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  •  My hope is that this (2+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx, Pinto Pony

    http://www.usatoday.com/...

    Shows the way but nowhere near enough

    "I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity." Nadezhda Mandelstam

    by LaFeminista on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 09:57:21 AM PDT

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    •  It is still people trying to deal with the (5+ / 0-)

      GOP bumrush without actually taking the GOP to task for it.

      Trying to work around them,

      Seriously, republicans should all be suffering [REDACTED] cars and [REDACTED, REDACED] daily.

      Voting they don't fear because they are endlessly fucking with it.

      So they need more timely consequences.

      but we can't.

      We have to remain nice.

      WHich is why they can fuck us so regularly.

      Legal means "good".
      [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

      by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 10:01:57 AM PDT

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      •  Indeed. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        "I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity." Nadezhda Mandelstam

        by LaFeminista on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 10:05:27 AM PDT

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        •  As a fighter, just standing there and taking it (4+ / 0-)

          just isn't part of my make-up.

          I remain disgusted with how much shit the GOP manages to get away with and not so much as a a finger is raised - really - to halt them.

          it's like no matter what shit they pull I am supposed to accept it as "legitimate'.

          And it's not.

          It's fuckery committed because people simply take it.

          Legal means "good".
          [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

          by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 10:09:52 AM PDT

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          •  as I said above... (0+ / 0-)

            They have nothing to fear from the left.  The only real challenges to an incumbent Republican comes from the right, even in a statewide election for Senator. On top of that Democrats rarely are challenged from the left, so they are only afraid of the right during the general election.

            On the Democratic side this is in part due to the misconception of the "swing" voter.  If Democrats worried more about GOTV for their base instead of trying to appeal to mythical centrist independents, they would trend leftward.  If I were conspiracy minded I would wonder if the mythical "swing" voter was a conservative plot to move the country to the right. Conservatives ignore the myth and appeal to their base while Democrats disillusion their base by appealing to the right of their base trying to non-existent swing voters and in the process losing more of their base than they gain from "being centrist".

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