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  •  infiltrate from where? and why? nt (0+ / 0-)

    "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

    by BlueStateRedhead on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:20:53 AM PST

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    •  Maybe infililtrate was the wrong word, infect may (0+ / 0-)

      be more appropriate...What I noticed from about 1995 to late 1998 while living in Richmond & Charlottesville, was how the vitriol of the likes of Newt Gingrich and the GOP's 8 year witch hunt against the Clinton's led to a gradual rise of politicians like Eric Can'tor and a real surge of anti-Democrat sentiment that was unlike anything I'd ever experienced before and I'd lived my whole life in the DC Metro area. I was a single woman who worked hard and supported myself and I saw policies being enacted by Republicans that were affecting me financially and the writing was on the wall regarding women's issues, social issues, racial issues, income and class inequality, you name it. Now, they couldn't get away with some of it in Northern Virginia, but NOVA had a smaller footprint then. I had a feeling it was going to get way worse before it got better (had no idea it would ever get THIS bad) so I felt it prudent to move back to my native state of Maryland. And I am extremely glad that I did. I mean, George Allen would never have dared make his famed macaca statement, in Northern Virginia of all places, in the 80's and 90's...I relished both of his defeats.  

      "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..

      by mindara on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:35:12 AM PST

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      •  Thanx for the full, revealing, informative ans. (0+ / 0-)

        The rec. button has gone away, consider yourself rec'd.

        "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

        by BlueStateRedhead on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:17:43 PM PST

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