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  •  It absolutely can and should be commented on. (2+ / 0-)
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    But WaryLiberal and others here seem to want to have it both ways:  idealistic even as they make claims of cynical "I knew it would happen all along" prior knowledge of how all this shit was going to happen.

    Any idealism we had about President Obama should have been kicked out of us during his first term.  

    And now more than ever adopting a "well I always knew he would sell us out" posture is unhelpful.

    Focus on the local, on organizing and making a difference for one's community.  Outside of national politics, where the few Sherrod Browns and Al Frankens and Elizabeth Warrens are the exception.  It's a rough ride we've been having and will continue to have in this country, and the President's maddening and bewildering insistence on not seeing Republicans as the bomb-throwers and aggressors that they are, is not the only factor leading up to the pain that the sequester is going to cause.

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:25:47 AM PST

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    •  idealistic and cynical is not having it both ways (0+ / 0-)

      One wants the best and expects the worst.  9 times out of time, one gets what they expect.  

      You also missed the boat here.  We never were or are idealistic about the President.  We were and are idealistic about the country.  The President is where the cynicism comes in.  

      Most posters here already know the importance of their local politics; and they also know they are entitled to an "I told you so", even if you don't think it's helpful.

      Colbert's spoof about tying the damsel to the railroad track only to untie her as the train approaches so they can re-tie her to the track further up the line clearly mocked how immature and stupid the whole idea was in the first place.   And America's best and brightest, Obama, the Dems and the GOP elected leadership, were all so proud of themselves.     Stupid suicide pact.

      As I said, the Dems should have stood their ground the first time when "murder" was still a scary idea to the GOP.  Now, they're acclimatized.

      What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

      by dkmich on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 08:43:51 AM PST

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