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Tea Partiers could learn a lot from the late Ed Koch's most famous quote:
If you agree with me on 9 out of 12 issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.
09:52 AM | Permalink
Whenever people tell me they can't vote for someone because of that candidate's view on a particular subject, even though they agree on most others and disagree with the opponent on just about everything, I personalize it. I tell them the something like, "There is only one person I know that I agree with on everything, but I am not running for office."
Obama has always said, don't let perfection become the enemy of the good. Although he applied that to specific issues, it applies to picking whom to vote for as well.
February 01, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Et tu Japa21. Me too. I try at all times not to see the brilliance of others in their agreement with me. And yet I am still drawn to the light of reason. Some people shine a whole lot brighter than others.
Peter G |
February 01, 2013 at 11:24 AM
One of the things I learned from growing up in a fundamentalist church was that the more people share common beliefs, the more savagely they fight over the remaining differences. That's why the quest for ideological purity in the GOP is doomed to fail.
February 01, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Truer words were never spoken shsavage. Make the sign of the cross like an Old Believer and get massacred. Apparently using two fingers to make the sign of the cross instead of three was deemed to be punishable by death. You could study volumes of history and they would illustrate your point beautifully. Or you could watch the chase scene from Life of Brian.
Peter G |
February 01, 2013 at 01:50 PM
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