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  •  To behave as if Rethugs are rational (3+ / 0-)
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    emal, freesia, KiB

    makes no sense.

    The psychiatrist may pretend the delusional patient can be reasoned with, but he doesn't fool himself it's really possible.

    Mr. President, the patient is not rational, but only wants you and the staff to give up and leave the building so he and the other patients can take over the asylum.

    These are a few of my favorite things.

    by JG in MD on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 06:37:32 PM PST

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    •  Oh, if all you want is power and you know that (2+ / 0-)
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      JG in MD, KiB

      no one will stop you, grabbing all you can while you can is plenty rational.  Evil, though.

      •  That's what I mean (1+ / 0-)
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        Seneca Doane

        They're rational for themselves and the Powers That Be, but they aren't rational for the country they're supposed to be governing and are trying to destroy instead.

        The president can say they aren't rational, in some words or other, instead of behaving as if bipartisanship is possible. The doctor and the patient can't split the difference when the patient operates in a different world (imaginary in this case) from the doctor.

        These are a few of my favorite things.

        by JG in MD on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 06:49:39 PM PST

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        •  I'm not being clear (3+ / 0-)
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          Seneca Doane, NWTerriD, KiB

          Dammit, if I can't even make my point here, how would I ever make a point Out There?

          The two worlds, the rich and the rest of us, don't overlap. They're as separate as the delusional and the rational. That's the basis of my example.

          A discussion can't say that the other world — that of the Republicans, who would destroy us — is acceptable and still be involved a real conversation with a member of the american public.

          These are a few of my favorite things.

          by JG in MD on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 06:54:00 PM PST

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    •  they are rational (1+ / 0-)
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      Kentucky DeanDemocrat

      they would like to increase corporate power and class warfare.

      they spent 2 years fighting from a bad hand and
      Obama wouldn't close and neutralize them.

      George Bush is Living proof of the axiom "Never send a boy to do a man's job" E -2.25 S -4.10

      by nathguy on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 09:00:15 PM PST

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