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I feel like Alice in Jesusland.

Posted on 2010.18.01 at 18:01


try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-01-20 23:52 (UTC) ()
Such is certainly the case if that person yells "RACIST!" at the majority of the American people.

Which is one reason why I railed against the idea for a long time. Also, I don't think the majority of people are knowingly racist. However, a culture of white privilege has been in place forever, and it's hard to see out of the box. So what I'm saying is that it's altogether possible to be racist and not even know it (me included--I'm sure I do and say plenty of things that are rooted in my whiteness).

"only 33 percent say that Obama's health care plan is a good idea, compared with 46 percent who believe it's a bad one. That result is essentially unchanged from last month's poll. However, the number saying that Obama's health plan is a bad idea has increased 20 percentage points since April, when the public supported the reform effort by a 33 percent to 26 percent margin

And one of those disapproving people is me. The griping isn't just coming from the right about healthcare. Progressives hate it just as much as conservatives, only from opposite dirctions. And anyway, even if healthcare dried up and blew away, there's got to be a reason why everything needs a supermajority to get passed. It's not just healthcare.

Such may get their attention, but if the yell-ers seem unhinged, the vast majority (ie: sane people) will dismiss them as the lunatic fringe that they are.

Gah. I hope so.
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