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    delphine, sviscusi

    "So you're for government economic policy to subordinate people to "market discipline"?"

    See, this is why I nominally align myself with the "rox" crew: Because you (and so many from the "sux" crew you assert doesn't exits) have the stones to even ask that question.

    THAT is the other side. People whose argumentation is that of the ideological absolutist, who equate compromise with betrayal (to paraphrase how kos himself put it) and who project a set of unflattering beliefs on the people who do such, whether they have any basis in fact or not.

    What a couple people on the "sux" side, and quite a few people on the "rox" side have figured out, is that there's not a lot of daylight between the ideological positions of the two sides. Where we differ, most pronouncedly, is in strategy. We play the long game, are willing to go for incremental improvements towards a long term goal, and will sometimes take one step back to take two steps forward. Your side is, largely, all-or-nothing, and taking one step back to take two steps forward is tantamount to treason to the cause of progressivism.

    THAT is where the only real divide is, those few on either side (and they are in roughly equivalent numbers) who literally do base their philosophy on their personal opinion of the President.

    "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

    by raptavio on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 07:07:57 AM PDT

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