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  •  We're Getting Too Near Boundary Conditions (none)
    for conventional wisdom to be completely reliable.

    So much of the economy and so much of government is now Republican that people on that side are beginning to smell permanent victory over liberalism. I've seen a number of reports years in recent years of economic forces cutting back funding of Dems, feeling they don't have to hedge bets.

    Repubs and their interests might be wrong, we might be able to turn things around, but the arrogance being demonstrated across the leadership of the Republican party and parts of the economy and culture are possibly signs of something more ominous than misjudgement or madness.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Oct 11, 2004 at 08:48:05 PM PDT

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    •  The Dean effect (none)
      Howard Dean effectively neutralized that, by proving that we could donate lesser amounts in greater numbers to acheive parity.  Kerry picked up where Dean left off quite effectively and has nearly matched Bush dollar for dollar.

      If we keep our current momentum both with Kerry and the various other federal races, we could well ake back the White House and at least one house of congress, forcing them back into the center.

      They may have wealth on their side, but we've got numbers.  That balance has been played out countless times throguhour our history, and this is just the latest installment.  I don't think we'l see it tip beyond the point of no return in our lifetime (though I'll be the first to say it's uncomfortably close).

    •  All large failures (none)
      are the result of the four horsemen:
      Hype and
      They're showing the first cracks.

      "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

      by johnmorris on Mon Oct 11, 2004 at 10:05:37 PM PDT

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    •  Democrats have money too (none)
      And it's about time the corporate world realized it.

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