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  •  Thanks mijita, but how many voters sympathize (4+ / 0-)

    with this position?   Surely, at some point, seeing the consequences of now state safety nets or assisstence for the poor, the elderly, the disabled, the homeless, the hungry, the  mentally ill or handicapped, or road and infrastructure repairs, closing libraries, poor schools, etc. must move the heartstrings of the majority of folks -- even in red states.

    The crazy isolationist, "get off of my lawn" ideologues can't represent more than 5% of society can it?

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 08:08:02 PM PST

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    •  In California at least (4+ / 0-)
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      there is a sufficient crop of bat shit crazies to keep them in business.

    •  In Minnesota, our Republicans pulled the same (4+ / 0-)

      stunt a few years back.  We now have 2/3 D majority in the house and senate.  Still stuck with T.Paw. as our governor, but at least the legislature has him pretty well neutered.

      The closed parks were, I think the thing that really had the general Republican and Independent public pissed off.  Hurting the poor, no big deal, but when they couldn't pull their big, retiree specials into the state parks for a weekend away from their fixed tee-vees and phones, with their giant mobile tee-vees and phones, boy was there hell to pay.

      •  Well this is what I would expect and makes sense, (0+ / 0-)

        SMwalt.   Maybe what we're seeing is a consequence of a delayed reaction, where some of these crazy politicians just haven't seen the full consequence of their own self-destructive behaviors?

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 12:02:48 AM PST

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    •  Most people aren't poor or disabled. (3+ / 0-)
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      A short-sighted self-interest augurs against an expansive state w/ lotsa entitlements.

      We are building a team that is continuously being built. - Sarah Palin

      by burrow owl on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 08:34:18 PM PST

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