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  •  What makes you think... (1+ / 0-)
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    clammyc

    ...you can trust them?

    •  I don't have to trust them. (1+ / 0-)
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      Their words are on record for all to see.  I don't like the idea that whether people make one public utterance or live their lives under one political banner, they can't have epiphanies and change their minds.  Anyone can learn, and it can happen at any time.

      If they want to work for good, I don't need to have credentials or a long history of liberalism.  If they don't work for good, it doesn't matter what they say.  It's what they do, and what's at stake is just too important to keep track of who joined "the movement" when.

      The law is slacked and judgment doth never go forth: the wicked compass about the righteous and wrong judgment proceedeth - Habakkuk 1:4

      by vox humana on Sun May 21, 2006 at 05:13:41 PM PDT

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      •  So, you're seeing O'Connor step (1+ / 0-)
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        up to the plate weekly, are you?

        •  No, unfortunately. (1+ / 0-)
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          Of course, neither do many Democrats.  Neither do I - I have never had an opportunity to make a public statement in this context.  Leaders who speak out in public forums saying things that go against the very people who have been their supporters have exhibited courage, whether we think it is enough or not.

          If we are not interested in welcoming the comments of the newly convinced or the lukewarm, then again I ask "why bother?"  We already know what is good and right - let us proceed then, without the assistance of those who are not as firmly entrenched in our beliefs.  We have our numbers already, let us just get the job done and give no credit to those who do not always agree with us.

          I credit anyone who keeps an open mind, and many who were deceived are beginning to re-open their inquiries.  I, for one, will not condemn them for that.  Better late than never - and we can give ourselves our own praise for being right first... this time.

          The law is slacked and judgment doth never go forth: the wicked compass about the righteous and wrong judgment proceedeth - Habakkuk 1:4

          by vox humana on Mon May 22, 2006 at 07:43:16 PM PDT

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