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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 11:47 AM
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17. OP assumes that the 'family' analogy with a political party is an accurate one.
When it is actually the farthest thing from a family unit, dysfunctional or nor, in any way.

And that is the real problem with many people; they see the president as 'Daddy', and not the elected politician that he is.

Political parties are not families, they are a conglomerate of different constituencies all clamoring for their point of view to be the paramount one.
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  -The way we squabble here--we're like the kids of addict parents jpgray  Sep-05-11 05:50 PM   #0 
  - Who's your daddy, hey?  FrenchieCat   Sep-05-11 06:01 PM   #1 
  - Nah. You can't look at the austerity drive and not see addicts looking to rationalize  jpgray   Sep-05-11 06:12 PM   #2 
  - You need to be lecturing to the folks who need to get out there and  FrenchieCat   Sep-05-11 06:26 PM   #4 
     - But our shit doesn't even make sense. We contradict ourselves constantly  jpgray   Sep-05-11 06:38 PM   #9 
  - You got it, Frenchie. No matter how dysfunctional, how unreiliable,  EFerrari   Sep-05-11 06:26 PM   #3 
     - A 30 year old is not a kid......  FrenchieCat   Sep-05-11 06:28 PM   #6 
        - But you haven't moved out of the house, neither have I  jpgray   Sep-05-11 09:49 PM   #14 
  - "They feel a responsibility to us, they want to do right by us" [citation needed]  JVS   Sep-05-11 06:27 PM   #5 
  - It's why betrayals are still rationalized, and why there are so many broken promises  jpgray   Sep-05-11 09:52 PM   #15 
  - Take your pick:  Turbineguy   Sep-05-11 06:30 PM   #7 
  - We aren't children after a certain age it is not appropriate  demgrrrll   Sep-05-11 06:35 PM   #8 
  - It's time to move out, then, from our party?  jpgray   Sep-05-11 09:48 PM   #13 
     - I think my point may not have been clear. My point is that  demgrrrll   Sep-07-11 01:48 AM   #19 
  - The child-sibling-parent analogy is totally inappropriate  frazzled   Sep-05-11 06:48 PM   #10 
  - My sentiments exactly. n/t  Shagbark Hickory   Sep-05-11 06:49 PM   #11 
  - Inappropriate, yes, but accurate  jpgray   Sep-05-11 07:14 PM   #12 
  - excellent post, you've hit the nail on the head. n/t  emulatorloo   Sep-06-11 11:01 AM   #16 
  - OP assumes that the 'family' analogy with a political party is an accurate one.  Ikonoklast   Sep-06-11 11:47 AM   #17 
     - Daddy makes and enforces the rules we live by as children..  Fumesucker   Sep-07-11 02:05 AM   #20 
  - The politicians are not our mommies or daddies. They are our employees.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Sep-06-11 12:07 PM   #18 

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