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Presidents You Can Have a Beer With - A Recovering Physicist's Apology

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Date:July 19th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with you. Politics has become way too much of a team sport. Like I said, neither Republicans or Dems really have a problem with the Imperial Presidency. What they really have a problem with is when it is in the opponents' hands. Another great parallel is this reconciliation option to pass things without the option of a filibuster that Dems are threatening to use to pass health care. When the Republicans were using it during the Bush years, the Dems decried the measure as anti-democratic, repugnant, etc. and the Reps claimed it was needed because of the obfuscation of a party of "No." Now fast forward and suddenly the talking points have literally been reversed. Power is only evil when you don't have it.

I also see it when I talk about how I tend to vote Green or third-party. Democrats tend to argue along the lines of, "Sure the Democratic candidates are shitty, but you HAVE to support them. S/He's the Democrat!"
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