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So, forgive my lack of specifics, but  after reading an acceptable amount of vivisections of Obama's new negotiating position (we'll call it that) I started coming across the inevitable "I support Obama's position and here's why" rants from self-described liberals.

Now, there's a weird, twisted sort of logic to many of these brave counter-arguments.  But they ALWAYS show up.  ALWAYS.  Which leads to the heart of my rant:  why do so many liberals say the best way to help the Left and the Country in the long term is to screw the Left and the Country in the short term?  

In my most highly praised (but not most highly read) diary I rather dryly said that the validity of a policy should not be based on how much it pisses off the base.  And here we are.  Sometimes - only sometimes - it seems our elected representatives are going out of their way to tell the left that their policies are incompatible with a functioning America.  

Sometimes it seems our reps aren't apologizing for America, they're apoligizing for being Democrats.  And if that's the case perhaps it's time I learned it.  But, as I am not a ranter, I reserve the right on future occasions to pretend I was drunk while writing this.


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