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  •  Agree with you, but you're pissing into (3+ / 0-)
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    askew, TomP, alkalinesky

    the wind on this site.  The concept of politics as a process, not a piece of legislation, is completely foreign to a disturbing number of Kossacks.  

    "Eyes on the prize" is a slogan not to be taken lightly.  It means you are committed to the process as much as the end product, can accept disappointments as inevitable but never deviate from your goal.

    The notion that single-payer health insurance was going to be a reality one year into Obama's term is ludicrous.  The man can't dissolve the corporate ties in the Senate (hint: VOTERS do that), and he can't push a bill that he knows the Senate has zero chance of passing.   He's boxed in, and the only hope he has for future success is that his allies -- that's US, people -- hang with him as he tries again.  

    It's becoming crystal clear why we can't get any progressive agenda through Congress.  We have all the collective patience of a preschool.  

    It is scarcely possible to conceive of the laws of motion if one looks at them from a tennis ball's point of view. (Brecht)

    by dotalbon on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 08:46:29 AM PDT

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    •  Well said. (1+ / 0-)
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      This is so true:

      "Eyes on the prize" is a slogan not to be taken lightly.  It means you are committed to the process as much as the end product, can accept disappointments as inevitable but never deviate from your goal.

      My way of saying this is as follows: "It's a long struggle."

      We are fighting extremely strong enemies who have much power.  if we can improve the lives of people even a little, we are doing good.  It's not a game; people's lives are affected.

      Good comment.

      They "prefer an America where parents will lie awake at night worried if they can afford health care their children need."

      by TomP on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 08:54:55 AM PDT

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    •  Totally agree. (0+ / 0-)

      And great comment. Americans are acting like children with the attention span of a gnat. It's pathetic and sad, and perhaps we as a nation just aren't ready to be a leader (or even a very good follower). America is a sad shadow of what it used to be.

      President Obama. Yes We Did.

      by alkalinesky on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 10:14:31 AM PDT

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