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  •  I credit him for that, but it's rather small beer. (0+ / 0-)

    There are people who did far more than just get out of the way.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 09:23:24 AM PDT

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    •  Cynical view. nt (4+ / 0-)
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      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 09:27:22 AM PDT

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    •  I wouldn't say it's small. (3+ / 0-)

      His support was significant. The problem that arises is if the diary leaves the impression the president deserves all or most of the credit.

      And I believe the diary deliberately allows people to believe that in order to deliver some well-earned tweaks to people of a certain point of view.

      But in spite of the tone, the true point is a good one: without a Democrat in the White House, today is a very different day.

      Non futuis apud Boston

      by kenlac on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 09:43:58 AM PDT

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      •  My diary (9+ / 0-)

        is very straightforward. I am very happy about the ruling today, and I am thanking the President for the part he played. Never said he deserved all or most of the credit, there are literally thousands of people that have fought for years. Thanking one person does not automatically discount the rest, even though you are not the only person to try and insinuate that here in this diary.

        I am not going to let any grumpy grampas spoil it for me though. and I agree with your last sentence!

        And though she be but little, she is fierce.

        by kirbybruno on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 10:19:22 AM PDT

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