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  •  Total self-interest (1+ / 0-)
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    and insulation from the effects of their failures.

    They don't get it, because it's not their reality.  We are in approaching a bona fide surveillance state.  We are handing US treasury money hand over fist to those who profit from death.  We have privatized core government functions.  We have engaged in a violent, brutal theft of the resources of another country.

    But to the average Congressperson, they see no difference in their lifestyle or day to day activities.  Some get it (the Congressional Black Caucus comes to mind), but for many, the dangerousness of Bushism just isn't real.

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