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  •  it's weak tea (2+ / 0-)

    No naming names, no calling out the Christian right directly as un-Christian.  This kind of weak response to right-wing zealotry is why the right owns the Christian "brand" in America today.

    This country does not have the luxury to entertain idiocy as if it is reasonable. --Digby

    by Thought Crime on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 12:33:45 PM PDT

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    •  Chastising your allies (0+ / 0-)

      for being insufficiently fiery, isn't highly recommended as a technique for coalition-building.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 12:39:52 PM PDT

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      •  and allies who don't fight (2+ / 0-)

        aren't really allies worth having.

        Coalition-building is only a valuable strategy when all coalition members are willing to get their hands dirty.  Otherwise it's a waste of time and effort.

        1 Friend willing to throw-down when 3 punks pick a fight with you is better than 5 "friends" who aren't willing to throw a punch.

        This country does not have the luxury to entertain idiocy as if it is reasonable. --Digby

        by Thought Crime on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 01:19:49 PM PDT

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        •  The allies I'm looking for (1+ / 0-)
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          don't have to get involved in assault and battery.  All they mainly have to do is show up and pull the right lever every other November.

          "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

          by lgmcp on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 01:27:01 PM PDT

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          •  Voting is a proxy for violence (2+ / 0-)

            not a proxy for debate.  You don't win if your right, you just win if you outnumber the other guys.

            When you vote, you are exercising political authority, you're using force. And force my friends is violence. The supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived.

            If the majority isn't willing, implicitly or explicitly, to back up it's will with force, then the minority knows they can flaunt it, and they will.

            This country does not have the luxury to entertain idiocy as if it is reasonable. --Digby

            by Thought Crime on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 01:38:27 PM PDT

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