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  •  Of course, I agree. To a point. (7+ / 0-)

    But I have to say, outside of this site and certain bastions of the left, most of America is NOT in doubt that there's a difference between the two parties.

    Unfortunately, too many don't really understand or care to understand that difference, imo, but are rather motivated by knee jerk reaction, and the hope that any change will be better.

    Which again, is why I believe that it's not just a matter of "showing the difference between the parties," but ALSO, of claiming credit for that which we've achieved, something that Democrats are absurdly wary of, and which the GOP has no problem doing, even if they have to fabricate most of it.

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 07:37:16 PM PST

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    •  I will respectfully disagree... (3+ / 0-)
      most of America is NOT in doubt that there's a difference between the two parties
      There's a lot of "a pox on both your party's houses" going on out there, even in my little blue college town bastion.

      I think that the people here, for the most part, know there is a difference.

      •  We don't disagree (3+ / 0-)

        that there's "a lot of a pox on both your party's houses going on out there." There absolutely is. But that doesn't mean Americans don't see a difference in the two parties. Putting that aside for the moment,  if "a pox on both parties" is the thought du jour, who do all those "pox on both parties" vote for?

        I think they have a tendency to knee jerk vote for the guys not in power. That's part of the battle I think we face, even though in my mind, we should easily earn more votes than the GOP in the mid terms.  

        We have earned this in recent presidential politics, but not in mid term politics, and the GOP has done an EXCELLENT job of making the mid terms as important as presidential elections---and I'm not at all convinced that enough Democrats have caught up with that fact.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 08:26:04 PM PST

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