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  •  The "We're The War Party , Too!" convention of (1+ / 0-)
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    ActivistGuy

    2004 was a sickening , absurd mess. Glad to see the DNC has learned so much. When the entire Senate is comprised of millionaires , and almost the entire House , not too likely that any of We The People under the top 2% in income are going to have elected representation . Every empire learns during its process of building and inevitable collapse how essential military might is . Yeh , too bad the retired general isn't needed . Maybe some glimmer of historical light has reached past the blindfolds.

    •  "John Kerry, reporting for duty" Hated that! (3+ / 0-)
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      ActivistGuy, TomP, Abra Crabcakeya

      Was my first feeling of uh-oh about him.

      •  My first feeling of uh-oh was long before that . (1+ / 0-)
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        anotherCt Dem

        but from reading your comments for a long time I know you are a much more charitable person and open to others than I am. That was the point at which I said "We're Fucked!! " and left the room to find a book.My uh-oh happened during Iowa and the news coverage about Iowa for trhe next three months.

        •  Thank you! (1+ / 0-)
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          Abra Crabcakeya

          I'm not nearly as open as I should be however :) I study Buddhism, and feel guilty every time I knock the Obamaisdoomeders/where are the surrogates/etc
          types here. I don't get whining by blog. I should be more open. Ommmmm. But thank you.

          I wasn't following that primary season - too much personal stuff going on during that period. So my awareness of John Kerry the Candidate wasn't much formed before the convention. And then I learned that our candidate bored me. NOT a good feeling.

          •  Yes - Kerry , like Dukakis , like Humphrey , even (3+ / 0-)
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            anotherCt Dem, mango, twinpeaks

            like McGovern. And at risk of receiving snarling replies , Obama . An amazing propensity to pick , it seems , the lowest quality candidates the DNC can find to run againnst very , very vulnerable opponents. I am absolutely convinced I will never get a chance to vote for a candidate for  President toward whom I feel a sense of real trust and respect . Jimmy Carter was once , and I don't think it will ever occur again. Carter got us asfely through a time when the world stod on end; the Iranian revolution , the entire oil mess from Hades , and we didn't have soldiers anywhere murdering anyone to steal anything for giant american corporations. That was , I think , the four years during which my country's behavior reached it's highest point of honor and decency.
               Honor and decency. Those things are ultimate to me , though I realize honor has some very perverted definitions to some. All other things become settled as honor and decency prevail.

    •  Wes Clark has said that the source of (2+ / 0-)
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      Wishful Thinker, Defoliate Bush

      our strength is our legitimacy achieved through living up to our democratic principles, not military force and that force should be used only as a last, last, last resource.
      Clark, as you may know, has been a source for Noam Chomsky who has quoted Clark as a military authority in several of his books.

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