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  •  Oh and sorry I pissed you off.. (1+ / 0-)
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    hoof32

    ...my own cynicism is the result of my own political failings.  And that those I supported were ultimately messed over by other Democrats.  You deserve an apology as I know you have worked hard and I can understand your frustration as I live in an area that shouldn’t be voting republican but does.

    My own life is messed up enough to make me really pissy sometimes so sorry.  And I don’t see anyone in politics that gives a shit.

    We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

    by delver rootnose on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 11:18:28 PM PST

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    •  Apology accepted. (1+ / 0-)
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      3goldens

      I understand the feeling that nobody in politics gives a shit. One good thing about Wisconsin's uprising is that it has motivatd a lot of people who do give a shit to get involved, even run for office.

      That may not be enough. Maybe we need a general strike or something even more dramatic to turn the tide, but we're not doomed. We're talking about shifting maybe 5% of the electorate. We have had only a few successes at the polls so far, but we're ready when the time comes, and it will. People will only put up with Walker's bullshit for so long. It's finally starting to hit them in their local communities. No jobs, school closings. It can't continue forever.

      I can't wait to start writing about the phoenix that is rising from the ashes, but things are still burning right now, unfortunately.

      "They are an entire cruise ship of evil clowns, these current Republicans"...concernedamerican

      by Giles Goat Boy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 05:58:46 AM PST

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      •  While I applaud the sentiment... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...I don't think a general strike would do much more that harden marginal voters opinions against the unions especially as any press you would get would be filtered by the rightwing press.  Even the so called liberal press is not all that liberal.

        General strikes in Europe have not stopped austerity there.

        We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

        by delver rootnose on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:45:46 PM PST

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