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  •  For you it's party purity (0+ / 0-)

    over people's hardship because of the shutdown.

    I think party purity is what is damaging the republicans right now.

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by notrouble on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 12:58:53 PM PDT

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    •  If we give them an inch (1+ / 0-)
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      this time it will never stop...and then there will just be more suffering.  Letting them save face only postpones the suffering for a tiny while, it doesn't prevent it.

      The tea crazies don't give a crap about anyone or anything but their agenda.  It's their way or they highway and the country be damned.  The sooner that every Dem understands that, the sooner it is understood exactly how to deal with them.

    •  In fact it's not party (0+ / 0-)

      purity; it's pure pragmatic realism.  We only get support when we stand strong and fight.  That's what leads voters to rally around us.  Moreover, if we give a single inch with these guys they'll dig in even deeper the next go round.  It was your way of thinking that put us in this mess in the first place and that contributed massively to the production of all this suffering.  

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