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  •  In my humble opinion, Miller's money quote ... (5+ / 0-)
    No, in asking his colleagues to do this small thing for the sickest of the sick, Cantor was taking a parody of a baby step. Cantor’s overall agenda was already minimalist. And within this minimalism, to use a painterly analogy, Cantor was pushing something positively pointillist — a few tiny dots meant symbolically to suggest that the GOP “cared” and could “solve a problem.”
    great piece by Miller,

    and thanks for the roundup

    "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

    by gravlax on Thu May 02, 2013 at 04:48:10 AM PDT

    •  He manages the obligatory... (5+ / 0-)

      ...  "both sides do it" entry for purposes of continued Village Membership-in-good-standing:

      The funny thing (and the opportunity for the GOP) is that Democrats don’t have good answers on this stuff, either. They have good intentions. Republicans have trouble mustering even that. At least we know what we’re dealing with.
      I'm a Recovering Centrist, and just wanted to mention that some Democrats - usually the Progressive Caucus, but also a handful of Senate Dems - do have "good answers on this stuff." But those answers generally hurt the feelings of the Monied Elites and therefore cannot be acknowledged in the "official forums of discourse", lest they be ever so slightly legitimized by their mere mention.

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:34:52 AM PDT

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