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November 2nd, 2010

The inner Ralph Nader

Over the last couple of years, a lot of people have disclosed their inner Ralph Nader. For me it it got to be too much stress following their doings.

I think I ought to trim down the default view of my Friends page, so I quit being afraid to view it. (I use Friends management.)

I find this funny

A couple of years ago, Glenn Greenwald declared the House majority-Democrat for as far as the eye could see, and then, once Barack Obama assumed office, proceeded to test his own theory destructively.

What I see as having happened, in large part, is that some influential people, seeing Democratic majorities into the distant future, and in particular seeing the phantom of a Senate super-duper-majority, became mad with power, unquenchably demanding, and impossible to work with. Too little got done in the last couple of years, largely because of power mad, reptilian-brained ‘liberals’.

It’s not so much the stereotype, that ‘liberals’ are perfectionist; I think it is more the kind of power-hunger that got the Republicans tossed out a few years ago. The hunger exists on both sides (even if not in the same degree).

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