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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:48 PM

Andrew Sullivan's awesome quote

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Playinghardball Nov 2012 OP
abelenkpe Nov 2012 #1
calimary Nov 2012 #2
IL Lib Nov 2012 #3
calimary Nov 2012 #6
tiredtoo Nov 2012 #7
calimary Nov 2012 #26
Salviati Nov 2012 #9
tclambert Nov 2012 #23
flamingdem Nov 2012 #4
KatyBR Nov 2012 #5
freshwest Nov 2012 #8
Pachamama Nov 2012 #10
pam4water Nov 2012 #11
bvf Nov 2012 #12
madokie Nov 2012 #13
rury Nov 2012 #15
Hamlette Nov 2012 #22
defacto7 Nov 2012 #14
Whisp Nov 2012 #17
defacto7 Nov 2012 #19
Whisp Nov 2012 #16
catbyte Nov 2012 #18
bvar22 Nov 2012 #20
Hamlette Nov 2012 #21
SCantiGOP Nov 2012 #24
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #25

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:50 PM

1. K&R nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:53 PM

2. To the GOP: Get WITH the program - or be RUN OVER by it.

One of the first things we need to do is start disabusing America of the notion that this is still a "center-right" country. IT IS NOT. CLEARLY! So verified and confirmed by Election 2012.

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Response to calimary (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:09 PM

3. +1 n/t

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Response to IL Lib (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:29 PM

6. Welcome to DU, IL Lib!

Glad you're here! Wonderful days! And a victory for you to share and enjoy! How it SHOULD be!

But we have to protect on the gains we made last Tuesday, AND BUILD UPON THEM!!! Can't afford for 2014 to come along and reverse everything we worked for!!!!

Remember what Mad-Eye Moody always told Harry Potter: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!!!!!"

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:47 PM

7. YES !!! NT

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Response to tiredtoo (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:48 PM

26. Welcome to DU, to you, too! tiredtoo!

Glad you're here! "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!!!" Absolutely! that's the only way we can keep winning. So far, it looks as though the GOP is NOT learning the lessons of this Election Night. So they may well just keep steering farther down toward the edge of the falls. But there will be some among them who will be trouble. Stuff can flip, in a heartbeat, in politics. We have to make sure to be vigilant about protecting the ground we gained earlier this month. Because it can be so easily and swiftly taken back. The enemy fights relentlessly. They never sleep. They never lay down their guard. So, that means: neither can we.

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Response to calimary (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:40 PM

9. Get on the bus, or under it. It makes little difference to me.

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Response to calimary (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:04 PM

23. They still want to take away women's right to vote, and restore slavery.

Remember the Republican who said some stupid crap about rape? No, not that one, the other one. Not that one, either. I was thinking of YET ANOTHER ONE.

And how many talk about working class Americans, especially the working poor, as "moochers," nobodies worthy of no consideration? If you don't own your own business, which you believe you built John Galt-like all by yourself with no help from anyone (ignore the highway that brings customer traffic past your storefront and the water and sewer lines, oh, and that fat loan your rich parents spotted you), then the GOP doesn't give a damn about you. They have become the party of wannabe slaveowners.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:12 PM

4. Women aren't just "sensible" thank you but

some of us are just as idealistic and radical as the men thank you very much

SINGLE women put Obama over, and we're not always "sensible"

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:27 PM

5. To the GOP - Unhappy? Just step aside

We're moving forward.

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Response to KatyBR (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:01 PM

8. +1,000

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:00 PM

10. Yes We Can, Yes We Did and Yes We Will Continue.....

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:17 PM

11. That photo in the back ground looks like more hero worship, than a reasoning post.

Obama is just a man who may or may not lead this country forward. If he does lead up forward it, will be from people pushing up from the bottom. Not Obama being imbued with mystical powers form god, the devil or lots of inspiration posts.

And Andrew Sullivan is just some random guy who took a long time figure out the republicans were leading the country in the wrong direction. Longer than most of America. I don't why why anyone would want to listen to him. You want to listen to someone. Listen to some one who figured out before majority of the country.

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Response to pam4water (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:40 PM

12. Sorry, but you make it (moving forward) sound like a flip of the coin.

Just because Andrew Sullivan might have been a bit behind the curve is no reason to dismiss his words.

I think what he said was well said, and am not put off by an inspirational photo now and then. It doesn't mean we can't still push or take credit for our efforts.

- bvf

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:43 PM

13. President Obama has accomplished a lot even though he's been

cut off at the knees at every turn by the republiCONs.

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Response to madokie (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:58 PM

15. You said it madokie!!

Billions of Ks&Rs!!!!!!!!

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Response to madokie (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:43 AM

22. when Clinton was being impeached some news orgainzation did man in the street interviews

and I remember one in particular, you could tell it was a conservative guy, a republican, but a thoughtful one. He said Clinton was being treated unfairly. I'll never forget it and it is why Clinton's approval numbers while he was being impeached went so high.

I think that's what happened with Obama. I'll bet you a nickel that it motivated more people to stand in long lines because they got that the GOP was trying to disenfranchise them in one more unfair effort to discredit/defeat Obama.

I was also shocked that a much higher percentage of black voted this time compared to 2008. I would have thought it would have remained the same but from what I've heard, it was to protect a good president from unfair treatment.

I think that's what the GOP did not anticipate. They thought they would win based on 2008 models and assumed Obama would lose some swing voters because of the economy. They were probably right. What they didn't understand was the way the demonized Obama brought out a whole bunch of ppl who didn't vote in 2008.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:55 PM

14. This is my stupid comment...

One Felt Something, a Tectonic Shift
... or
One Felt a Tectonic Shift
... or
One Felt Something Tectonically Shift

But not...
One Felt Something Tectonic Shift

Sorry. Some things just make more sense, Andrew Sullivan or not.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:06 PM

17. sounds okay to me. Something Tectonic

 

One Felt Something Tectonic Shift

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Response to Whisp (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:05 PM

19. Ahhhh you're right!

I didn't see it that way.... OK it was a stupid comment!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:00 PM

16. transitional President.

 

He has changed politics, he has changed the ugly into something beautiful and possible.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:49 PM

18. We women said we'd do it & we did. Remember, Ginger Rodgers danced as well as

Fred astaire, but she did it backwards and in heels.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:07 PM

20. AND, Andrew Sullivan IS a proud traditional Conservative of the Eisenhower/Nixon Republican Party.

He unequivocally states that he is a Moderate Republican,
but that today's Republican Party has moved to the extreme right.
The Democratic Party has followed them far enough to The Right that Moderate Republicans can now feel right at home.
As a traditional Moderate Republican he has no problem supporting today's Democratic Party.

http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/tue-november-6-2012-andrew-sullivan


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Response to bvar22 (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:36 AM

21. he no longer calls himself a republican, he calls himself a conservative

who voted for Kerry and of course Obama.

I read him often and it has been interesting to see him drift on lots of issues. When we first started talking about health care in 2009 he was dead set against it. His frame of reference was the health care system in England where he was raised which he thought inadequate. Then he started to receive emails from readers with horror stories of our health care system if you are not rich (Sullivan must be fairly well off). He finally realized that if you are not well off in this country, or you have something bad happen to you, our system sucks and needs to be fixed.

There was a similar discussion about abortion. He's against it but readers sent him heart wrenching stories of their own abortions and it sounded like he moderated. I don't think he would support a full ban of abortions but you can tell his religion leaves him conflicted. I appreciate that he honestly discusses issues. You can sometimes come to at least see the other side whereas with people like Hannity and Rush, their arguments are so filled with vitriol you can't find any reason behind them.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:56 PM

24. Wow, thank you ladies

I just realized every blood related woman in my family - wife, daughter, sister, nieces - voted Democratic.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:29 PM

25. Says it all.

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