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  •  First off, thank you ornerydad (4+ / 0-)
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    Thank you for a very thoughtful post. I apologize for the lack of consideration in my previous post, suffice it to say I needed to vent a little bit and am guilty of painting with a broad brush.

    In my defense I would like to note that I grew up in rural upstate NY where I have seen good-hearted, hard working folks struggle to survive and then turn around and vote for Republicans who promise nothing more than that their struggling shall be greater so the burden the super-rich carry can be lighter than ever.

    But when I am angry and on the war path I can admittedly lack the tact required, and if I offend, I am glad to admit fault and consider the error of my ways.

    I see millions of hard working people getting screwed, and many of them are voting for the people who are promising to screw them harder. How many people on Medicare voted for the Republicans who have only promised to make Medicare more expensive? How many people who depend on Social Security voted for the party that wants to privatize it? How many people don't know that tax revenue is at an all time low but insist that Obama raised taxes. That's what I'm talking about right there.

    But I guess I could have found a better way of saying it.

    So kudos to you, dear ornerydad. Thanks for the perspective

    Regulate banks, not vaginas

    by MinistryOfTruth on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 08:02:05 AM PST

    •  Hell, I'm fond of the ol' invective myself (1+ / 0-)
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      like to vent, rant, and rage on a regular basis - good for the blood pressure...

      Strategically, there is just no way we Democrats and relateds can build and sustain success - locally or nationally - without a huge helpin' o' country love.

      I share all the pointed frustrations you cite. I'm glad we are in the struggle together!

      And: the best thing, the most enjoyable thing, I've received thru this diary is the amazing comments and stories from all our boondocks-dwelling Kossacks! Who knew? I just posted the thing "for the hell of it."

      You just keep on raging, Jesse. That's (one of the things) what you're good at.

      Hope is, after all, the currency of popular politics, and a coin surprisingly hard to devalue. -- Fred Anderson, Crucible of War

      by ornerydad on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 11:04:06 AM PST

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