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Author Topic:   Do the Right Thing Tomorrow, Yanks
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Message 196 of 203 (682339)
12-01-2012 11:53 AM

The election is over. But the wing-nut whining about the election has apparently just begun. Pretty funny on election day, but at this point the animosity shows signs of lasting even longer than the resentment after Gore v. Bush, and that's saying something.

And apparently, the higher your wing-nut index, the louder you are complaining about the election. The extreme Wing-nuts are no longer making any pretense of loving liberty or democracy. Good. I am glad the sheets are off.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead. William Lloyd Garrison.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass

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Message 197 of 203 (682343)
12-01-2012 12:39 PM

The political right is dangerously out of touch with reality
Summary: we did the right thing.

Recommended reading: Mandate with Destiny (The New Yorker)
In short, the right declared that Bush won a decisive mandate in 2004. However, they say that Obama, who won far more convincingly in 2012, has no mandate at all.

The political right in the USA is dangerously out of touch with reality.

Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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Message 198 of 203 (682354)
12-01-2012 3:44 PM

Summary: We did the wrong thing and the country is going straight to hell right behind europe.

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Message 199 of 203 (682355)
12-01-2012 4:17 PM

We did it right. Thanks to all who contributed to the win.

FEY - try responding instead of jeering. Just sayin'.

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Message 200 of 203 (682356)
12-01-2012 4:17 PM

Obama won and same sex marriage won and decriminalizing maryjane won and the nation is not going straight to hell and the sky is not falling.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 201 of 203 (682357)
12-01-2012 4:38 PM

Foreveryoung is still on this site. Never thought he/she would make it past the election.

He/She really likes us, you guys!

- Oni

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Message 202 of 203 (682360)
12-01-2012 5:28 PM

I just spent 3 days in Berlin. If this is hell, you can keep purgatory.

Thanks Yanks, there's still hope for you.

And us.



Life, don't talk to me about life - Marvin the Paranoid Android

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Message 203 of 203 (682362)
12-01-2012 5:57 PM

indeed we did do the right thing
Not so much democrat vs republican, but sense vs ignorant nonsense

The forces of progressive politics (socialized medicine, medicare and social security) won out over the forces of reactionary regressive politics (further deregulations for corporations, more failed economics, and repressive regulations for people).

There are also fewer tea party ignorant bigots in government, so not only was the presidential race a victory for society over corporations, but a more reasonable congress is a victory over ignorance based policies.


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