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27inCali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:29 PM
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"Thrown under the bus" = most over-used term ever
fucking ever! It's like a shortcut to thinking.

look, if people disagree with you, you are not under a bus, you are being disagreed with. If you are grossly out-numbered, you are not being bullied, you're just out-numbered.

can we get over playing the victim card every five minutes? -like it doesn't reinforce every nasty stereotype of Liberals that the RW tries to put out there?
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:31 PM
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1. 'can we get over playing the victim card every five minutes' - as arrogant as Gibbs. nt
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:31 PM
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2. What--EVER!!
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:31 PM
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3. Now "thrown under the bus" has been thrown under the bus.
When will the madness end??
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:32 PM
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"Get over playing the victim!!!!"
Every five minutes!!!!!

:cry:
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:32 PM
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7. Good one !
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:33 PM
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9. Can a meme be thrown under a bus while simultaneously jumping a shark?
Let's try :bounce:
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:32 PM
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4. Unrec for arrogance and condescension.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:36 PM
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11. +1 unrec. n/t
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30rock Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:32 PM
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5. I don't know why some people hate the idiom so much
If you were arguing that the term is misused, I would understand. But you claim it's "overused," as if there's a limit to the number of times one could use a term or phrase.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:32 PM
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6. Your concern is noted. nt
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:33 PM
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8. I don't know, "playing the victim card" is pretty close. nt
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:35 PM
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10. That phrase has jumped the shark
Not that I'm the cliche police or anything.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:36 PM
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12. Then how come it's so crowded under here I have asphalt under my fingernails?
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:38 PM
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13. you're right..we should go back to the classics
like...kicked in the nuts
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:41 PM
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14. Your bus is here.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:45 PM
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15. Yet another round of "Poutrage Bingo"!
Woo hoo!
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:47 PM
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17. flypaper poutrage bingo
by those desperately hoping for a REAL BIG PURGE
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:52 PM
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19. You said it, brother!
I said that to someone earlier.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:47 PM
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18. I call dibs on pony and whining!
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:53 PM
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20. I already got President Palin, just an FYI
eom
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:26 PM
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24. all these thread recs!
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:27 PM
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26. lol
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:47 PM
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16. Yeah ... we really need to think outside the box.




BWAHAHAHA




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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:01 PM
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21. "At the end of the day..."
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:06 PM
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22. I can't remember how long it's been but...
someone on DU mentioned this phrase in a similar thread. From then on, I heard this phrase EVERYWHERE! On the radio, on nearly every tv show, just frickin' everywhere!

:nuke:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:29 PM
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28. At the end of the day, the bottom line is, you're with us or against us.
Memories.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:18 PM
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23. It's the left's version of 'policies rammed down our throats'
Those who dislike Obama picked up on it during the primaries (from Jeremiah Wright, if I recall) and have been using it ever since. This is not to say that its use is limited to Obama's primary opponents, it has caught on with others in the meantime.

I don't care for this victimology either, no matter what part of the political spectrum it comes from. Ultimately, it's a loser strategy which marks the complainer as a failure - whether it's the GOP on economic policies or a constituency on the left not getting what it had hoped for.

Political promises have no value, that's why they are broken so often. A promise is not a contract. The way to get results as a political activist is to hold out for a commit that will have to be defended. If you don't get a specific policy that a candidate sticks to even after being attacked by the opposition, then you got nothing. The best way to get such a policy commitment is to give the candidate a way to sell it to the electorate as a net gain for the country in general. Moral arguments and the like are generally only as good as the popularity of the assumptions they rest on.

So a policy of 'Do X because it's the right thing to do' is more likely to fail - if we haven't done X yet, it's quite possible that a large part, perhaps even a majority, does not actually believe in X. If that is the case then you're stuck, because making a good argument requires agreement about the underlying facts. It's more effictive to focus on 'why X will make us all better off' even if that is not too important to you as an advocate.
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Umbral Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:27 PM
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25. If the shoe fits... nt
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:27 PM
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27. Nah - "Truth To Power" takes that award
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