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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-01-10 01:00 PM
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23. People work against their own interests all the time
It's dismaying to see it here, but it's human nature. We want to believe that things are better than they are, and that if we believe in and support something or someone, that it will happen.

We hang cynics for telling the truth.
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  -If It Was Wrong Then It Is Still Wrong Today. last1standing  Feb-01-10 02:25 AM   #0 
  - Very well stated.  CaliforniaPeggy   Feb-01-10 02:28 AM   #1 
  - It's wrong to leave so many unemployed.  dkf   Feb-01-10 02:40 AM   #2 
  - That was defintely more important than bailing out banks and Ceo's  Ken Burch   Feb-02-10 12:01 AM   #60 
  - K & R  democrank   Feb-01-10 02:42 AM   #3 
  - Bravo...well said... K & R...  winyanstaz   Feb-01-10 04:18 AM   #4 
  - Agreed. Wrong is wrong.  DisgustedInMN   Feb-01-10 06:29 AM   #5 
  - Thank you for posting this- very well said.  Tailormyst   Feb-01-10 06:33 AM   #6 
  - Didn't ya hear, the war is over in Iraq, we can claim great victory  fan of the arts   Feb-01-10 06:46 AM   #7 
  - Very weak  Solomon   Feb-01-10 07:32 AM   #8 
  - "Can we have some time to discontinue please? "  progressoid   Feb-01-10 08:20 AM   #10 
  - I must admit to believing that policy is more important than PR.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 10:03 AM   #15 
  - How much time does he need when he's Continuing  ThomCat   Feb-01-10 10:19 AM   #17 
  - As long as the the white house and the media monopolies negotiate for 'access'  Moochy   Feb-01-10 10:21 AM   #18 
  - Last week, the President saw great acclaim and  truedelphi   Feb-01-10 06:58 PM   #36 
  - I just do not agree that things are not moving fast enough  treestar   Feb-01-10 08:13 AM   #9 
  - I disagree. Things are moving far too fast already.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 09:50 AM   #13 
  - But it's only been a year! Bush left a mess! You want a pony!  salguine   Feb-01-10 08:21 AM   #11 
  - You forgot about the magic wand.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 10:04 AM   #16 
     - And the chess. Intergalactic multidimensional chess. n/t  QC   Feb-01-10 02:58 PM   #29 
  - Obama has a PROVEN track record of righting (albeit VERY slowly) Bush wrongs, I'll wait and see  uponit7771   Feb-01-10 08:30 AM   #12 
  - But he is not trying to right these wrongs. He is working to continue or expand them.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 09:54 AM   #14 
  - Unfortunately, that's only true for Some of Bush's wrongs,  ThomCat   Feb-01-10 11:04 AM   #20 
     - Obama TALKED about rolling back abuses of the executive  mochajava666   Feb-01-10 11:59 AM   #21 
        - People work against their own interests all the time  Hydra   Feb-01-10 01:00 PM   #23 
  - Very well said!! Thank you n/t  Michigan-Arizona   Feb-01-10 10:41 AM   #19 
  - If it was wrong for the GOP to try to substitute a Priv-Ins-Only MANDATE for HCR in 1993, it's....:  Faryn Balyncd   Feb-01-10 12:09 PM   #22 
  - Half of this doesn't even make sense  ProSense   Feb-01-10 01:00 PM   #24 
  - not only should it not be repeated, but it should be prosecuted.  tomp   Feb-01-10 01:13 PM   #25 
  - The whole premise of this post is based on a LIE.  johnaries   Feb-01-10 02:26 PM   #26 
  - Pity I can't recommend this...  damonm   Feb-01-10 02:36 PM   #28 
  - I'll gladly take your wish to rec, anyway! thanks!  johnaries   Feb-01-10 04:43 PM   #31 
  - +1  Bobbie Jo   Feb-01-10 07:45 PM   #45 
  - The only LIE is trying to misrepresent what I said.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 07:29 PM   #38 
  - Um, you got a whole lot of things totally wrong.  ThomCat   Feb-01-10 08:13 PM   #49 
  - +10.  Fire1   Feb-01-10 10:27 PM   #57 
  - Here's the deal. I am supporting Pres Obama all the way. I have been and will be critical  rhett o rick   Feb-01-10 02:28 PM   #27 
  - You must make up your mind.  FiveGoodMen   Feb-01-10 05:38 PM   #32 
  - So, your idea of a supporter is that only "yes men"?  ThomCat   Feb-01-10 08:40 PM   #51 
     - Are you sure you replied to the right post?  FiveGoodMen   Feb-02-10 12:17 PM   #66 
  - That's exactly what I'm suggesting. Push him to do the right thing.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 07:32 PM   #39 
  - That's waaaaay too much to correct in one term and "right all  Fire1   Feb-01-10 03:45 PM   #30 
  - Or we could just vote every four years and then just adore our leaders from afar.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 07:33 PM   #40 
  - I figured everyone would be on board with this  Starry Messenger   Feb-01-10 06:00 PM   #33 
  - I thought I was writing an encouraging post of coming together for what is right.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 07:34 PM   #41 
  - It's a good post last1.  Starry Messenger   Feb-01-10 07:38 PM   #42 
     - Thanks. Can you believe there are posters arguing repub talking points in this thread?  last1standing   Feb-01-10 08:05 PM   #48 
  - Eye opening, isn't it?  pmorlan1   Feb-01-10 08:18 PM   #50 
     - It's very strange.  Starry Messenger   Feb-01-10 08:48 PM   #52 
  - principle?  branders seine   Feb-01-10 06:49 PM   #34 
  - one of the better/best post to date, kudos...n/t  centristgrandpa   Feb-01-10 06:52 PM   #35 
  - until this president creates jobs for mainstreet America...  centristgrandpa   Feb-01-10 07:01 PM   #37 
  - Since when has government "created" jobs?? n/t  Fire1   Feb-01-10 07:38 PM   #43 
     - Boehner asked the same question when Obama proposed a stimulus bill last year.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 07:40 PM   #44 
        - Apples and bowling balls. I don't care who asked the  Fire1   Feb-01-10 07:49 PM   #46 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-01-10 08:04 PM   #47 
        - Some people here agree with the Republicans on just about everything.  QC   Feb-02-10 12:23 PM   #67 
  - kr+52, and just out of curiousity... how did this spelling - bush* - originate?  inna   Feb-01-10 09:05 PM   #53 
  - The "*" denotes the fact that he will go down in history as not really winning his office.  last1standing   Feb-01-10 09:08 PM   #54 
  - It goes back to the 2000 "election" of Bush  dflprincess   Feb-01-10 09:10 PM   #55 
     - Got it. Thank you! :)  inna   Feb-01-10 09:21 PM   #56 
  - i was for the afghanistan war when bush was president  paulsby   Feb-01-10 11:06 PM   #58 
  - Well-stated. We need action, yet  Goldstein1984   Feb-01-10 11:50 PM   #59 
  - pls see my reply to Your other post  gimama   Feb-02-10 01:16 AM   #62 
  - looks like you have a double standard  hfojvt   Feb-02-10 01:12 AM   #61 
  - Absolutely! And well said. Thank you for stating the obvious, too bad some will refuse to see it.  suede1   Feb-02-10 01:41 AM   #63 
  - You are 100% correct..  Hell Hath No Fury   Feb-02-10 11:10 AM   #64 
  - k&r  avaistheone1   Feb-02-10 11:53 AM   #65 
  - We're locking this.  pinto   Feb-02-10 12:42 PM   #68 

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