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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:04 PM
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A bad and insulting metaphor and a question
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 10:07 PM by jpgray
The DU attitude towards the Democratic Congressional caucus reminds me of a boxing match. One boxer is beating the shit out of the other, who can barely put up any defense or mount any successful attacks. One person will watch that and decide that the losing boxer lacks the coordination or ability to succeed. Another will conclude that the losing boxer is complicit, and is intentionally throwing the fight. Without knowing what's going on behind the scenes (and we don't), it's impossible to conclude if the one-sided fight is due to corruption or a lack of capability. But people will still guess and decide without evidence. And then fight about it.

Now, given some behind-the-scenes info, one point of view can be more valid than the other. So which is it, in your view? A lack of unity and strong leadership for the Democrats could produce the results (or lack thereof) we see, especially when faced with the lockstep unity of the GOP caucus and the power of veto. But at the same time, complicity/corruption could also produce similar results. Which do you think it is, and what's your evidence? If you don't have enough evidence, what's your opinion?
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:24 PM
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1. Aw, c'mon. What if I compare calling for cloture to a right cross?
:dunce:
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:27 PM
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2. I'd ascribe it more to the audience's failure to understand the significance of these numbers:
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 10:27 PM by Occam Bandage
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:28 PM
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3. That's my take, but I'm interested to see what others think.
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:32 PM
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4. Actually, I think some people just like to make
trouble. They probably have very little personal life and think that people here actually care what they think. Me, I trust that the candidates know what they are doing. Some of the candidates I may not agree with, but that's my problem, not theirs. Not everyone agrees with everyone.

I like my candidate. I respect him. I think he wants to make a change for the better. I think he wants to if not, level the playing field, at least make steps so more people can climb out of poverty. I think he has a plan A, a plan B and a plan C, D, and E, or however many it takes for him to succeed. I trust him.

zalinda
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