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  •  It's amazing to what lengths people here... (2+ / 0-)
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    neroden, AuroraDawn

    ...seem willing to go to interpret this away.

    "No PO, no bill, no money, no nothin' but hell on earth for these people." -SouthernDragon at FDL

    by nehark on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 08:53:05 PM PST

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    •  Hope is a powerful thing... (1+ / 0-)
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      limpidglass

      He offered people hope at a time when many of us felt that there was no hope. They don't want to believe that  "hope and change" was just another slogan. I understand that. Watching them contort logic and employ semantics in order to defend Obama's statement is sad, but I understand it.

      The problem for the Democratic Party is that while some will resort to semantics, in order to maintain their belief in hope, others will recognize that they've been lied to, and will become angry. It isn't wise to give desperate people hope only to snatch it away. False hope is often worse than no hope, and it engenders more resentment.

      Blackadder: They're upset, Sir, because they are so poor that they are forced to have children merely to provide a cheap alternative to turkey at Christmas.

      by AuroraDawn on Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 03:25:10 AM PST

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