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  •  Yes, but that antagonism towards Democrats (6+ / 0-)

    is also greatly based on race. Obama's a lightning rod, but the hate would be there even without him.

    That hate has played a role in a whole lot of things including welfare 'reform'  and the failure of health reform in the 90s.

    "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

    by nosleep4u on Sun May 25, 2014 at 06:11:02 AM PDT

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    •  but ultimately GOP compromised with Clinton (13+ / 0-)

      The difference is that the GOP, hate filled and insane, impeached Clinton but was willing to work with him even then.

      Now, and almost since day one, the GOP has been incapable and unwilling to even have a civil discussion with and about Obama. It is the same but also vastly intensified.

      The GOP's reaction to Clinton was contempt and disrespect but pragmatism. With Obama there is no pragmatic side. Maybe there doesn't have to be, maybe they are simply incapable of being pragmatic with O for other reasons.

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      by JCWPolitics on Sun May 25, 2014 at 06:30:01 AM PDT

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      •  But earlier they blocked healthcare proposed (0+ / 0-)

        by him and pushed by Hillary. Heh, of course Bill was then acknowledged widely as "the first black president."

        "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

        by Gorette on Sun May 25, 2014 at 09:58:26 AM PDT

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    •  Right. They hate because the love to hate, (1+ / 0-)
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      especially anyone whose brain does not function identical to their own.  BUT... President Obama being black makes the hate so much more delicious and satisfying.  It appears Hillary will provide them almost identical pleasure.  It actually seems they revel in the pleasure/pain of it all.  

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