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  •  This memo keeps coming up (5+ / 0-)

    Because nothing has really changed in conservative minds. (Duh!)

    They are terrified of the idea of government making life better for everyone; they simply don't think in those terms. All they want out of government is to protect their stuff, and help them get their hands on other people's stuff, to put it simply. It's all about using government to protect their personal power and wealth, and screw everyone else.

    They do NOT want a government that considers the big picture, looks at what everyone has and what everyone needs, and has the power to do something about that. They like their privileged status, and see anything that reduces that privilege by lifting other people up as unfair.

    To reduce this to school yard level, your typical conservative is really a bully at the core and sees the rest of the world as either bullies or victims. They want government as a toady doing their bidding; they do NOT want a government that can out-bully them or threaten their supply of victims.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 06:56:57 AM PDT

    •  And that is STILL a limited view of... (3+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar, Odysseus, Matt Z

      ... what government can be.

      Why not neither bully nor toady; but partner? I guess power through partnership really IS that far off their radar.

      Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class. --John Kerry

      by Lucy Montrose on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 08:43:08 AM PDT

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