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  •  They can have the issue? (3+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead, BradyB, stevemb

    If you forfeit this issue to the Republicans, then there's no point in calling yourself a Democrat.

    My response is:  

    What's OUR position, and should we allow them to out-flank us on this issue?

    Being for something simply because someone is against it is STUPID.  Uh-hum...that's what THEY do.

    all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    by 4kedtongue on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 10:12:51 PM PST

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    •  I don't think some people quite know... (4+ / 0-)
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      4kedtongue, Bozmo2, BradyB, stevemb

      how to react to this.

      On one hand, they might see the "RNC is attacking us, so we should respond" aspect.

      On the other hand, they see that responding would entail fighting the Democratic party, a Democratic President, and having to not only agree with the RNC's position, but to somehow also do the RNC one better, in order to make that response effectively.

      A conundrum.

      Cognitive dissonance.

      When faced with such "difficult" choices, it should be easy — go with principle, even if one has to go against his/her own party to do it.

      Our consciences will thank us, someday.




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

      by DeadHead on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 12:28:00 AM PST

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