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I always thought Kos was a bit harsh in his assessment of Romney
but after not conceding tonight

Kos was right

Romney is a dick!


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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    "Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative." - John Stuart Mill

    by smartone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:50:30 PM PST

  •  Asshat is a tag? (0+ / 0-)

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:51:35 PM PST

  •  Kos was always right: Romney was always a dick. (3+ / 0-)
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    sfbob, highacidity, FiredUpInCA

    Anyone who not only didn't have conscience-bugs about bullying their classmates, but claims to have forgotten about it.

    Anyone who would strap their family doggie to the roof and drive on the freeway.

    Anyone who would write off 47% of America as whiny victims.

    Anyone who, etc. etc. etc. all the way down the line:

    He was a jerk, he IS a jerk, he will be a jerk until the day he has to explain himself to Saint Peter or whoever is watching his corner of the hypothetical hereafter.  

    And now, on CBS television, live, the concession speech.


    Thou shalt not vote on machines with invisible parts.

    by G2geek on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:55:37 PM PST

    •  Yeah, all of that... (5+ / 0-)

      and Mitt still pulled in 50 million votes. Are there that many people with no voting integrity in this country? Mitt is a charlatan and people still voted for him. Very sad testimony IMO.

      Only the weak & defeated are called to account for their crimes.

      by rreabold on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:08:19 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  it's social ecology: competition between species. (0+ / 0-)

        In nature at-large, competitions between any two species are always balanced on a knife-edge, otherwise one or the other will go extinct.

        Any time you have two persistent species vying for a niche over a long period of time, you can expect to find that they are in a very close balance.

        As in nature at-large, so with humans.  

        What we need is a Darwinian advantage.

        As it turns out, we have one: demographics.  We are becoming an all-minority nation where no ethnicity or ancestral nationality is a majority of the population.  In a very practical sense this favors Democrats.  By 2016, Republicans will be unable to count on "the white vote" to put them in office.  This election already showed some indications of that.

        What will happen next is that Republicans will attempt to compensate by depicting themselves as "the Rainbow Right," as has already begun in certain threads within the religious right.  To attract the Latino vote they will emphasize right-wing Catholicism, for example.  

        To counter that, we, the progressive left of the Democratic party, have to face up to the need to speak in terms of moral values and religious values, not just economic and social justice values.  We need to offer an alternative to the religious right, in the form of the religious left.

        We can do that without compromising our adherence to science and rationalism as core necessities in public policy.

        Obama has been successful in combining faith and reason in his campaigns and in his speeches in general.  But he, and all of us, need to go further and seize the entire territory having to do with "values."  We have to be unafraid to challenge the right wingers on the subject of "morals."  

        Beyond that, there's one more competitive advantage we need, which is a comprehensive vision that evokes a sense of awe and a sense of participation in something that is greater than ourselves and that is deeply meaningful.  We need to bring back the future as a subject of national discourse.  

        There's much more to be said about all of this but I'm going to leave it here for now and see if anyone replies.

        Thou shalt not vote on machines with invisible parts.

        by G2geek on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 01:54:30 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  but his concession speech was pretty conventional. (2+ / 0-)
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    sfbob, highacidity

    So that's good as far as it goes.

    OK, time to go out with friends....

    Thou shalt not vote on machines with invisible parts.

    by G2geek on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:04:30 PM PST

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