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Comments on: Failing upward http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/ because a well-behaved diva rarely makes history Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:04:09 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 By: Timmys Cat http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-312519 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 18:04:01 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-312519 S’weird. My previous insipid comment wanders in and out more than my sanity.

Call the hall!

By: Timmys Cat http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-312516 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:59:36 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-312516 and to keep my pay check from being robbed by union dues then sent to political parties

Right arm Jessica!

I’m sure you’ve had allllllll kinds of personal interaction with unions and their members so are qualified to speak on their behalf.(knowing smirk)

Puhlllleeeeeeeze, puuuuuhhleeeeeze, if you are in Phoenix walk into any police or fire station and tell them how much better off dealing with the city they would be without their union.

Free dumbs!

By: Old Economy Steve http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-311944 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:10:54 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-311944 You tell ’em, Jessica, the GOP is the party for a smaller government which does not concern itself with such pitiful things as discrimination, making sure unborn children get as much of a right to gestate and grow up in a world turned a beautiful shade of amber-brown from pollution, and stopping so-called unions from standing up for so-called worker’s rights.

By: Old Economy Steve http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-311870 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:51:06 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-311870 Yeah Mike, why would someone who self-identifies as a left-wing Democrat think that other left-wing Democrats are good?

By: Jessica Merrow http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-311826 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:29:14 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-311826 The GOP primarily represents the interests of wealthy white men? Sucks for me as a woman who makes less than $35,000 a year, I suppose. Except when you start to ask what that even means. Are the interests of these wealthy white men to limit the size of government, protect unborn children, and to keep my pay check from being robbed by union dues then sent to political parties I don’t agree with? If those are their interests, then I guess I want to be in the party of wealthy white men.

By: Mike Slater http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-311437 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:59:46 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-311437 Why is it a right wing Republican is bad but a left wing Democrat is somehow good?

By: Timmys Cat http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-311214 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:09:04 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-311214 Hmmmmm, sounds familiar. Malignant narcissism. Not your everyday self-centered jerk. I have known more than one all too well.
Some highlights that might sound familiar.

•A narcissist’s relationships are wildly asymmetrical and hypocritical — he expects concessions that he wouldn’t dream of granting to others.
•A narcissist feels entitled to things that defy reason.
•To a narcissist, nothing is ever good enough, and it’s always someone else’s fault.
•Narcissists struggle to disassociate themselves from personal accountability, for example by using a plural pronoun where a singular one would make more sense. Saying “we are unhappy” is preferred over “I am unhappy,” because an imaginary plural entity can’t be bargained with.


•Narcissists, eager to take credit when things go right, refuse to accept responsibility when things go wrong, and cannot engage in constructive self-criticism.
•Narcissists cannot see how their behavior looks to others, and if confronted by their own behavior in another, refuse to accept it.

Sound like a political party we loathe?
Remember this is not just a usual mostly incorrect idea of narcissism. These types mostly cannot be reasoned with or helped, because of course they are not wrong.
Which means you are.


Ouch! brutal snarker

By: Old Economy Steve http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-311183 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:12:29 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-311183 As a white man who just knows that one day he will be wealthy, of course wealthy white men should be given many more chances than anybody else. If we white men wanted to have to live with the mistakes we’ve made, we would have been born poor, non-white, and/or not a man.

By: Mark http://www.democraticdiva.com/2013/02/06/failing-upward/comment-page-1/#comment-310776 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:20:34 +0000 http://www.democraticdiva.com/?p=4291#comment-310776 Great laugh! There may be problems with the guilt-by-association argument, but somebody’s got to be responsible for the Rs’ lurch to the right. Their financial backers? Fall up, indeed!