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  •  Not so absolute...There IS an "us" and a "them" (5+ / 0-)

    Democrats, for example, want to fully fund and staff the EPA, and other science and regulatory agencies, so we can begin to address the issues, and roll out a new green paradigm.

    Some 80% of "Americans" want to go green, and are willing to pay more for it.

    The Republicans, OTOH, are the "ignorant...arrogant" anti-democratic traitors to humanity, who insist on defying the popular democratic will, and will stop at Nothing to ensure their murderous profits, including defunding, refusing to allow appointments, and generally trying to kill off EPA, ESA, etc. etc.

    The Republicans (and Blue Dog ilk) must be crushed, purged and suppressed...democratically, electorally, of course, and legislatively and judicially, in November.

    Bring the Better Democrats!

    Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

    by Radical def on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 09:06:09 AM PST

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    •  For sure the Dems are doing a better job dealing (4+ / 0-)
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      with environmental issues than the Repubs, I don't think anyone is seriously arguing that point. But being ahead of the Repubs on this issue takes very little effort and that's what I've been seeing, very little effort. We are taking baby steps when we should be running at full stride. No one knows what the tipping point is or when it will be reached but that is why the people of the world need to be educated and brought up to speed on this issue. No one knows when the clock will run out. What we are doing is gambling with the life and death of planet Earth. Tell the people the truth. It's too important to play politics with.

      Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

      by burnt out on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 09:22:04 AM PST

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      •  Being hostage to hostile Right wing majorities... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...since day one of this administration, with all those remnant Blue Dog ilk in there, cannot be expected to produce optimal results, on Any front.

        Fortunately, those Blue Dog ilk were the main ones who lost their seats in 2010, leaving us an opening to completely revamp and restructure the Party, if we want it.

        Bring the Better Democrats!

        All Out for November!

        Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

        by Radical def on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 10:07:01 AM PST

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      •  We should be fighting waste (4+ / 0-)
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        burnt out, mightymouse, NoMoreLies, ozsea1

        like we did during WWII, even moreso. Instead, our economy is still based on using things up, when we are running out of those things. Why aren't subway cars and bus stop posters, tv ads and radio PSAs telling us it's patriotic to be thrifty, instead of "buy, buy, buy!"?

        Why are we not seeing these things? Like a WPA or CCC jobs program (no drug tests please), they seem so simple and easy, and have been proven to work. What gives?

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