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    Dear Republicans:

    Admiral Ackbar has some advice for you.

    Obama knows how to play this game. Sometimes when playing a game of strategy, you need to sacrifice a piece or put yourself into what looks like a weakened position. Anyone who plays strategy games knows this. Yet when it comes to politics, we forget.

    •  We're in sync (0+ / 0-)

      After the GOP Libya play fizzled, and after I saw the ECB come in with unlimited bond buying and the Fed follow the very next week, I knew it was game over for Team Rmoney on the exogenous-shock ("October Surprise") front.

      If we hadn't sacrificed a piece week before last, and kept accelerating as we were, we'd be trying to fly vertically by now -- which Admiral Ackbar has equipment for, but in this 3D meatspace, shooting up too steeply likely brings next a crash downward.

      In politics we forget too easily because the execution of strategy has to reduce everything to whatever low-dimensional level it takes to reach the critical mass of voters, yet on the other hand that same strategy is best formulated in a high-dimensional context that takes all relevant factors into account. That's a big stretch.

      #3: ensure network neutrality; #2: ensure electoral integrity; #1: ensure ecosystemic sustainability.

      by ivote2004 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 03:22:59 PM PDT

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