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  •  The Villagers are out of touch (7+ / 0-)

    Dick Cheney isn't a raving anti-gay bigot because he has had to deal with a lesbian in his family. George Will cares about how we treat people with Down Syndrome or Cubs fans because he has been forced to live with it. Neither care about people who have no health care coverage because they are fundamentally incapable of putting themselves into the shoes of others. The Villagers are generally unable to do this. They just talk to each other, repeating conventional wisdom, even though there is no wisdom or understanding in their proposals.

    Facts are of no value to them. Nate's mockery of the Villagers and his validation is the best thing that we have seen happen to the Beltway in years.

    The GOP is the party of mammon. They mock what Jesus taught.

    by freelunch on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 10:13:56 AM PST

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    •  Many years ago George Will lauded the cutting (0+ / 0-)

      back or cutting out of a number of federal government programs.  However, he lamented the baleful effects on a program for the mentally challenged.  I wanted to yell at him that could he not understand that many others had similar feelings about programs they benefited from?  He was totally oblivious to others' pain and seemed to think that only he and his son were suffering from the cutbacks. That column made a lasting impression on me.

      We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

      by Observerinvancouver on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 12:17:46 PM PST

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      •  The pain of others is only one of many things (0+ / 0-)

        that George The Willful has been totally oblivious to throughout his long career as an obnoxious twit whose knowledge of baseball is not nearly as accurate as he believes.

        When all else fails, try thinking!

        by edtheengineer on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 01:37:22 PM PST

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    •  Even the liberal villagers.... (0+ / 0-)

      ....are out of touch - witness the city of Portland passing a poll tax "for the arts" - something that even Margaret Thatcher couldn't get away with.

      9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

      by varro on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:24:08 PM PST

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