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  •  Why exactly is that? (0+ / 0-)

    There are a lot of people in this world to choose from.  Plenty right here in this country.

    Tens of thousands on this site alone who would be inclined to not only be honest about their intentions, but also inclined to offer up policy proposals that would be much more common sense than those ideas that are currently being floated by both crazy Republicans and the ideological right/centrist part of the Democratic Party.

    Honestly, I have come to think that the so-called Democratic "pragmatists" are not only deceitful, but also dogmatic and lacking imagination.  I aspire to to better.  I expect nothing less of political leaders.  I have more respect for Dick Cheney than many of the mealy-mouthed Democrats in power these days because he, at least, believed in what he was doing - crazy, wrong, evil, but aspirational and committed he was.  He is the antithesis of the Founding Fathers, Martin Luther King and other important leaders who chose to use their powers for GOOD, but no less determined.  What we have on our hands now in the Democratic Party is a majority of calculated, contrived fools who blow with the wind and have no staying power when the going gets tough.  That's the kind of thing that sinks ships.  Just ask my relative President James Buchanan about how trying to play all of the angles and not moving forward in any productive direction can get you into big, serious trouble.

    •  Ok... (0+ / 0-)

      but you live in a country with 150,000,000+ voters.

      In Utopiaville you can elect the people who do not need to compromise. You can elect people who commit to something during a campaign and then enact it after the election through will and force of character. In Utopiaville the simple majority influences outcomes without resistance, unless the majority is "wrong", in which case it doesn't happen and everyone learns a lesson. Sadly though, we live in America.

      Call it "pragmatism", in that sneering way you use for Democrats and Tea Party faithful use for mainstream Republicans. I call it reality.

      If Liberals hated America, we'd vote Republican.

      by ord avg guy on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 11:43:08 AM PDT

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