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Response to boyedav1969 (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:40 AM

28. This is an excellent piece boyedav! Welcome to DU!

I presume you are the author? I really liked this part....

"... that's just a symptom of the same problem that lost the election for them: their ignorance. When a representative democracy, a government of and by the people, is dysfunctional, the problem is the people. They don't challenge what their partisans are telling them. The can't see beyond their own party lines. They choose not to see or believe anything that contradicts what they want to believe. They've essentially become surrogates and imitators of the same partisan posturing that we used to only hear from politicians. If they want to know what's wrong with government and why their party lost in this election cycle, the answer is no farther away from them than a mirror. But that would mean they'd have to take some responsibility. I don't see that happening."

Hope you stick around and play in the DU sandbox once in a while!


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