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  •  One of the factors here is, of course, the lust (1+ / 0-)
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    for power in a group of Rs who have never had it before and don't know how to handle it now. They choose not to understand the consequences of their actions in the thrill of those being their actions which neither the Rs nor the Ds can stop, in their view.

     The public cussing, demanding that Obama crawl to them on their knees before getting a deal, leaked to the press, shows the essential id activity going on here. Since they are sure that whatever they are doing will not harm them personally, but will reduce the status of a whooole lotta people around them. You did notice, I am sure, that Boney in his second inaugural said that he and his were not even listening to their constituents, but only to the times which in their minds required this or that action.

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