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  •  Pragmatism is what passes. (0+ / 0-)

    Unbending idealism gets you nothing. I'm very idealistic but understand when I've gotten the best deal possible, too.  Do I like it?  No.  Will I drive it away?  Yes.

    "There's really nothing I want out of the past except history." - Autoegocrat

    by rainmanjr on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 03:57:24 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly, so does that mean GTFO (0+ / 0-)

      ...of Afghanistan now, to rob an acronym from up-thread?

    •  Interesting how "pragmatism" always seems to (1+ / 0-)
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      serve the interests of the elites, isn't it?

      Funny how it is "pragmatic" to keep the insurance industry happy and to not piss off Wall Street or the military industrial complex, but it is not pragmatic to avoid systemic financial collapse or maintain a healthy population with true universal healthcare.

      I'd say it would be pretty fucking pragmatic to institute an immediate 90%+ tax on incomes over $500,000 a year and use the money to create a massive jobs program that would put all Americans to work at a livable wage.

      It may be pragmatic, but that doesn't mean it is going to happen.  Funny, right?  It almost seems as if "pragmatism" is just an excuse...

      Between excessive citizen activism and excessive trust or passivity, the former is far preferable to the latter. - Glenn Greenwald

      by An Affirming Flame on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 04:53:13 PM PDT

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      •  Yes (1+ / 0-)
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        Hippie Punching = Pragmatic

        Taxing the Rich = Dangerous!

        Escalating Wars = Pragmatic

        Stopping Wars = Dangerous!

        Offshore Drilling = Pragmatic

        Drilling Moratorium = Dangerous!

        Corporate Health "Care" = Pragmatic

        Publicly Funded Health Care = Fucking CRAAAAAZY!!

        Etc.

        This is what chump Change looks like.

        by Wamsutta on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 05:03:39 PM PDT

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