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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 09:41 AM
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Politics is the art of achieving the possible. It necessarily involves an opposition.
some people really shouldn't be involved in politics or pay that much attention cause they obviously can't deal with it.
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  -Kucinich now helping to whip up votes for health care bill ProSense  Mar-18-10 08:45 AM   #0 
  - I have refrained from commenting on Dennis so far - but Thank You Dennis!  rurallib   Mar-18-10 08:49 AM   #1 
  - Good for DK. His protest against the bill didn't get a bunch of  MineralMan   Mar-18-10 08:50 AM   #2 
  - Impressive, very impressive...  Spazito   Mar-18-10 08:53 AM   #3 
  - Thanks Dennis...  Tippy   Mar-18-10 08:54 AM   #4 
  - This is a good example of why I'm apolitical  ixion   Mar-18-10 08:56 AM   #5 
  - So, when DK agrees with your position, he has your enthusiastic support.  MineralMan   Mar-18-10 09:03 AM   #10 
  - All it's about? Indeed. Ethics and Intellectual honesty is far more important than rooting  ixion   Mar-18-10 09:06 AM   #12 
  - And DK has taken a new position, and is supporting that position.  MineralMan   Mar-18-10 09:10 AM   #13 
     - LOL... it's not integrity. It's politics.  ixion   Mar-18-10 09:37 AM   #17 
        - Integrity is being willing to admit you're wrong and  ProSense   Mar-18-10 09:43 AM   #22 
        - I am not a 'supporter' of personalities  ixion   Mar-18-10 09:46 AM   #26 
        - That's true. You're a supporter of ideals, and that's admirable.  MineralMan   Mar-18-10 09:57 AM   #33 
           - I guess I'd rather be bitter than compromise my ideals  ixion   Mar-18-10 10:05 AM   #39 
              - Knock yourself out. I'll still be working on moving things forward,  MineralMan   Mar-18-10 10:18 AM   #46 
                 - Best of luck with that...  ixion   Mar-18-10 11:18 AM   #52 
        - integrity is not getting paid to spout non-sense  amborin   Mar-18-10 10:54 AM   #51 
        - Nope. Integrity also includes realizing that a position is not  MineralMan   Mar-18-10 09:54 AM   #31 
           - I do not believe my position is invalid  ixion   Mar-18-10 10:06 AM   #41 
              - I didn't say it was invalid. I said it could not be realized at this  MineralMan   Mar-18-10 10:19 AM   #47 
  - Wow. Again: It has nothing to do with the Cult of Personality  ixion   Mar-18-10 09:36 AM   #16 
  - "It's about position, not a personality." No,  ProSense   Mar-18-10 09:40 AM   #19 
     - I'll thank you not to tell my what I believe  ixion   Mar-18-10 09:44 AM   # 
        - Just amazing how many make their decisions based on the support or lack of it from a particular  laughingliberal   Mar-18-10 09:49 AM   #28 
        - Who the hell is telling you what to believe?  ProSense   Mar-18-10 09:49 AM   #29 
           - You've pointed out nothing  ixion   Mar-18-10 10:04 AM   #37 
              - Yes, I have. Above, you admit to preferring bitterness over compromise.  ProSense   Mar-18-10 10:12 AM   #43 
                 - For someone who is "Pro Sense" you really make no sense at all  ixion   Mar-18-10 11:19 AM   #53 
  - Would seem it's that way for people on both sides  laughingliberal   Mar-18-10 09:45 AM   #25 
  - You might review the entry on "democracy" in your middle school civics primer. nt  Romulox   Mar-18-10 10:22 AM   #49 
     - indeed  ixion   Mar-18-10 11:20 AM   #54 
  - Politics is the art of achieving the possible. It necessarily involves an opposition.  KittyWampus   Mar-18-10 09:41 AM   # 
     - That's not art  GinaMaria   Mar-18-10 09:46 AM   #27 
     - Politics is the Art of Lies and Obfuscation  ixion   Mar-18-10 11:22 AM   #55 
  - How the mighty have fallen  derby378   Mar-18-10 09:00 AM   #6 
  - you must not have thought he was very "mighty" if  Bluerthanblue   Mar-18-10 09:38 AM   #18 
     - The reality of the situation is that Big Insurance gets a stranglehold on the taxpayer  derby378   Mar-18-10 09:42 AM   #21 
        - Ok - let's take it from there,  Bluerthanblue   Mar-18-10 10:46 AM   #50 
           - I hear you  derby378   Mar-18-10 12:47 PM   #56 
  - Thanks Dennis.  lamp_shade   Mar-18-10 09:00 AM   #7 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-10 09:01 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-10 09:03 AM   #9 
  - Why aren't you organizing against the other no votes?  Bluenorthwest   Mar-18-10 10:04 AM   #38 
     - Why do you think I should consider Kucinich's vote in the same context as Stupak's  ProSense   Mar-18-10 10:09 AM   #42 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-10 09:06 AM   #11 
     - Oh, how cute you are  Bluenorthwest   Mar-18-10 09:58 AM   #34 
        - paragraphs. try using them some day.  dionysus   Mar-18-10 09:59 AM   #35 
        - Non responsive  Bluenorthwest   Mar-18-10 10:05 AM   #40 
           - i find it hillarious that the people who make a career out of flaming obama and his supporters can't  dionysus   Mar-18-10 10:12 AM   #44 
        - Oh really?  Alexander   Mar-18-10 10:01 AM   #36 
           - As a recovering Catholic who still respects "the good" of the faith, I understand Kucinich's  ShortnFiery   Mar-18-10 10:20 AM   #48 
              - um, his view seemed to "mature" right when he decided to run for president.  dionysus   Mar-18-10 02:35 PM   #57 
  - About time. He got the publicity he was after, now he should fall in with  old mark   Mar-18-10 09:15 AM   #14 
  - Why make this post? Sincerely...  rudy23   Mar-18-10 09:31 AM   #15 
     - With the viciousness that so many HERE were trashing him last week, I find it disingenuous at best  ShortnFiery   Mar-18-10 09:41 AM   #20 
        - Enough condescension to gag a maggot  G_j   Mar-18-10 09:45 AM   #24 
           - I think he deserves a lot of credit for having the courage to make this change.  old mark   Mar-18-10 09:52 AM   #30 
              - I accept his decision  G_j   Mar-18-10 10:14 AM   #45 
  - Thanks, Dennis! n/t  rox63   Mar-18-10 09:44 AM   #23 
  - Good for Dennis  WeekendWarrior   Mar-18-10 09:55 AM   #32 
  - I'm looking for those who said he was a man of principle here  mzmolly   Mar-18-10 08:15 PM   #58 
 

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