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  •  What are these Democratic wedge issues? (5+ / 0-)
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      Snowden, for one. That is the most obvious. The fighting is terrible.

      "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

      by politicalceci on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 05:53:02 PM PST

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      •  No fighting over substance! (0+ / 0-)

        Instead, clap louder.

        Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

        by Simplify on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 07:07:08 PM PST

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        •  Only for the people who are bullied and (0+ / 0-)

          insulted into a position without the freedom to express their position calmly. That is what happens when a faction tries to strong-arm another group  into agreeing into something without hearing what the latter is saying.

          "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

          by politicalceci on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 07:24:26 PM PST

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      •  Do you REALLY think that (1+ / 0-)
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        Republicans can use Snowden to pick up house seats?  As far as I can see, the Rand Paul type of Republican that might conceivably be pro-Snowden are only viable contenders in areas that are already blood red.  I don't see how that plays in a general.

        •  Maybe or maybe not. (1+ / 0-)
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          This is a complex topic that needs more time and discussion, but here's what I can say now about this matter:

          The entire furor about Snowden is an example of a larger problem that affects the Big Tent politics in our party: one issue keeping us entrenched and angry at each other while the GOP moves on to pass things that hurt this country.

          That is the thing I am concerned about.  Instead of pulling together and fighting GOP policy, the left wing is going to lose ground and more seats fighting over issues that aren't quickly solved in one day.

          That is what I meant.  We need to look at the bigger picture--the 2014 election.  If we don't, we will lose what little progress that we have now.

          "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

          by politicalceci on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:04:42 PM PST

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