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  •  They fight. They just fight us. (7+ / 0-)

    I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 11:28:40 AM PST

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    •  and we don't fight; we manage, or try to (6+ / 0-)

      There's a reason 1984 puts Oceania's institutionalized deprivation in the context of a war (that may or may not be real).  People are more inclined to accept hardship and sacrifice when they think there's something to be gained from it, if not for themselves, then for their children and grandchildren.  The Democratic Party and the progressive movement have no vision, no winning condition ... not like the Republican Party and the conservative movement do.  There's nothing to be gained from what we're asked to do and to deal with, only the possibility of holding on to what we already have against hordes of orcs and their "reckless hate".

      Defense is fine as a tactic, but the overall strategy has to be offensive: driving the conservatives back into their trailer parks and smoking rooms to sulk, breaking their power to attack and promote their viewpoints, breaking their spirits if we can't convert them, eliminating them as a political force, and clearing the road for what we want.

      But NO!!!  We have to want good conservatives, so we can have someone to be partners with, Lincoln's "team of rivals" style, because kumbaya and all that peace and love bullshit.  There are far more people on this site that want a saner and more civil Republican Party than a stronger and braver Democratic Party.

      Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

      by Visceral on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 02:20:06 PM PST

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      •  This is the best comment I've read in ages. (2+ / 0-)
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        Visceral, Brown Thrasher

        Especially this:

        There are far more people on this site that want a saner and more civil Republican Party than a stronger and braver Democratic Party.
        I'd give you 1,000 recs if I had them.

        I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 09:21:32 AM PST

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