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vroomvroom Donating Member (496 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 06:32 PM
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Democrats Pride Ourselves As Tolerant. Are We Just Suckers?
The list of liberal laments about President Obama keeps getting longer: He extended the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. Health-care reform didnt include a public option. In the frantic final hours of the budget negotiations, instead of calling the GOPs bluff, he agreed to historic cuts in progressive programs. And Wednesday, in response to conservatives focus on the deficit, Obama said that we have to put everything on the table.

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The real problem isnt a liberal weakness. Its something liberals have proudly seen as a strength our deep-seated dedication to tolerance. In any given fight, tolerance is benevolent, while intolerance gets in the good punches. Tolerance plays by the rules, while intolerance fights dirty. The result is round after round of knockouts against liberals who think theyre high and mighty for being open-minded but who, politically and ideologically, are simply suckers.

Continued at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/liberals-pride-t...

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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 06:53 PM
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1. A'yup. (NT)
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 06:54 PM
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2. Tolerance is for suckers!
Sounds like a RW slogan.

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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 07:06 PM
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3. We are therefore seen as easy bait by bullies.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 07:08 PM
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4. Speak for yourself.
Oh, I see you already have.

:eyes:

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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 09:02 PM
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5. Tolerant? Define it. By a lot of posts just on DU, many aren't "tolerant".
Edited on Mon Apr-18-11 09:02 PM by 4lbs
Too many posts are laden with profanity. Even those regarding the President.

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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 10:18 PM
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6. Problem is that Democrats want the right things.
Republicans don't give a damn and have no scruples. We lose to the pragmatists and greed-heads everytime. It's much easier to appeal to people's fear and hatred than it is to appeal to their humanity.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 10:34 PM
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7. Nice guys finish last.
It's just the way it is. You have to fight fire with fire and all that. Get down in the mud with those bastards .
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