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  •  Well, how 'bout that? (2+ / 0-)
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    flevitan, davematson

    Harry Reid is unafraid to admit he changed his mind. Contrast that refreshing bit of honesty with the approach of Republicans who jeer at politicians who rethink their positions.  For them, anyone who changes his or her mind lacks proper conviction or is otherwise "weak."  On the contrary, Senator Reid's declaration smacks of political courage, a rare quality these days.  Indeed, it puts him in agreement with John Maynard Keynes.  When informed that a current opinion of his contradicted an earlier one, Keynes famously replied, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”

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