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  •  Two peas in a pod - why not? (0+ / 0-)

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:20:43 AM PDT

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    •  I can just imagine the response if (0+ / 0-)

      President Obama behaved as everyone seems to want him to behave.

      Equating President Obama with Blanche Lincoln?  
      Obama supported her, endorsed her, and defended her.  He believed her and she was the one who lied about who she was.

      •  it gets complicated (0+ / 0-)

        people are complicated

        i can scoff at the people who distinguish the evil of hitler from the evil of rommel.  and yet for my mother's cousin, who survived WWII in a concentration camp because rommel was indeed different from hitler, i should limit my scoffing. and i have shared a kiss of friendship with somebody who shared a kiss of friendship with . . . well after four degrees of separation we get to Augusto Pinochet.

        But Obama (and some more liberal senators) made a demonstration of support for Joe Lieberman in the primary, which enabled Lieberman to retain his seat, even though he lost the primary.

        The point is, to be truly pragmatic is not, in my opinion, different from being as honest and ethical and moral as you can be, and not rendering permanent and total judgment on anybody is a strength.  Some day you may find yourself locked in the same cell as Ted Cruz, who knows, and he might in that circumstance turn out to be your best frend.  Life takes funny twists and turns.

        Judgments are good and necessary, but final and immutable judgments are a ball and chain, given that our knowledge is always imperfect.

        So yes, I can say that Blanche Lincoln is on the other side from me on some grave issues, and that she is paid to be on the other side; and I think Obama supported her knowing who she was (I knew - why wouldn't Obama?) because that is the political game he plays, same as his siding with the Dem. establishment against Ned Lamont for Joe Lieberman (as did Barbara Boxer).

        Obama also kills civilians, including children, with drones.

        Obama is also a helluva lot better than Romney would have been.

        My cuddly kittycat also kills small furry creatures that have souls.

        There is no static drawing of lines in human, or mammalian, relationships.

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