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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 06:00 PM

29. See, I feel about the "good," "decent," "moderate,"

Republicans the same way I feel about the "good," "decent," "honest" cops out there who stand by and let the bad ones get away with what they do. Sure, just as with cops, the politicians are afraid that if they rock the boat and fail to just go along with whatever their bad guy colleagues are doing, then their own careers will be hurt.

But at least the cops have the excuse that they fear they might not receive needed back-up in a dangerous, even life-threatening, situation, whereas the politicians are just at risk of losing power, influence, maybe even money or their best chance at racking up even bigger bank balances.

But if, just to protect their own interests, "good" people stand by and let evil people commit evil, especially when that evil has such serious, such catastrophic consequences, then those "good" people are maybe not so good after all.

Sure, I am glad moderate Republicans "see the light" after being screwed over by the wingnut extremists in their own party, but wouldn't it be nice if they would speak up before their own ox has been gored?

Maybe if enough of them did, then the bad guys would wield a bit less power and get stopped before they do as much damage.

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