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  •  It's easier to deal constructively (1+ / 0-)
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    once you accept what people really are.  To one extent or another, Republicans are basically people deficient in human empathy and/or critical thinking, and their leaders are those who exhibit those deficiencies most prominently - i.e., psychopaths and idiots (in Bush's case, an idiotic psychopath).  It's best not to hate them for that, but just to understand that you're not ever going to change them - you can only limit their power to hurt others.

    The conundrum of stable democracy: Reform requires the consent of the corrupt.

    by Troubadour on Mon May 02, 2011 at 04:12:26 PM PDT

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    •  Too broad. (0+ / 0-)

      Betting on any given individual to change is a low-percentage proposition. But it is 100% certain that, given a large enough group of people, some of them will change. Even on DKos you run across the occasional poster who says, "I'm a former right-winger."

      In other words, Keep Hope Alive.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Tue May 03, 2011 at 05:40:19 AM PDT

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