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  •  thanks llbear... (12+ / 0-)

    that comment was completely out of character, as i am the eternal pessimist. however, i base that opinion, not on myself (the party of one that a gilas girl refers to), but on what i am observing. people are pissed off. they see their future and their children's future in jeopardy.
    the american people are finally waking up to the fact that this administration (as well as the congress) are not on their side. they are like parents who are forced to eventually realize that their kid is no damned good. at first, they make excuses--to themselves and the rest of the world. when the kid tries to kill them while they're sleeping, they finally realize that's it time to stop ignoring the problem to make some changes.

    I didn't get Jack from Abramoff...I'm not a Republican!

    by nonnie9999 on Wed Sep 06, 2006 at 06:53:10 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly right (3+ / 0-)

      people are pissed off. REALLY pissed off. They see the rich getting richer and richer, and the people they elected to represent them just doing nothing, or worse, taking from them and giving to the rich.

      And if Bush thinks admitting secret prisons (that he denied before) and allowing SOME prisoners to get trials (how nice of him), he's got another thing coming.

      People are going to wonder - why tell us this NOW? Why didn't these guys get transferred to Gitmo BEFORE? What are you hiding? And how many others did they kidnap?

    •  abused children (5+ / 0-)

      I think it's closer to compare the American people with an abused child or a child of an alcoholic. Children almost always blame themselves and take responsibility for how their parents treat them. They are reluctant to hold their parents accountable, because they are totally dependent on their parents and don't see themselves as separate individuals, but as part of their parents.

      It isn't until they grow up (and sometimes not even then) that they realize they are separate and did not cause the abuse and/or family dysfunction. Maybe Americans are growing up. God, I hope so.

      You can make it if you focus on connections, not on differences.
      -7.00, -6.77

      by sunflight on Wed Sep 06, 2006 at 10:34:55 PM PDT

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