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  •  Hollow threats of desperation! (3+ / 0-)
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    kamarvt, Dirtandiron, peregrine kate

    The electorate has not been compliant, so they're being threatened with no dinner, even though they're the ones that already paid for it. Threats are not to be respected, especially not from insubordinate public servants.
    That said, it's clear that the Cons, whether they're in commerce or looking for a government position, don't know the difference between a contest and a competition. Apparently, for Willard it wasn't just a metaphor. He really thought he was in a contest/conflict with the President, in which one would "throw" the other out of the ring. It's the mode made famous and visible by Tonya Harding when she ordered the assault on Kerrigan. That a competition involves a mutual striving for a common goal is apparently beyond the comprehension of a lot of so-called "businessmen."  indeed, one could argue the failure to grasp the difference between contest and compete is one of the major flaws of modern day American enterprise. The participants put so much energy into undercutting and besting each other that the object of the enterprise falls by the wayside and what comes out on top is the most vicious and talentless. Blood sport without the blood. Money makes it all vicarious and virtual.
    But, the Vicar of Wall Street didn't get to be Vicar of Washington because the American people were hiring, not crowning a temporary tyrant.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 02:03:44 AM PST

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