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  •  Why aren't people able to listen (0+ / 0-)

    to other people with open minds and make the best, most logical decision?

    "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

    by ArkDem14 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 12:56:17 AM PDT

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    •  Rigid ideologues are not know (0+ / 0-)

      For their listening ability. That goes for both sides of the isle.

      •  agreed (2+ / 0-)
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        ArkDem14, Christopher Walker

        both the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean are guilty of it.

        Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

        by sapelcovits on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:14:49 AM PDT

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      •  I've always thought of (0+ / 0-)

        the Democratic ideology to be more pluralistic and open-minded. I think it has to come down to the harsh rejection of progressive politics by rural voters, from almost their outset in the 1970s. The increasingly vitriolic and anti-urban mindset and culture cultivated in rural America is fostering an urban elite that are no longer interested in dealing with them at all, especially in states like Oregon where the urban cores control the state, and in Seattle. But there at least they have the excuse that it crosses partisan boundaries; they aren't dividing the Democratic party.

        "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

        by ArkDem14 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 11:22:33 AM PDT

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