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  •  I can't say I share your hopeful nostalgia. (13+ / 0-)

    Though I do understand from where it comes.

    "If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation." - Judith Butler

    by David Harris Gershon on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 05:26:13 PM PST

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    •  As a Jew, having Bachmann say I am wrong is great! (14+ / 0-)

      It validates me.

      I am now convinced more than ever that the Jewish community's support for President OBAMA was the right thing.

      In bizarro world of Republican "logic", anything said by the likes of Bachmann, Palin, King, Stockman, Trump, McConnell, Ryan, Boehner, Perry, McCain, Graham, Issa, Gohmert, and on and on and on is only true IF YOU TAKE THE OPPOSITE POSITION!!!!!!!!!!

      •  "No ... (2+ / 0-)
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        I am George Costanza."

        Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

        by kbman on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 11:46:12 PM PST

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      •  Oh my! (3+ / 0-)
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        You seem to be falling for the good cop/bad cop game in one of its less conspicuous variations (the more obvious ones being in the areas of the economy and the environment).

        My point is that Obama rarely takes the opposite position to any of the Rethuglicans you listed.  He takes similar but less extreme positions.  The article itself points out that Obama has been doing exactly what Bachmann accuses him of not doing.

        And the further point is that Democrats like Obama and the Clintons are advancing the right-wing agenda under the cover of deafening hate-mongering from the Right.  Obama gets race-baited all the time (birtherism is just one form of that).  Bill was witch-hunted for doing what JFK did all the time--and that gave him cover to pass NAFTA and repeal Glass-Steagall.  When Hillary takes office, she'll be targeted by every right-wing misogynist in the country, and that will give her cover to push economic inequality and  environmental devastation to even greater extremes.

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