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Offline mystery-ak

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« on: October 09, 2013, 03:48:36 PM »

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Offline Fishrrman

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 09:56:17 PM »
[[  But the question really is, when do we get to some moment where if things are settled, and the Republicans either succeed in their objectives of undoing Obamacare, and that happens, or the Democrats finally establish that this is how things are going to be and they win? ]]

In some ways, it doesn't matter who wins the current "shutdown battle" -- because regardless of the "tactical victory", the two sides will stand more divided than ever once the dust has settled.

This confrontation cannot strengthen the Republic. Indeed, it only serves to further define and delineate the differences between sides.

The chasm of "the Great Divide" is deepening.
Common ground by which to reduce the gap no longer exists, because the two sides now represent two philosophies that are fully 180 degrees apart; two philosophies that are anathema to each other.

It's as if we were expecting the Bolsheviks to drop their revolution and come back to the Czarist fold.

Reconciliation is as likely as the abolitionists, in 1859, dropping their cause and permitting The South to continue slavery.
Reconciliation is as likely as The South, in 1859, recognizing the arguments of the abolitionists, and voluntarily discontinuing slavery and freeing the Negroes.

Where are we headed?

Offline Rapunzel

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 10:00:07 PM »
He also tossed a few hard balls at the GOP while he was at it.

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