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  •  Kingston wants to run for the Senate, so he's (10+ / 0-)

    looking to get some publicity. Since he's been on the Republican House Theme Team, much of the idiocy that has been coming out of the House in talking points can be ascribed to him.

    That there is "no free lunch" is the defining mantra of the culture of obedience. Only people who do what they are told deserve to eat. That people elected to the House and Senate are in a stewardship position and that stewards are supposed to serve, not dictate, is apparently lost on the Cons.
    "Public servant" must be a euphemism because none of them would volunteer to be a servant. They are lords to the manor not born, but selected. That's the advantage of democracy over heredity. Democracy provides an opportunity to rule to so many more people.

    Schadenfreude. We might think that Schadenfreude is the result of people getting their "just deserts," the punishment coming to them because of their bad behavior and that makes us glad or, at least, satisfied. But, that's not the only manifestation. People who have been regularly dumped on, seem to take some delight in seeing others dumped on, as well. That's the mentality Kingston is appealing to. People who have put up with deprivation, think to themselves that it's only fair for others to be deprived.
    Appealing to people's baser instincts. That's what Republicans are good at.

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    by hannah on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 01:38:22 PM PST

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