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  •  It took you a whole year to come up with this? (2+ / 0-)
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    4 comments in this diary and nothing else?

    Thank you for your concern.

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 02:36:35 PM PDT

    •  few commenters addressing JJ's content (6+ / 0-)

      and a lot of sniping at :
      a stupid title he fixed pronto
      his right to post his first diary after a year of lurking (read his stuff,  he's one of the best minds talking education issues in NJ, and an important ed blogger nationally)

      I just got back from Washington on a bus.  There's no resource allocatin problem, even a shmoe like me can do NJ-DC round trip in a day, and the President doesn't have to take the Metro out to the stadium.

      National Democrats ignore Senator Buono at their own risk.  Enabling Chris Christie is a losing strategy.  No just for the 16 dimensional mah-jong  types.  Allowing blue NJ to be dominated by this governor poses a threat to our voting rights, our union density,  and the enthusiasm of a donor and activist base, especially among women.

      oh,  and it fucks a lot of poor and middle class people

      foolish and shortsighted

      It's not a fake orgasm; it's a real yawn.

      by sayitaintso on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 06:24:25 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you for that (6+ / 0-)

        Must say this was quite interesting. I posted here at a request from a commenter at Blue Jersey. "Why not?" says I. Must say I've learned quite a bit from the experience.

        I'm so old I remember a time when the Democratic party was run by a man who insisted that every race be fought. And if anyone said otherwise, they were considered the problem.

        I see we've... matured since then. How nice. It's working out so well for the left, don't you think?

        All those people I listed above: labor, women, LGBT, environmentalists, students, the middle class... things are so much better when they all just accept that a bullying blowhard - who may be talented but who certainly got lucky with the placement of some storms - is the inevitable winner so they can just curl up and die.

        Well, I'll leave it to the sage, politically seasoned minds here to triangulate and apportion the president's valuable time to obviously more important concerns. We here in Jersey can just simply fold up our tents and go home without a fight. We'll just have to learn to live with Christie's backers running things for another four years. No point in doing anything about it, right? That would just be "whining"...

        And it's nice of the president's staff to make it easier for those of us who have to live under Christie to face the inevitable by leaking this story to the press and further torpedoing Buono's campaign. Because, you know, fighting for a candidate who's got a slim chance is just so... well, so 1990's, don't you think?

        I just hope that all of you who think it's acceptable for the president to pull out of a tough fight don't turn around one day and find out your state or your district is going red because sticking up for members of your own party isn't politically expedient.

        Good night and good luck.

        •  As a Fellow Jersey Guy, don't let the Haters win (1+ / 0-)
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          I read this first at Bluejersey and came here to see how this would play.  Some people are just so reflexively pro-whatever (in this case Pro-Obama) that the first line of attack is directed straight at the messenger.  I don't agree with your argument but it was well thought out and respectful of your audience and  
          deserves to be considered on its merits.  

          If the people here need a fainting couch over a chart and popular euphemism, then they are totally fucked if ever try driving down the shore on Friday in our fair state.

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