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  •  Isn't success the ultimate vindication? (1+ / 0-)
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    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:23:36 AM PST

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    •  Yes. Of course. (2+ / 0-)
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      I just didn't expect this particular feeling.  I don't know what I expected...but I would not have put "vindicated" on my list.

      I'm so pleased.  Deeply pleased.  But there's an edge to the pleasure...like a little "trash talking" after a hard-fought game.

      And now, forward on climate change. ;)

      "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

      by Marjmar on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:02:10 PM PST

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      •  Oh, you've earned it, especially if you're (2+ / 0-)
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        Marjmar, ladybug53

        African-American (my memory's awful so if you are and have mentioned this, I forgot, so my apologies). However hard some of us have been on him from the left, it doesn't even begin to compare to what he's gotten from the far right over his race and background, and from the right in general over his policies. His winning is absolutely a form of vindication. There's definitely a certain "Suck on it!" quality to his reelection that makes it more satisfying.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 03:20:17 PM PST

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        •  I'm not an African-American. (2+ / 0-)
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          ladybug53, kovie

          Just a run-o-the-mill left of lefty. ;)

          And it still feels like vindication. :D

          I agree with every syllable of every word you wrote. :)

          "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

          by Marjmar on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:48:08 PM PST

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