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Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:03 AM

KRUGMAN: "Just Say NO."

THE USES OF OUTRAGE
By Paul Krugman

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Are you angry about the white nationalist takeover of the U.S. government? If so, you are definitely not alone. The first few weeks of the Trump administration have been marked by huge protests, furious crowds at congressional town halls, customer boycotts of businesses seen as Trump allies. And Democrats, responding to their base, have taken a hard line against cooperation with the new regime.

But is all this wise? Inevitably, one hears some voices urging everyone to cool it ó to wait and see, to try to be constructive, to reach out to Trump supporters, to seek ground for compromise. Just say no. Outrage at whatís happening to America isnít just justified, itís essential. In fact, it may be our last chance of saving democracy.


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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/opinion/the-uses-of-outrage.html?mtrref=disqus.com&gwh=98B9D7FECDD54725D2BF8FEB63F338E1&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion

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Reply KRUGMAN: "Just Say NO." (Original post)
kpete Feb 2017 OP
Stuart G Feb 2017 #1
MadCrow Feb 2017 #2
Chiquitita Feb 2017 #3
flamingdem Feb 2017 #4
BSdetect Feb 2017 #5
dalton99a Feb 2017 #6
Martin Eden Feb 2017 #15
druidity33 Feb 2017 #16
FreeStateDemocrat Feb 2017 #7
Sebasdad22 Feb 2017 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2017 #9
dalton99a Feb 2017 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2017 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2017 #12
Hekate Feb 2017 #13
babylonsister Feb 2017 #17
Mr. Ected Feb 2017 #14

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:14 AM

1. k and r..nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:29 AM

2. War on Trump and his Policies

To quote Nancy Reagan, "Just say NO!', but back it up with political activism to bring about change.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:47 AM

3. Don't just say NO, say HELL NO!

Do not cool it, say HELL NO.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:54 AM

4. But how can we be effective? They'll just avoid town halls

etc.

Meanwhile legislation will be shoved through

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:58 AM

6. +1

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 01:10 PM

15. Thank you for that very important article! n/t

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 02:50 PM

16. Again, thanks for that link. nt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:59 AM

7. Great advice, keep up the resistance!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 11:52 AM

8. Call Your Congressman Today

 

And a bunch of others.

Don't call their staff names, just let them know you are pissed and it will only get worse, for them.

Gutting the EPA = Crime

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:07 PM

9. K & R. . . . . nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:12 PM

10. Kick.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:25 PM

11. I'd say we've waited long enough and seen plenty of what

Trump plans.

Do we need to wait until senior citizens are starving in the streets? Lakes and rivers catch fire again? Thousands of people at a time are dying from contaminated food?

I don't think so.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:35 PM

12. + times a million.

"Oh wait and see. Maybe we can reason with them. Let's try to compromise."
This is no time to be passive or to wait for someone to tell us what to think.

More like, "no more ms nice guy!". Every time we are Loud and United in large numbers, we also strengthen the truthful news outlets and whatever truthful voices are out there in mass-media.




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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:46 PM

13. Krugman, as always, is excellent. Read the whole thing if NYT will let you

Thanks, kpete

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Response to Hekate (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:39 PM

17. Ha! End of month; no way! But I did share it. ;) Thanks, kpete, again! nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:49 PM

14. The Felon in Chief has been crystal-clear as to what he intends to do

And every indication since Inauguration Day points to him pursuing his objectives, albeit in a haphazard manner.

The War on Trump began on that date, and will continue until we successfully run him out of town and into a prison cell.

No is what we heard from Republicans for 8 years under Obama.

We understand the power of No. It's time we weaponize the word and wield it like a sword of justice.

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