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  •  The Bush legacy; Three countries wrecked (17+ / 0-)

    Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United States were all flaming train wrecks at the end of just eight years of Republican rule. Quite a spectacular record, and one that American voters should be constantly reminded of when they consider continuing to vote Republican.

    "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail." - My President

    by Fordmandalay on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 06:00:41 AM PDT

    •  and yet we seem to be reticent to say it as (5+ / 0-)

      loudly and as boldly as you just did. I wonder why? Given how willing the right is to blame the Obama administration for anything and everything why aren't the democrats willing to lay what is obviously true at the foot of those whose mess it is?

      "It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness." (Adlai Stevenson in praise of Eleanor Roosevelt) (Glowing Candle Avatar Adopted in 1986)

      by murphthesurf3 on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 06:16:57 AM PDT

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      •  Possibly because our Democratic Party leaders (0+ / 0-)

        … pretty much signed off on everything, every step of the way, making them complicit?

        The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ♥ ♥ ♥ Forget Neo — The One is Minori Urakawa

        by lotlizard on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 11:14:38 AM PDT

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        •  There is a case to made there but (0+ / 0-)

          as a group the Dems emerged as challengers questioning the authenticity of the rationale, the nature of the tactics and the effectiveness of the strategy as the GOP continued to hold victory parades.

          "It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness." (Adlai Stevenson in praise of Eleanor Roosevelt) (Glowing Candle Avatar Adopted in 1986)

          by murphthesurf3 on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 06:01:14 AM PDT

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      •  The "impeach Bush and Cheney" sentiment on DKos (0+ / 0-)

        … was strong after Democrats won Congress in 2006.

        The point was to shine a spotlight on exactly what had happened and crystallize in the voting public's mind exactly who (neocon Republicans and their de-facto allies) was responsible.

        We all saw how far that got.

        The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ♥ ♥ ♥ Forget Neo — The One is Minori Urakawa

        by lotlizard on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 11:19:56 AM PDT

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        •  The Dems have never been good at the "impeach em" (0+ / 0-)

          dance....even when there is a strong case for doing just that. The GOP are quite willing to talk it up over....well almost anything...."Obama has failed to develop a positive relationship with Congress" is the one that sends me over the edge every time.

          "It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness." (Adlai Stevenson in praise of Eleanor Roosevelt) (Glowing Candle Avatar Adopted in 1986)

          by murphthesurf3 on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 06:03:35 AM PDT

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