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  •  Republicans are Losers!!!!!! (4+ / 0-)
    •  Yes, but the truly frightening ones (4+ / 0-)
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      Avila, Simplify, buhdydharma, kurt

      are the democrats.  

      You know, in sociological and historical studies of the behavior of folks during the Nazi Era and War in Europe, those that housed, hid or shielded Jews were asked, "why did you do it?", "why did you risk it", and they generally responded by fingind the question odd.  Their responses tended along the lines of "its what anyone, any human being would do, there are no questions".  Whereas those who were Nazis, who collaborated, and even those who didn't help, nearly always had long (or longer) and involved (more involved) responses about their own actions.

      The Democrats want far too much to govern and have forgotten their role to oppose.  There are some things, opposition to which, is "what anyone would do".  Torture, it seems to me, is one of those.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Wed Sep 06, 2006 at 06:54:14 PM PDT

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      •  Rove based politics (5+ / 0-)
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        have also convinced the Dems that just doing the right thing isn't the solution anymore. Aside from just general rampant spinelesness, Roves blitzkrieg after the Dems stood with the repubs after 9/11 stunned the poor darlings, as did the succesful attacks on war heros for cowardice. thet are still reeling and confused, they are STILL afraid of being called soft. Jane Harman was still tap dancing like crazy on TV today.

        I feel its up to us to furnish the spine by pushing them into the fight. I sure do wish we had more help, though!

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