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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:11 PM
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72. The downward nature of that cycle is why many of us are so frustrated
You are correct. There's nothing like a common opponent as a way to unite people.

But the problem is that as the GOP Right gets worse and more extreme, the Democratic leaders don't fight them with a clear alternative. They reject alternatives that are not just ideological but mainstream common sense.

As a result the whole discourse of the "center" keeps getting pushed further to the right, and politicians like Obama are complicit in that.

So it is the same every cycle -- but gets worse and worse with each cycle.

A lot of us who bitch and moan would prefer to be genuinely excited in a positive sense, and would support Obama if he would actually wealk the talk more. But since the opposite keeps happening, regardless of the individual candidate, we get more and more pissed off and frustrasted and LESS enthusiastic every time this shell game is played.

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