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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 03:43 PM
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121. Of the worthless slate of complicit elitist we had to choose from, I'd take Biden in hindsight
More knowledgeable, better connected to individual important Senators, hardest to delegitimize, most likely to tell the truth on occasion, most practical with use of force, and probably has the closest life to the lower 98% over the most years.

No doubt the banks would buy him out like all the rest but the bullshit levels would at least be lower.

The important thing to remember is that we are pushing toward an end, it is not our job to cut deals and hammer out compromises but rather to push, pull, or drag the bastards every fucking millimeter we can get and throw them away when nothing else can be nursed or beat out of them.

Some of the reason we fail is because we are a bunch of ideological compromisers hunting for what we can get instead of what we want relentlessly so there is at least enough space in the "acceptable" political spectrum to actually have a robust exchange of ideas that might lead to effective solutions as opposed to passable legislation.

The pursuit of "The Sweet Spot" kills meaningful conversation, much less good law.

Even 'The Professional Left' has to get out of their comfort zone so we can draw the fire of being radicals, how piss poor is it that Gibbs has so little a range of ideological spectrum that he is forced to make "Canadian Style Healthcare" loony tunes.

All the space on the spectrum is on the right and so we have to counter and perhaps even exceed that, at least some of us. That will open space for "moderate" to spread out a bit.

John Paul Stevens was a middle of the road Republican, once upon a time. He didn't change much, the country did. Let's change that. Trying to find the center between Hatch and Snowe (Scott Brown) ain't for me. Not my game. If that's what its about then I'll resolve to be a better foil and provide some contrast to force open dialog.

It is our job to make them do it, not to figure out what they are willing to do.
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