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  •  Can't recommend enough (2+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, glitterscale

    glitter. Isn't it amazing how voters, Dem or repug, vote with their best intentions to send their guy/gal to Washington to represent them. Then when they get there they crawl in bed with the sleazy lobbyists and write bills that hurt the the very people that got them there. And still they keep getting reelected......

    "If fighting for a more equal and equitable distribution of the wealth of this country is socialistic, I stand guilty of being a socialist." Walter Reuther

    by fugwb on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 07:58:52 AM PDT

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    •  It's the Least Worst fallacy (1+ / 0-)
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      3goldens

      To influence policy, you have to consistently punish and reward.  

      Not, well, the other guy is worse, but:  damn, you lied to and shafted us.  Therefore, no donations, volunteering, or voting for you this time.

      Then give her/him rewards if and when s/he does what s/he's supposed to.  

      We have to be strong and brave about consistent punishment when it's warranted, or we'll never get any policies we want.  Our wanting is irrelevant without consequences.

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