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Last weekend I wrote a little piece comparing this election to ultimate fighting. I also expressed hope that Obama would step up to the realization and get into the game post-Palin.  

It seems that he has, with a new ad that calls the GOP "Mavericks" exactly what they are: liars. A good start, and I hope there is more where that came from.

There is no doubt that the Palin choice was a hard shot by McCain. The proof of our guy's worth is not that he got hit, but how he and his team suck up the shot and take the fight to McCain.  I am seeing signs that they are doing just that.

In hopes of keeping that fighting spirit up among all us Kossacks, here's a little story that I think sums up how I would like to see Obama take this on:

As a new kid in Viginia middle-school back in the 70's, I was treated pretty badly by the big tough kids in the back of the bus. Inevitably, they decided that one of the bullies who got off at my stop would kick my ass after we got off the bus. He was a year or two older and a lot bigger than me. They did not make any secret of what was going down, so I knew exactly what they had in mind.  But they did not know what I had in mind.

When we got to the bus stop, I let their designated hitter go on ahead of me. I got right behind him as we got to the step leading out the bus door. As he was about to get off the bus, I slammed him in the back and then jumped right on top of him. We tumbled out of the bus onto the sidewalk. I then proceeded to grab him by the hair and smash his forehead into the pavement a few times. Fight over.

The bus driver just smiled and drove off.  The bullies left me alone from that day on.

And I am a Democrat.  

Originally posted to Kiyomasa on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 12:23 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Good for you. (7+ / 0-)

    It works every time.

    McCain - Voted Worse Than Bush in 2000

    by Mr Magu on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 12:26:21 PM PDT

  •  Damn, dude! (3+ / 0-)
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    esquimaux, MAORCA, LaughingDog

    I wanna be on YOUR team... and let's get Joe Biden back up there on that same horse!

    Ms. Palin, Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilot was a governor.

    by gnwmann on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 12:50:31 PM PDT

    •  Fighting back (1+ / 0-)
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      I moved around a lot as a kid, so I got used to this kind of deal. The only language authoritarian folks like Repugs understand is force.  Notice how many times their pundits and the Freepers talk about actual physical violence against us. They are the bullies in the back of the bus. But when you actually smack them and draw a little blood, they scuttle off.  I'm hoping the Obama teams knows this and applies the lesson.

  •  Funny how the bullies are bullies (3+ / 0-)
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    esquimaux, luckylizard, LaughingDog

    and "just be nice to them," Does. Not. Work.

    All serious daring starts from within. ~Eudora Welty~

    by livjack on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 12:50:54 PM PDT

  •  A female bully at school targeted my daughter (2+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard, MAORCA

    The school wasn't any help.  They said they had to see it happen or they couldn't do anything about it.

    I called her parents and that made her worse.

    One of my neices, who was taller and weighed more than the bully visited the bully at work at the Pizza Hut and said if she heard of her doing anything else to her cousin, that she would regret it.

    Bullying stopped. She didn't change, though.  She almost ripped a woman's breasts off with her teeth for having an going with her husband, years later.

    Karate Lessons and older and stronger help is the best way to go when dealing with a bully. Karate lessons are an ace in the hole if someone gets trapped without help.

    Creative thinking is needed, too.

    The republican leaders and the corporate media are lying to the voters and are bullying their Democratic representatives by the way they do the news, opinion shows and keep lying.  We need plan two, because the republicans aren't going to change.

  •  The bitch slap theory of politics (2+ / 0-)
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    MAORCA, Lady Libertine

    I'm not sure if Josh Marshall came up with the theory, but he invokes it a lot.

    Basically the theory is that the GOP slings mud at you just to see if you hit back.  The problem is Democrats usually don't, and voters don't like that.

    The answer is to, of course, hit back in a way that's hard hitting (and not just complaining).  That's what Obama looks like he's starting to do (and will continue to do).

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