli sci theory I ever studied.

            75534 4-ever or until dk5

            by NearlyNormal on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 11:37:43 AM PDT

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