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I know sometimes it can feel like the parties are too similar. And there are some issues where the daylight isn't as much as I'd like.

But can there be any doubt - any doubt at all - that if Governor Jay Nixon (D) was Republican, the jackboot thugs that have terrorized Ferguson would still be on the march? Is there any doubt in the minds of anybody here, that he'd be cheering on them?

Is there a single commentator, pundit, politician, ect on the right who has complained about this situation at all? No.

But Jay Nixon reacted swiftly and justly. Is he a perfect man, a perfect Democrat? No. But right now, today, I'm glad he's in office. And I'm reminded of one of the many, many differences between the parties.

Something to keep in mind the next time you're tempted to say something like "both parties are the same!"

They aren't.

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  •  I am curious who was the one (1+ / 0-)
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    who decided to go in in full body armor.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 08:56:03 AM PDT

  •  HUH? (0+ / 0-)

    are there no democratic congresspeople in Missouri? WHERE are they? why are they not there, not at the prayer meetings and other peaceful gatherings?

    Oh yeah, they are on vacation.

    "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

    by Superpole on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 09:39:05 AM PDT

  •  Well (0+ / 0-)

    Certainly some are talking about it.

    I don't know how I'm meant to act with all of you lot. Sometimes I don't try, I just na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

    by Zornorph on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 09:39:34 AM PDT

  •  That part of St. Louis is dominated by Democrats (1+ / 0-)
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    They apparently have a self-style "moderate" Republican mayor who claims to essentially be non-partisan who I've seen on TV and appears to be as useful as a warm bucket of spit. He's a kid who looks completely unprepared to handle this and is going on about how they've never really had racial problems in Ferguson before.

    The six member city council has one black member, and I'm presuming most of the rest of them are Democrats (though I don't know that for sure).  So how an area with 2/3 AA majority elected a white Republican mayor and only managed to get one AA on the city council is a mystery.  My guess is voter apathy and a disillusioned electorate who has given up because they presume their government doesn't care about them. Which is probably true.

    Dammit Jim, I'm a lawyer, not a grammarian. So sue me.

    by Pi Li on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 10:38:47 AM PDT

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