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    whatever else results from Syrian blood, we can now see how few Americans, right--or left--respect President Obama.  He is now a cartoon for both sides--and for the middle.  Democracy was never as good as high school teachers told us--but was it always this bad?

    Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. John Kenneth Galbraith .

    by melvynny on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 07:33:51 AM PDT

    •  It takes courage (7+ / 0-)

      right or wrong, to take the "unpopular" point of view.  

      I, for one, have never lost respect for Pres O.  I may have been unsure that bombing was the correct thing to do, BUT it never made me loose my respect for the man.

      The new day version of the biblical verse - "Let the man who has never made a mistake cast the first stone".  There's all kinds of stone casting going on these days and I 100% doubt that any of the stone casters are without mistakes in their life time.  

      This will all come back to bite all the stone throwers in the behind.  

      •  courage (0+ / 0-)

        I believe going to congress was the correct move--but that didn't take courage.  After Bush, our foreign policy seems to be--what's in it for us?  Oh, wait, that was also Bush's policy. Obama's red line speeches were hollow--as is his silence on voter restrictions--as is delaying a Keystone decision.  He seems to believe the legislature is superior to the executive--might be admirable if we didn't have an insane obstructionist House.

        Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. John Kenneth Galbraith .

        by melvynny on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 07:54:24 AM PDT

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      •  The new version: (0+ / 0-)
        "Let the nation who is sitting on 50 metric shit-tons of chemical weapons cast the first cruise missile volley"
    •  I would take that as a complement (3+ / 0-)
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      47% of Americans voted to put Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from  the presidency.  On the left you now have a sizeable group that thinks it's OK to cozy up with neo Nazis and Fascists and on the right you have the Tea Party and a whole host of other despicable types. When this collection of crazy motherfuckers respects you - it's time to pull out the arsenic and exit stage left .

    •  Yes it was always this bad (1+ / 0-)
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      melvynny

      but the other forms were even worse, to paraphrase Churchill.

      warning: snark above

      by NE2 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 09:02:44 AM PDT

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