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  •  I get it. We're agreed then... (0+ / 0-)

    but the only way you and I have any chance of getting what we want need. Because most of the country is getting by - not doing well, most of them - but getting by. And they're uncritical, and willing to trust what they are told by officials, and hoping things get better because they don't feel empowered enough to change things themselves.

    This includes what, almost inevitably, will be a large percentage of kossacks. And they have no idea.

    Most of us democrats have never been homeless (I have, for a short, scary period). Most of us are going through tough times, but we trust that, if we dig in, we can hack it and dig ourselves out of the holes we're in. They've no idea just how hard it is to, say, start a successful business (been there, done that, forget having a life or a family). And not so many of us here know what it's like to be retired and poor (we have computers and the internet, after all).

    So many democrats continue to trust our elected democrats to do the right thing, when it becomes more and more apparent that they care about getting or maintaining seats more than anything else. So they will never get too far ahead of the electorate, and will very seldom strive to make the progressive case, and force it into the public discussion, where we win, often enough (remember the PO?)

    I'm beginning to realize that most democrats aren/t like me, viscerally suspicious of authority, but are content to follow. I thought you were one of those we used to call a name ending in "bot."

    My apologies.

    2012: Obama must go.

    by papicek on Fri Dec 17, 2010 at 05:04:43 PM PST

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