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It's all speculation about the past.  I'm interested in the present and especially the future

...and then you again go on about Nader (and that like I haven't said anything in the previous discussion). I better leave it at that.

It is a further responsibility for those of us who voted Democrat and who are Democrats to keep the pressure on these elected officials to do the right thing.

Well noted, thanks.

But I'm not about to let cynicism dampen the energy that may yet save the future.

There may be a cultural issue here. Pessimism or realism doesn't equal cynicism. My fear was actually that premature celebration and underestimation of difficulties will dampen the energy that may yet save the future.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Nov 9th, 2006 at 04:50:41 PM EST
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Premature celebration?  When you win the damn election, that's premature? We've waited six years to be pleased about something!  Merely reversing the neocon dominance of this one-party government is a very big deal here. I don't know if you live here, but Bush and the way Republicans ruled has threatened the political life of this country profoundly, and this victory is a very, very big deal.  

  Apart from disagreements about the past (you're right--I brought it up again) what bothers me most about getting jumped on for this diary is that it doesn't make any extravagant promises. It points out that through the committee system of the Congress, and through the political power of a party that holds majorities in both houses, the U.S. begins to rejoin the international dialogue on problems that face us all, like the climate crisis, energy, nuclear proliferation, the Geneva Conventions, etc.  I thought for Europeans that might be construed as good news, too. I don't see that what I actually wrote promises perfection.  


"The end of all intelligent analysis is to clear the way for synthesis." H.G. Wells "It's not dark yet, but it's getting there." Bob Dylan

by Captain Future (captainfuture is at sbcglobal dot net) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 05:04:26 AM EST
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