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  •  I can totally understand the anger (none)
    but honestly can't hold the blindered masses any more responsible for being gamed than old folks who get taken in by confidence men. How many of those people got the slightest opportunity to see John Kerry as the man he is rather than a caricature, lovingly crafted by the media and the greedy SOB's that own it? They were too busy parroting campaign rhetoric and spouting horce race analogies to get around to anything substantive, much less helpful.

    It's all about hearts and minds. The issues come afterward for most people. Unfortunately, we have been doing it backward while Rove et al just laughed and laughed. The forgiveness we have for the people they sold a bill of goods to now will be what helps to wake up their common sense when it all comes crashing in on them.

    I used to facilitate abuse survivor support groups. Most folks still in the abusive relationship refused to see the truth until reality slapped them in the face. My attitude was always patience and understanding when I really just wanted to scream and a lot of empathy when their fantasies crumbled. It wasn't until then that they realized that I was not the enemy afterall. This seems a very relevant parallel. Just a thought anyway.

    Keep the faith, my friend.

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