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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:24 PM

15. AND she's from California. SAN FRANCISCO, California, to boot.

Blue state. Bad enough. California in particular and especially San Francisco both embody a lot of what they hate. The most broad-minded state in the union, at least I think so (biased, of course), and I think also the biggest of the melting pots. We have EVERYBODY in this state, and lots of the key demographics that are making the most noise, challenging the status quo the most, and poised to dominate or go fully mainstream in the future. The fading power of the previous Alpha category, White Male, is provoking desperation and bringing out the worst in them in the form of very negative and even antisocial reactive behavior. It's acting out. Which explains the rise of the rowdies and bullies and goons and the whole aggressive teabagger phenomenon. I'm being diplomatic in describing them as a "phenomenon." "Abberation" is more like it, IMHO. That's what happens when you start to feel outnumbered. And then add Old to the category and that makes things even worse! As it ages, it loses potency - WHICH HAPPENS TO EVER CARBON-BASED LIFE FORM ON THIS PLANET, okay????

Nancy Pelosi is on the cutting left edge of the country and represents the inevitable change that's already happening in this country, in demographics and power and general public mindset. The freepers and others of their ilk, teabaggers too, and religious whackos that have taken over the GOP know that this big tsunami is already on the way toward land and they can't do quite enough to stop it, and it's going to take over the world as they presumed to know it. They don't want it to happen, and they're NOT taking this well. And instead of trying to evolve, they're fighting it, kicking and screaming every micron of the way.

It's to be expected. Evolution is not without pain. Neither is growth. There will always be people who don't want to change. I mean, look at the Amish in this country. But they're a peaceable people. The freepers and teabaggers and so forth are anything but.

As far as Nancy Pelosi herself, what probably burns their burgers more than anything is that she's in such a safe district. Hell, even Cindy Sheehan couldn't beat her. So there's certainly no way any knuckle-dragger has any hope running against her. Nancy will never leave that seat until she chooses to walk away from it.

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