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    InAntalya, Tim D M

    Not that I don't agree with most of your points.

    And anyway, I've got to say:  up until this week, I didn't think they were actually going to go through with it. I thought it was all sabre-rattling and that that's what it would continue to be, along with a heaping helping of guns and ammo and money funneled to whichever rebel group we decided we liked. I didn't think we were actually going to go in there shooting (or bombing).

    It's possible a lot of my fellow citizens felt the same.

    The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 10:42:17 AM PDT

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    •  Very good point. It really cought me off (2+ / 0-)
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      InAntalya, SouthernLiberalinMD

      guard when I heard we were ready to go at the President's word. Great timing if you don't want people to notice, August is when most people go on vacation or at least are busy with summer activities. Not that I think Obama is thinking like this, I do think the apparent chemical attack set this all in motion. It seems our elected leaders in general don't care about public opinion the way they used to. They know that 75-80% of those up for reelection will win regardless of how they vote so they usually vote the way their sponsors ask.

      Let's not let 2014 be anything like 2010. Republicans only win when we stay home!

      by Tim D M on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 11:18:05 AM PDT

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