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  •  Digby equates this to chasing a White Whale... (16+ / 0-)

    Her column over at Hullaballo mentions Obama's strange obsession to destroy something that looms immense in his psyche.

    I like the White Whale analogy.

    BHO is Captain Ahab, calling the shots, setting the course.  He appears to have a relentless and irrational desire to harpoon safety net that Americans have built up for their well-being. But HIS white whale is not OUR mythic monster. We don't want it dead, we don't give a hoot about his obsessions. SS-Medicare-Medicare are are the life blood of seniors, the middle-class, the poor and unemployed.  

    That pretty much makes us the other sailors on The Ship. Didn't work out so well for them, except one.

    •  I always turn to Digby when I'm apoplectic (2+ / 0-)
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      apimomfan2, Radhika

      And she usually lowers my blood pressure by a point or two by articulating so well what's so wrong.

      Now if only the Democratic party would listen to her.

      "This is a center-left country. Democrats can act that way and win. In fact, they must." -- Markos

      by cassandraX on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 12:07:05 PM PDT

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    •  Digby (1+ / 0-)
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      should just accept what is right before her eyes instead of doing psychoanalysis.

      And don't worry, she'll be out there cheering for the next one, yapping about Mittens and Newtie and ignoring all the major issues for a solid year before the next campaign.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 04:06:25 PM PDT

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