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  •  The small secrets still matter (5+ / 0-)

    Just look at how crappy redstate has been over the years.  And honestly it has gotten worse over time.

    To me though the main argument in favor is that the Republican and the Democratic bases are very very different.

    The 70 year old senior voter simply wont benefit as much from Obama's software.

    So I think that the data entry tools should be released, but the analysis tools should not.  

    Tools which 20 and 30 somethings use should be released and the rest should not.  You don't have to open source an entire codebase to get a good benefit.

    •  The new cold war (2+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron, Ninepatch

      Democrats vs Republicans instead of the US vs Russia.

      With Republicans threatening to steal the 2016 election by eliminating winner take all in their gerrymandered states, and their Senate use of the filibuster, they're showing themselves to be undemocratic usurpers, not believing at all in majority rule -- enemies of the state.  It's the Democratic Party's obligation to defeat this threat to democracy to the point where it can be drowned in Grover Norquist's bath tub.

      And unlike 2008, this time Democrats should actually do it.

      So -- plan for espionage and spies, covert operations, and a software race much like the US's arms race with the Soviet Union.  In this case, our intellectual forces vs their brute money.

      Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

      by Helpless on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:27:09 AM PST

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