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  •  So Republican attempts to destroy voting (9+ / 0-)

    rights in the states they control doesn't matter?

    The Republican War on Women doesn't matter?

    Climate Change, our crumbling infrastructure, the composition of the Supreme Court, etc, etc, etc, none of it matters.

    The respect I had for Nate, is gone. Just gone.

    As far as I'm concerned, this election is one of the most pivotal of my long life.

    What Republicans have been doing in the states they control, (Kansas, comes screamingly to mind), they will do everywhere they have the power to do so.

    Getting out the vote is absolutely crucial to prevent them from doing so. It could not be more basic than that.

    Nate's prescription of yawning and saying " never mind"  in the face of what is on the line is stunningly divorced from reality.

    There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    by Onomastic on Wed May 14, 2014 at 07:23:10 AM PDT

    •  I see all of this commenting about his political (2+ / 0-)
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      views and it may be that what actually ISN'T important to him IS important to us.  If you are a slightly right libertarian then climate change, voting rights, the war on women and the Supreme Court might not be important.  Thus, he truly doesn't see this election as important.  If you care passionately about those issue it is clearly important.

      "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

      by stellaluna on Wed May 14, 2014 at 09:33:48 AM PDT

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    •  Again, you're saying this assuming (0+ / 0-)

      Nate is a liberal.  He is not.  Just because he accurately predicted Dems to win in 2008 and 2012 does not make him a liberal.

      Since he's not a liberal (rather, more of a technocratic libertarian), then of course he won't care about climate change, or the Supreme Court, War on Women, etc. etc.

      "Give me a lever long enough... and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

      by mconvente on Wed May 14, 2014 at 10:27:38 AM PDT

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