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  •  Very well explained. (4+ / 0-)

    If we're to have any peace with these people, we have to understand that they believe they are doing the right thing. We all know how miserable it was to know that the country was going the wrong way, but have the majority see it differently. Imagine how you would feel if we were still in a McCain Administration. We survived because we had facts on our side, and we knew the Conservatives couldn't keep up their lies for too long. But these people don't have that. And God doesn't seem inclined to help them out. It has to be torture.

    I believe, and science seems to be finding, that a quarter of the population is genetically programmed to be Conservative. There is definitely an evolutionary value to having some of your people want to stay home and preserve the status quo. But they have been manipulated by the GOP into becoming terrified, hateful people. Their normal cautiousness has been twisted into a mental illness that makes them unhappy and a danger to the rest of the world.

    We need to understand. We need to sympathize. But we must not allow them to continue the damage. The President seems to be engaged in a very powerful intervention. Let's hope he sticks to it.

    "The Democrats are the lesser evil and that has to count for something. Good and evil aren't binary states. All of us are both good and evil. Being less evil is the trajectory of morality." --SC

    by tb92 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 09:46:36 PM PDT

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