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    But here's my concern --

    A generally cynical take on elected officials (as in we expect them to do the wrong thing and so we will interpret reported information as negative until proven otherwise) is to my mind not conducive to an effective democracy.

    This is especially so when the elected officials are Democrats, and are pressing for a more expansive role for government.

    Look I get why folks are cynical and I'm not suggesting they aren't entitled to some of that given the history.

    But I view it as something we should be working actively to change, not reinforce.  It isn't just about depressing turnout for particular elections either.  It's much more about creating space for the kind of policy we want.

    Anyway, my two cents response to your thought-provoking diary.  

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