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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 02:07 AM
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21. From "Nichomachus" -- Comments at SmirkingChimp
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 02:11 AM by BushDespiser12
found at http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/11402 The comments are well worth spending some time reading.

Sometimes you just have to do it

There are times when success doesn't really matter. When the school bully pulls down your pants in the school yard and takes your lunch money every day, sooner or later you just have to take a swing at him.

It doesn't matter if you lose the fight. It doesn't matter if you get the snot knocked out of you. You just have to do it or you've given him all the power in the world.

I think Conyers is being too calculating by half. By not acting, the Democrats are giving the country and the world the impression that what's happening is just a normal swing of the political pendulum. It is not.

Democracy is on the line here, and if the Democrats won't stand up for it, then I can't see one reason in hell to vote for them or support them. This time around, my wallet is off the table.

The payoff will come when Conyers and the others abandon their responsibility to the country in the hopes of winning the next election and then they have it stolen out from under them again. With their pants around their ankles and the last of their lunch money gone, they will have been complicit in the destruction of the US democracy.
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