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Tue May 6, 2014, 10:51 AM

11. We're too busy paying attention to what some nobody state senator from TN says

or some third-rate actor/anchor employed by Fox News. Or the latest outrageous statement from an about to be indicted first-term congressman.

I'm tired of us being hijacked from real discussions of accomplishments or policy initiatives by focusing on the faux outrageous statements meant to distract us from these things. It's why I stopped watching, for the most part, MSNBC and even John Stewart. It's a sucker's game, and it's actually harmful to focus on these things when there are real policy issues and differences to be presented to the public.

The Republican filibuster of the minimum wage legislation gets almost no attention while some nutter makes another Hitler comparison and it's headlines on Talking Points Memo. No wonder there is just a demoralized Democratic party.

In the meantime, we just fight amongst ourselves: the realists versus the idealists, the pragmatists and the hyperbolists. So what the public gets is calculated distractions from the right, infighting from the left, and nothing about the EPA getting to control coal pollution, or lives saved by Obamacare, or anything else.

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