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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:08 AM

THEY should be heroes to every little kid growing up in a tough neighborhood or boring suburb.




from a reader at "Sullys":

The last two Democratic presidents were honest-to-goodness American Dream success stories. Men who came from broken homes and poverty only to transcend their status to become brilliant and powerful forces in America.

They should be heroes to every little kid growing up in a tough neighborhood or boring suburb.

But not on the right. They degrade both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama while at the same time trumpeting the privileged soft-handed sons of power. How is that American? How is that patriotic? How does this appeal to those of us who believe in our public schools and our dart league at the our favorite tavern and our "dinner for eight" every Saturday night at our church?

Just because a person decides to write code for a living or they have to wait tables or they are promoted into middle management in some shitty corporation instead of "taking chances" and "sticking their neck out" as entrepreneurs or "Job Creators" doesn't mean we are not good, loving Americans. And we vote Democratic now because we don't want to hate our neighbors for simply being normal people.


http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/11/will-the-rights-fever-break-ctd-2.html

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DCKit Nov 2012 #1

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:16 AM

1. I'd love to introduce Andrew to my Republican family members, for so many reasons. nt

 

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